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Jan 14, 2013

Where DayGlo is Made: Take a Tour of the World's Most Colorful Factory

created at: 05/28/2013

Just a mere two hours from my house, there exists a Willy Wonka-like factory that pumps out all the world's bright and bold fascinating flourescents: the DayGlo Pigment Plant. There, the factory makes 4.5 million pounds of eye-popping color per year, which goes into all the road signs, traffic cones, toys, and other ultraviolet-absorbing goodies.   Workers are still using the same machines that were built nearly seventy years ago, coating the entire space with a film of "electric pink and blaze orange." I wonder if they ever get sick of it.

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Watch the brief film to learn more about the history of DayGlo, its manufacturing process, and what exactly makes fluorescent colors so eye-catching. 

See more at FastCoDesign: Take A Peek Inside DayGlo’s Ohio Fluorescence Factory


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