Invisible Orange Glow in the Dark Pigment 1 oz PPSB-03

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  • White to orange luminescent colorants.
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Risk Reactor's PPSB-03 Invisible Orange Glow in the Dark pigment powder was developed to go into oil or water based mediums. Phosphorescent pigment is the basic building block for material that glows in the dark.

It works by absorbing ambient light and then re-emitting it in the visible spectrum. This process can be repeated an infinite amount of times. The color visible in regular light is an off white and it will glow a vibrant Orange in the dark. This "change" of color is why we refer to it as invisible. You can mix this pigment into any clear medium such as glue, paint, caukling, wax, clay, gel candles, liquid nails, silicone, urethane, you name it.

Benefits of Risk Reactor's PPSB-03 Invisible Orange Pigment:

  • Easy to work with!
  • Long afterglow lasting pigment! 
  • Product can last more than 15 years, unlike conventional pigment!
  • Just about any light will charge it!
  • Glows a strong Orange!
  • Non-radioactive!
  • Safe and non-toxic!
  • Can be used with just about any medium!
  • Charges an infinte amount of times!

Used In:
Clock & watch dials, paint, electronic instrument dial pads, poly urethane, home appliances, lighting apparatus and switches, exit signs, emergency signage and low level lighting escape systems (Egress Systems), shoes, caps, aircraft and automobile dials and instrument panels, firemen's equipment, traffic signs & high visibility signs, fishing equipment, military applications, outdoor path marking, camping equipment, textile printing and textile fibers, writing & printing inks, You can use this product anywhere a long afterglow and/or light fastness is needed.

Technical Information:

Appearance: White Powder/No Order
Melting Point: Dissociates 600 C
Excitation Energy: 200-450 nm
Emission Wavelength: 624 nm
Vapor Pressure: N/AP
Vapor Density: N/AP
Solubility In Water: Insoluble
Weight Per Cube Meter: 5.1
Chemical ID: Y2O2S:Eu
Flammability Class: N/AP
Extinguishing Media: Water
Specific Gravity: 5.1
Freezing Point: N/AP
Percent Volatile: N/AP
Evaporation Rate: N/AP
pH (% in water): N/AP
Flash Point: N/AP
Auto-Ignition Temp: N/AP.

Glow Time Chart Measured in mcd/m2

The afterglow brightness is measured under D65 standard light source excited by 1000 lux for 10 minutes. The excitation wavelength is 253.7 nm. The instrument to determine brightness LS-100. As a general rule, the larger the particle size the greater and longer the glow. The threshold of the human eye to detect light is .32 mcd/m2 with a dark adapted eye.


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Emission Peak

624 nm

After Glow Time

720 minutes

How to Use
This product is easy to work with. Simply mix it with a clear medium such as clear paint, clear glue, clear wax, etc. and you will have a glowing material! Follow the guidelines below to ensure you maximize the glowing effectiveness of our products.

  1. More powder, higher percentage will produce brighter, longer glow.
  2. Use a white, or light color as a background for best results. Any color other than white will diminish glow.
  3. Use the clearest vehicle possible. Any pigment in the vehicle will decrease the brightness and length of glow.
  4. The thicker (to a point) the layer of Glow Powder will produce longer and brighter luminosity.
  5. Try to prevent moisture in the manufacturing process.
  6. Do not use vehicle with high acidity.
  7. Do not grind the Glow Powder, it will destroy the crystal structure and therefore decrease luminosity.
  8. The larger the particle size of the Glow Powder the greater the glow.
  9. Ratio of Glow Powder to medium is from 10% to 50% by weight depending on application and manufacture process. Best to start with 30% and move and down depending on cost, manufacturing process, and other factors that are unique to your application. 
How to mix glow in the dark pigment into paint for your next glow in the dark project:

When ordering glow in the dark pigments to mix into paint, you may question how can I create my own paint with these fascinating pigments? How should I mix the pigments and in what material should I put them? The best way to go about the mixing process is to do a test run.  This way gets you familiar with the materials and is actually quite fun!  It also is a way to test how the paint will work in your surroundings and for your application.  Start off using just a little pigment to mix into your base, you can add more as you go.  Remember to find a good mixing tool; the pigment will have to be mixed thoroughly so it separates from itself.  Keep in mind: pigment will not dissolve, so give it a really good stir!

Risk Reactor offers two easy solutions for your glow paint base:
CN1 Water Based Clear and CN2 Oil Based Clear Overcoat.  Depending on if you need an oil or water base, these two products will work perfectly with Risk Reactor pigments. 
You can also order Risk Reactor’s glow in the dark paint already mixed right off our website!
There are some basic procedures and rules that one would want to follow when mixing pigments:
  • If you use more powder, it will illuminate more for a longer time.  This does not mean it will make a darker color.  The color of the paint will be what the color of the pigment is.
  • When painting, it is best to paint onto a white surface, other colors will take away from the radiance of the color.
  • If you are not going to use Risk Reactor’s base, stick to the sheerest base you can find.  It needs to be as clear as possible, other color takes away from the luminosity of Risk Reactor’s pigments.
  • Some applications may need thick coats, test somewhere small to see how thick you should lay on the paint.  The depth of the paint layers can add to brightness.
  • Make sure you are working in a clean, dry area.  Risk Reactor pigments need to stay dry until they are put into the paint base.
  • If you are going to use your own base, it should be low in acid.
  • The best way to mix in pigment is to find a tool that will quickly stir, never crush the pigment.  This will destroy your glow.
  • Bigger pigment particles glow brighter.
  • The amount of pigment that will be needed to create your paint will depend on your base.  Remember that testing in small amounts is the best way to determine how you want your paint to be.
Always remember that here at Risk Reactor we are here to help you succeed in your projects.  Please email us if you have any questions. 


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