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3M™ Glass Bubbles XLD6000

Glass Bubbles
Glass Bubbles
These glass bubbles provide significantly lower density for better thermal conductivity at a given depth rating.
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These composites can be coated or incorporated into deep sea oil pipelines to improve the flow assurance properties of the system. The high strength of XLD6000 glass bubbles can withstand both the high processing pressure of polymer extrusion and the pressure of seawater in many applications. Like all 3M glass bubbles, XLD6000 glass bubbles are virtually insoluble in water or oil.

Typical Properties

CapabilitiesTemperature Resistance, Lightweighting, Chemical Resistance
Color (unaided eye)White, powdery
CompositionSoda-lime-borosilicate glass
Crush Strength (PSI)6,000
Density (g/cc)0.3
IndustriesPaints and Coatings, Insulation and Buoyancy
Particle Size (D50 Micron)18
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)10 - 19
ShapeHollow spheres with thin walls
Sizes AvailableSmall Box (70 lb, 31.8 kg), Bulk Trailer, Small Box (10 lb, 4.5 kg), Supersack (550 lb, 250 kg), 1 Gallon Container (1.5 lb, 0.6 kg), Large Box (400 lb, 181.8 kg)
Strength (MPa)41.3