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EB 2 (Glitter)Edit

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Jump to: navigation, search[1][2]EB 2 Glitter starsEB 2 glitter is an excellent glitter composition that produces bright gold flashes. The composition is based on Winokur 20 - glitter. It is a reasonably slow burning composition that needs to be meal primed to assist in ignition at effect time.

Composition

Potassium nitrate 45.3
Sulphur 15.6
Aluminium (stamped or rolled) 10.4
Aluminium (-325 mesh, spherical) 8.7
Charcoal (airfloat) 8.7
Sodium bicarbonate 4.3
Iron oxide (red) 3.5
Dextrin 3.5
EB 2 Glitter stars

Method This composition is best suited for pumped and rolled stars. Glitters are moisture sensitive and cut stars usually require a moisture content larger than the one recommended for glitters. Mixing takes place as follows: If necessary, the chemicals (except the aluminum) are prepared individually with a roller, coffee grinder etc. They are then blended by hand adding the aluminum and passed through a mixing screen several times. You can also integrated the ingredients via ball milling; in this case the aluminum must not be added before milling and has to be integrated by hand when milling is complete.

In the case of pumped stars the mix is dampened using a maximum of 9% by weight of 90% water/10% alcohol (with 2% boric acid dissolved in it) and formed into stars.

Additional information is found on a separate page on Glitter Theory.

Summary One star of this composition produces numerous very bright flashes of gold and leave

s a gentle golden tail in the sky as it falls. To ensure the star is ignited at effect time, meal priming is necessary.

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