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Glass beads

Unibeads are microscopic spherical glass beads with diameters ranging from several microns to several millimeters. Utilizing the effects of optical reflection, Unibeads are used for road centerlines, pedestrian crossings, retroreflective material, reflective sheets used to make traffic signs, sportswear, shoes, and others. Making the most of their sphericity, Unibeads are extensively used for producing a smooth surface finish on electrical appliances, as soft abrasives, and for the precision processing of printed circuit boards, injection needles, and various industrial components.

Unibeads

Minute glass beads with diameters ranging from several microns to several millimeters. Unibeads are used as a retroreflective material in paints and inks for road signs, road markings, and reflective clothing. Unibeads are also used in grinding and reinforcement materials, and to pulverize and break up magnetic ceramics.

Sparklite

Retroreflective sheets mainly used for road signs. The minute glass beads used in the transparent surface have an extremely high reflectivity. At night or in the rain, they ensure outstanding visibility, an important part of traffic safety.