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PHOTOLUMINESCENT 

Safety System with Photoluminescent Materials

Introduction

The purpose of this website is to provide a preview of the current possible applications of High Performance Long-persistence Photoluminescent Emergency Egress Systems.

Most people are unfamiliar with the word Photoluminescent and if we were to use the term “Glow in the Dark” or “Luminous” most people would associate it with Novelty toys or in worst case scenario, they would associate it to Radio Active Materials. Few recognize or realize the actual Safety Benefits of Photoluminescent (Glow in the Dark) materials for use in life saving situations.

The concept of Photoluminescent material is not a new development. In early wars, the Army they would smear it over their hands so as to be able to read Maps and Signal in hours of darkness. Earlier Photoluminescent materials have been justifiably considered to be unsatisfactory as part of safety systems, considered  more suitable for novelty application such as Glow in the Dark Toys.  This conclusion, together with a general lack of familiarity with Photoluminescent products is reflected in the absence of little or no allowance for the Photoluminescent materials in Building Codes and Life Safety Codes.

In recent years, technology has greatly advanced the performance and characteristics of Photoluminescent  materials. Together with this, there have been further developments,  new sophisticated  ways the materials are now used, a better appreciation of their unique functions, abilities for safety applications and a greater variety of types of material to suit specific safety needs.

Around the world, there is now also an increasing awareness and appreciation of the value of well-planned Long-persistence Photoluminescent Emergency egress systems, which  solves several safety and evacuation problems that are seldom answered by other means. For instance, the provision of guidelines and direction indicators at ground level can help to overcome the problems of evacuation caused by lack of visibility and disorientation in smoke conditions. In doing this, they fore-fill an important role in the safety fields.

We believe our Photoluminescent materials and systems deserve the earnest consideration of all those concerned, Building Owners, Facility Manager, Fire Marshall's, Safety Inspectors, Architects, legislation and enforcement of safety provisions.

 

A Long-persistence Photoluminescent Emergency egress system is a combination of Photoluminescent materials located in;

  • Buildings,

  • Ships,

  • Defence establishments,

  • Underground railways,

  • Tunnels,

  • Mines etc,

in a manner in which the visible directions help to ensure a safe, and above all ,orderly evacuation and prevention of panic if power fails and:  

1. There is no emergency lighting, or  

2. The emergency lighting does not work or  

3. Smoke obscures the emergency lighting.  

Photoluminescent materials absorb and store light energy when excited by natural or artificial light sources such as fluorescent light, UV Light, sunlight, etc.  

Once excited, Photoluminescent materials will gradually and continuously release absorbed energy in the form of visible light for a  period of time even after the excitation source is removed and will remain visible to dark-adapted eyes for more than 20+ hours.

The types of Photoluminescent materials used are:

 (1) Paints, 

 (2) PVC Foils,

 (3) Plastic sheet,

 (4) Tapes

 (5) Plastic Marker Indicators.

 (6) Ceramics Markers

 (7) Carpet  and Flooring Vinyl's

These are arranged as stripes, bands or arrows on walls, floors and stairs, on and around doors, behind emergency equipment, and as printed signs and diagrams.

Products and Services

The Nightbright-Nightshine Australia Group has established exclusive arrangements with a number of the worlds leaders in Photoluminescent Technology and products including coloured Photoluminescent materials which provide a wide range of products and technology to produce custom glow in the dark products.

Through our parthners respective patented technology, Nightbright-Nightshine are able to offer bright day time colours with a range of night time colours that have not previously been available.

This technology has allowed us to take a wide range of day colours including white, silver, red, orange, pink, yellow, purple and black and be able to offer them with night time glows that will last throughout the night.

Our Groups experience, coupled with our patents and intellectual properties, enable us to offer cutting edge Photoluminescent colours in a wide range of materials that are not available from other sources.

Our Company

Nightbright-Nightshine and our industry partners are world leaders in coloured Photoluminescent materials, who work with a wide range of clients to produce custom glow in the dark products.

Through our groups patented technology, we are able to offer bright day time colours with a range of night time colours that have not previously been available.

Our technology has allowed us to take a wide range of day colours including white, silver, red, orange, pink, yellow, purple and black and be able to offer them with night time glows that will last throughout the night.

Our experience, coupled with our groups patents and intellectual properties, enable us to offer cutting edge Photoluminescent colours in a wide range of materials that are not available from other sources.

For more information on our technology and to discuss how we can help introduce coloured photoluminescence to your products please call or email us.

 

 

 

Bringing light to darkness

Our range of coloured Photoluminescent materials deliver strong daylight colours with industry leading glow output and longevity in the dark.

Our day colours include multiple shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, white, grey and black.

Our night glows also span the visible spectrum.
 

 

 

Consulting Services

Our Consulting Services help our clients turn ideas into reality, quickly and cost effectively.

We are able to rapidly evaluate the viability of using photoluminescence within target products and to steer clients so that usage is optimised.

We often produce rapid proof of concept prototypes to enable project teams to test their ideas on wider audiences.

Consulting engagements are charged based on requirements and duration and scope of engagement.

 

 

Materials Supply

Our coloured Photoluminescent materials are available in a range of formats, all of which deliver strong daylight colours with industry leading glow output and longevity.

Our day colours include multiple shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, white, grey and black. Our night glows also span the visible spectrum.

All our materials are produced to order and can be tailored to you individual requirements.

 

 

Plastic Pellets - Masterbatch and Compound

Our range of masterbatch (colour concentrates) and compounds produce strong daylight colours with the highest glow output and longevity of any we have seen in the marketplace.

The colours glow many times brighter than old style zinc-sulphide based materials and can keep glowing for over 15 hours on each recharge of light.

The brightness and glow duration can be tuned based on application requirements, manufacturing process and budget.

Variants of our materials have been used by global brands in children's toys and comply with BSEN71–3: 1995: BS5665 Part 3: 1995 safety legislative parameters.

Formulations can be tailored to be compatible with most polymers and processes.

All pellet materials are manufactured to order.

The minimum order quantities for masterbatch is 20kg of any one colour.

The minimum quantities for compound is dependant upon the polymer, grade and formulation required.

 

 

Sheet Materials

Our range of sheet materials offer the widest choice of colours and the highest performing glow of any that we have seen in the marketplace.

Sheets can be produced in a range of formats e.g. single layer substrate, aluminium backed, polycarbonate backed etc.

A range of surface finishes can be produced e.g. gloss, matt and patterned.

Sheets can be pre-cut to meet your size and shape requirements.

The minimum quantities for sheet is dependant upon grade and cutting requirements.

 

 

Silicone

Our silicone and silicone additives can be produced in our full range of colours.

We supply either pre-mixed silicone dollies or additives to be mixed locally with compatible “clear” silicone.

Silicone is often used to manufacture smaller components in products such as switch button in the flashlight opposite (shown by day and by night).

The minimum quantities for silicone dollies is dependant upon the grade and formulation required.

Additives are manufactured to order with the minimum order quantities of 20kg of any one colour.

 

 

Paint

Our range of paints are available in a selection of colours including: white, blue, pink, orange, green, yellow and purple.

Solvent based paints are supplied as a twin pack concentrate for professional spray use only, using ‘long' thinners and a nozzle that can handle particles of 25 micron ~ 40 micron. The normal safety precautions and usage restrictions associated with solvent based paints apply.

Water based paints are also available in a sub-set of colours.

For best results we recommend:

•  a white base coat
•  multiple fine coats of paint
•  top coat of UV stable lacquer
 

All paints are manufactured to order with the minimum order quantities of 20kg of any one colour.
 

 

 

 

 
Powder Coatings

Our powder coating materials are produced in our full range of colours.

For best results we recommend:

•a white base coat
•a mix of clear coat and up to 50% of our powders
•a clear UV stable top coat
 

All powders are manufactured to order with the minimum order quantities of 20kg of any one colour
 

 

Fabrics and fabric inks

We have produced coated fabrics for a very diverse range of clients and applications e.g. from safety clothing to swim wear!

Coatings can be produced in our full range of colours and our fabric partner is able to coat many different types and grades of fabric.

Plastisol screen printing inks are available and typically used for t-shirt production.

The minimum quantities vary according to specification.

 

 

Technologies

At the heart of our materials are the phosphors strontium aluminate and or strontium silicate.

The phosphors natural day colour range from off-white to dull green.

When processed according to our patented formulations bright daylight colours and a wide range of glow colours are achieved with minimal loss of night glow levels.

Whether used in its raw or coloured form strontium based phosphors can glow for up to 20 hours (depending on the mix).

The phosphors and colour formulations we utilise are very safe and not radio active, our materials have even been used in children’s toys by leading global brands.

We provide formulations compatible with many formats, polymers and manufacturing processes. Our solutions are highly versatile from a manufacturing standpoint allowing them to be incorporated into existing products and production processes.
 

 

 

Toll Manufacturing

Many customers with well established manufacturing arrangements find that when they wish to make a single component of their product glow it is more cost effective and quicker to have the glowing component manufactured externally.

We have developed relationships with and transferred skills to key partners who have invested in production capabilities that are optimised for handling Photoluminescent materials.

We are able to fully manage Toll Manufacturing through our chain of production partners ensuring that quality components are delivered to our clients.
 

 

   

    

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