Reflective material is used in a variety of ways to increase visibility. It can be found on many objects, from construction equipment to trucks.
Often, reflective materials are made from heat-transfer vinyl or fabric. But there are also other types of reflective material, including tape, piping, and elastic.
What is Reflective Material
Reflective material is a type of fabric, sheet, or tape that helps to enhance visibility and safety. It can be used to make apparel, automobiles, boats, and other items more visible to people on the road.
Reflectors can also be used to help drivers see bicyclists and pedestrians more clearly in low-light conditions. These materials are also used to enhance the visibility of traffic signs and other safety equipment.
The reflective material that is used on these products works on the’retroreflection theory’, which means that it reflects light back without scattering it. This can help drivers to identify the person wearing it at a distance, which can prevent car accidents.
When worn on clothing, reflective material can be seen by motorists up to a hundred meters away in the darkness. It is therefore important to wear clothing with reflective material on it to stay safe in dark or rainy conditions.
Aside from enhancing the visibility of the clothing, reflective materials can also be made to improve the comfort of wearers. They can be perforated for better breathability and ventilation, which can keep the wearer cool and dry in hot and sweaty conditions.
Rainbow Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl
Rainbow reflective heat transfer vinyl is a unique material that can be cut by a knife or a cutting plotter to create designs, fashions and patterns on all kinds of fabrics. It comes in a range of colors including rainbow flash, PU, PVC, Glitter, Flock, Metallic, Laser, Hologram and more.
It’s an excellent way to make a statement on your clothes, shoes or backpacks and is durable with good resistance to washing and natural wear. It’s also very easy to apply and can be hot pressed on any fabric surface.
To make this material stick better on different surfaces, it’s best to follow the temperature, time and pressure settings recommended by the manufacturer. This is a crucial step as it’ll help you avoid overly sensitive issues such as fading, peeling, or lifting on the design.
Another common issue that can cause the adhesive component to fail to adhere is if it’s used on a thick seam, zipper, button, or collar. This is often a result of the adhesive’s inability to properly heat press into the fabric. Hence, it’s best to ensure the temperature, pressure and time are maintained accordingly before you begin the hot pressing process.
Colors High Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl
Colors High Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl is a type of heat transfer film that features a reflective surface. It can be hot pressed on T-shirts, bags, and shoes to make them unique.
This material is also used on safety uniforms, like firemen’s and policemen’s shirts. Its reflection properties help the wearers distinguish themselves in low light conditions.
The process of applying this material is simple and straightforward. You simply put the reflective paper on a special paper, adjust the no team model of an iron or a heat transfer machine, then press it onto the fabric. After completion, you can tear off the protective film from the surface.
It is safe to use this product when applied under the recommended temperature, pressure, and time. However, you should be careful not to apply it wet as it can damage the aluminum layer. It can also reduce the adhesive quality of the vinyl.
Flame Retardant Reflective Material
Flame Retardant Reflective Material is a type of reflective tape that can be used to improve safety for those who walk, run or ride in the dark. This reflective tape is available in various colors and widths and can be applied to a variety of items, including clothing, bags, and other products.
This material is composed of micro-glass beads bonded to a 100% FR treated cotton fabric backing. It is able to reflect light directly to the original light source, which increases visibility for drivers and passersby. It’s also appropriate for police traffic vests, safety vests, and reflective jackets.
The fluorescent yellow color is enhancing the visibility during daytime and nighttime. This yellow silver reflective strip is NFPA 2112 & EN 469 flame retardant, so it can be sewn onto fire fighters’ jackets, pants or turnout gear.
YGM provides this high luster’s anti-flame reflective tape, which is available in a variety of sizes. It’s also heat and humidity resistant. It can be applied to a variety of clothing, such as work jackets, coats, and other protective garments.
Reflective Fabric Material
Reflective fabric is a versatile material used for a variety of purposes. These include safety, advertising, and fashion.
It is made from thousands of tiny glass beads that refract light to make the wearer visible. It also helps prevent accidents.
This reflective material can be found in a range of colors and styles, including rainbow and iridescent options. They can be sewn directly onto clothing or attached with adhesives or heat transfers.
Moreover, it is non-conductive and is ideal for activewear.
These fabrics are highly breathable and are comfortable to wear in warmer weather.
They are also resistant to water damage and easy to clean.
These fabrics are manufactured using a special coating technique. It includes a base cloth, micro glass beads and metals, and specialized adhesives.
Reflective Tape Material for Clothing
Reflective tape for clothing is using with sewn or glued. It can be found in many stores and can help to make clothing more visible at night and in poor visibility conditions.
YGM offers different kinds of reflective tape, including a high-visibility version that reflects light at a very low rate. This type of tape is a good choice for garments that have to be washed frequently, as it doesn’t fade in the wash.
Another option is micro-prismatic tape. This reflective tape is made from vinyl that bounces light around and back to the source. It’s available in a variety of colors and can be long-lasting.
It’s also a low cost option and easy to add to garments. It’s a popular choice for outdoor sportswear and can be sewn onto any fabric.
Aside from highlighting the wearer’s presence, reflective material can also be used to mark areas of the workplace. This is especially useful for businesses that have a large number of employees, such as a construction company or transport company.
Reflective Piping Material
Reflective piping is a great way to give a finishing touch to your apparel or bag. It also helps you stand out from the crowd and make sure that you can see yourself in the dark. This is especially useful for runners and children’s jackets.
This cotton piping is easy to sew on and provides a great look to your product. It is a good choice for a wide range of products including safety gear, equine, marine and sports equipment, bags, luggage, backpacks, shoes and more.
The reflective piping also deserves credit for being the most visible in low-light conditions and is an excellent choice for any business looking to improve safety standards at work. You can find a wide range of high-quality reflective piping in a variety of colors and sizes to suit your needs.
Quality control is key to the production of any reflective material, and YGM does its best to ensure that every product we send out leaves our warehouse in top shape. Our QC team takes the time to do everything from checking for the right size of tape, fabric, or HTV to measuring the most important attributes of your choice to ensure it is in the best condition possible before sending it out to you.
Elastic Reflective Material
Elastic Reflective Material is a type of reflective fabric that features tiny spherical glass beads that can reflect light back to its source. This technology is used in a variety of products, including sports uniforms, shoes, backpacks, bicycles, helmets, and traffic signs.
It is a flexible, lightweight material that can be machine cut to meet your design needs. It is also easy to sew and can be washed many times. It is ideal for safety, apparel, uniforms, equine and pet products, bags, backpacks, totes, luggage, automotive, marine and sports products, footwear and hats or any other industry that requires that extra margin of safety.
XW4000 – B Single Sided Elastic Reflective Tape is made from 86% polyester and 14% spandex with the stretchable features. It is composed of wide angle exposed micro glass beads backing materials and is suitable for sewing on two-way stretch fabric Backing materials which are intended to be used as Light to Medium Weight Fabrics, like Vest Trim or waistcoats.