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3M™ iM16K Glass Bubbles

New 3M™ iM16K Glass Bubbles are re-shaping the way today's plastics are compounded – helping to reduce part weight, enhance dimensional stability, improve processing and much, much more.

3M Advanced Materials – Unmatched Capabilities

Engineered to survive heat, flame, harsh chemicals and bone-crushing pressures, our products are used in a variety of demanding applications to reduce part weight, costly resins and VOCs – while enhancing product reliability, performance and customer appeal.

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