Less weight, more performance
3M™ Glass Bubbles can help you to reduce weight without compromising strength, finish and even cost. They’re ideal for use in the automotive industry helping manufactures to reduce weight, improve form stability and reduce cycle times.
The Automotive industry needs lighter-weight components in order to increase engine performance and reduce emissions – with the addition of glass bubbles to the product this can be achieved.
The high strength, low density Glass Microspheres are used in automotive applications including thermoplastics, sheet and bulk moulding composites, underbody coatings and body fillers.
The high strength, low density micropheres can withstand the rigors of compounding and injection moulding up to 30,000 psi. they also can reduce the resin content and improve flow due the a ball bearing effect, this has enabled OEMs and Tier One suppliers to increase productivity whilst decreasing overall part weight and cost.
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