Warning About Glow in the Dark Safety Tape

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Sep 122016

As the top manufacturer of glow paints for the safety industry, we hear all the time that glow in the dark tape is the worst product and actually comes off in a day in some cases. Recently we welcomed a new customer who installed tape on a banister and it cut people’s hands as they were going down the steps. Please let us help you avoid this mistake!


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Patented Glow In The Dark Pigments

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May 102013
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Kryptaglow Glow In The Dark Pigments

Kryptaglow is pleased to announce in an effort to bring you the best products on the market today, their merger with Ez-Bright Corporation, a leading manufacturer of 1st Grade glow in the dark pigments with a long, super bright afterglow.

Kryptaglow is the exclusive distributor for Ez-Bright Glow In The Dark Pigments in the United States and Canada. These pigments are patented and are free of infringement from any current patents in the USA and Canada.

The EZ-Bright glow in the dark pigments continue to emit light for many hours after being exposed to daylight, incandescent lamp or UV-light. They can also be boosted to a high charge using a black-light.

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Glow In The Dark Pigments – Applications & Standards

Our glow in the dark pigments have also been used in products that have passed the stringent MEA standards of Safety Egress Systems, set for New York City, where it became law to have photoluminescent markings for evacuation routes in buildings. Some of the toughest standards ever imposed especially for brightness. Kryptaglow products have been used to pass these standards 5 times.

Glow In The Dark Pigments – Colors

We have a variety of glow in the dark pigments to choose from, such as Blue, Sky Blue, Aqua, Green, and others. These pigments can be used in Screen Printing Inks, or dyes for materials or fabrics. Also for Plastic Injection Moulding or Extrusions. The possibilities are endless when you begin to think of all the things that would be better if they only could glow in the dark. Now they can!

Call us for more info, or with details of your project so we can help you find what will work for you

Glow Tape : Reasons Not To Use It

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May 102013

Problems With Glow Tape

When it comes to pholuminescent glow tape nothing can compare to glow paint. It will out last any tape being used for the same purpose. Glow tapes have several problems:

Glow Paint Versus Glow Tape

  1. Glue Failure: its been know that glues being used on most walls have not have the sticking power of paint and have often taken a bottom coat to prepare the wall just to stick.
  2. Vandalism: Glow tapes can easily be taken back off the wall by vandalism, something that cannot happen with paint.
  3. Cost: The cost factor of glow tapes is enormous, and controlled by certain companies who do not want to see a cost effective product such as glow paint compete when its obviously superior to any glow tape product and far more cost effective.
  4. Performance: Our glow paints have already established themselves as the leading performer in the industry for paints and coatings. Our brightness ratings have surpassed any and all requirements for Safety Egress Systems. Kryptaglow Special Blend has Passed the LL-26 Safety Standards set by the City of New York for their buildings and has out preformed all of its competitors.
  5. Maintenance: Our paints together with our matched Top Coats are easily maintained because they are durable and also washable with a simple house hold cleaner. No sanding or resurfacing needed.

We hope this explains the benefits of using our paints over glow tapes. If they were really that good we would carry glow tapes. Our egress strips are a better solution and compare in cost.

The most affordable is truly Kryptaglow Paints, We have a paint for every use. please feel free to browse at our selection. We have everything from Water Base to a Non Skid if needed.

Join us in using the Best glow in the dark products on the market for your job….

Egress Systems: Kryptaglow Signs and Strips

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May 102013

Our Egress Systems: When the lights go out, our Photoluminescent (PL) based Safety Signs and Strips start glowing blue immediately, and they become the best way to lead people out to safer places. They work without any power source, and their extended afterglow period is long enough to lead people out safely.

Egress Systems & MEA Regulations

New York City has set a new building code regulations with Local Law 26(LL26) and
Reference Standard 6-1(RS 6-1), and all Class E buildings whose height is 75 feet or
higher are obliged to comply to this new regulations by the end of June, 2006.

MEA Certificate in PDF Format

Kryptaglow Egress Systems Are Characterized by:

  1. Emitting-color in the dark
  2. Extended longer afterglow period
  3. Brighter by 20% more than the MEA standard
  4. Reliable durability, Resistance to damage coming from Aluminum base plate with acrylic coatings
  5. completely free from Toxicity/Radioactivity
  6. Photoluminescent pigment used is, licensed under Patent No.5376303 held by Nichia Corporation, and our products are free from Patent conflict.

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One Coat Paint Myth : Why One Coat Is Never Enough

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May 102013
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We thought we should dispel the ONE COAT PAINT MYTH used as a sales ploy by some other safety paint manufacturers with products that will not stand up to the brightness test. A test that our safety paints even when using a protective top coat do pass. Here is the needed information you should be thinking about when making a clear decision which safety paint to put in your building:

#1 There is by rule no one coat paint!
All photoluminescent paint should be on a white surface for proper working effect!

This Should Be The End of Any One Coat Paint MYTH. But Theres More:

#2. When applying any pholuminescent safety paint there is a minimum of thickness needed to achieve the maximum desired effect. That varies from paint to paint according to quality. For some it must be say 19 mils of safety paint on a white surface. Now what does that mean in coats? Do you have a mil gauge to check and see if the mils are correct and will be safe or at least abide by a code or are at least within the law?

We make it easy, 3 coats of safety paint applied with a roller or brush guarantees you meet a minimum requirement. Do you really want to have less because one coat paint companies boast they meet the requirement? You want to ask your self questions such as:

  • how close was it to failing?
  • Did it have a protective top coat on it?
  • How will it stay clean?
  • How thick was that coat?
  • Can you duplicate it?
  • How will it stick to my steps when they are dirty and red in color?

That’s why you need a matched bottom coat tested with the products that passed the test in the lab and a matched top coat to protect all of it and was also tested at the same time on the product when all tests were performed.

If not, it is ILLEGAL to use a top coat on a MEA Glow paint that was not tested on it at the same time the test were performed!

Do Not Be Fooled it is illegal to later add a product that was not tested on or under the certified safety paint products.

So compare the numbers and ask yourself do you want to cut corners on installation cost and compromise your safety in return?

Kryptaglow® MEA Special Blend 1300 System is just that – a complete system Bottom coat, Top Coat, and the Safety Glow Paint.

Here some things helpful to know

The Brightness Test:

This test was devised to make sure the product your using will ultimately still be glowing after the lights go off. If you check the stats and compare;
Kryptaglow® product #1300 A has a 45.21 at 10 minutes 11.39 at 60 minutes, and 8.79 at 90 minutes this is the important one which tells how rapidly and how far the glow reduces to. This is with a top coat on the top protecting it. The lowest figure is the one that counts 8.79 at 90 minutes. Other safety paints are in the 5.? range. Range 5.30 means it’s failing. So how far above that number is the competitor without a protective top Coat?

TOPCOAT Now what we need to understand here is that our product unlike any other product on the market passed these test with a protective top coat on at the time of the test. No one has a paint that has passed with a top coat on it except Kryptaglow®. This means you cannot put one on any other paint you buy and be legal because it reduces the brightness and means that product will not pass the test with it on top. There for it cannot be used!

BOTTOMCOAT Kryptaglow® paints were also tested with a specific bottom coat matched to our paint system that will prepare the surface to be painted properly so the products will adhere better. A problem many have found with other inferior products. All glow in the dark paints should be applied on a white surface for best result and were tested that way when the test were preformed.
Therefore you should by law use the same system for best results in your project.
You wouldn’t want to use an inferior white under the glow paint and have it come right off or have a reaction to the glow paint itself.

Hopefully these facts should help you understand the differences between one product and another. And what you should know when making a decision on what product to use for your building. The web is a confusing place! Know the facts when making your choice for safety paints. One coat paint doesn’t exist when it comes to safety paints. Kryptaglow® is number one