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Glass Bubbles

Hollow glass microspheres with a high strength to density ratio. Lightweight but with a strength for processing survival. Potential enhancements include high filler loading, reduced warpage/shrinkage, sandability and more.

3M glass bubbles offer a variety of benefits to light weight, high-build elastomeric roof coatings, anti-condensation coatings. With their low density and high strength makes them ideal polymer additives for automotive, truck and aerospace components.

Features

  • Spherical shape
  • Average particle sizes range from 17 to 65 microns, and s.g. 0.6 to 0.12.
  • Made from specially formulated glass.

Advantages

  • Low resin demand
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Chemically stable glass.

Benefits

  • Lower viscosity
  • Improved flow
  • Weight reduction
  • Survives processing
  • Easy to disperse
  • Can increase insulative properties.

Typical Applications

  • Paints & Coatings
  • Injection Moulded & Extruded Polymers
  • Building Chemicals
  • Cast Urethane
  • Potting Compounds
  • Spray-up/Lay-up.

Document Downloads

3M™ Microspheres Selection Guide (pdf, 339kb)

Glass Bubbles K and S Series Product Information (pdf, 113kb)

3M™ Glass Microspheres Floated Product Series Product Information (pdf, 36kb)

3M™ Glass Bubbles - Cryogenic Applications Brochure (pdf, 493kb)

Microsphere Application Guide (pdf, 863kb)

Glass Bubbles for Resin Systems Information (pdf, 1099kb)

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