Buttered Popcorn Glitter
Buttered Popcorn Glitter 5lb……Meal-D ….6oz..sodium bicarbonate ….9oz..antimony sulfide -325 mesh ….8oz..Fine spheroidal Al (service X-fine) ….6oz..dextrin Notes from Lloyd: “Work the bicarb up and down by 1% amounts (1% of the bicarb amount) to increase or decrease the spritzel delay. It’s simple, and will work properly with from 3% to 8.5% moisture when pressed; use JUST enough to make it cohere well at the pressure you’re using. For granulating, usually about 800-1000ml of water per 16lb batch works out just right. Linda named it “Buttered Popcorn Glitter”. The spritzel puffs are roughly 3/4” in diameter, and a rich buttery gold. I roll it into stars, press it into comets, and granulate it for pressing. SOP is that all my formulae contain binders. Even with granulated comps, the binder makes it less dusty to press, and easier to granulate with less moisture — and too much moisture is the enema .. ur… eneMY… of glitters. BTW… the amount of water used to granulate is usually considerably higher than that used to press. The 800ml is roughly 11%. But it doesn’t seem to hurt the glitter, probably because I dry granulates rapidly in very shallow layers, preventing the sort of reactions that might cause them to deteriorate.” Notes from Andy: I used the fine spherical that was being sold on eBay a while back with excellent success.