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3M™ Ceramic Microspheres

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres are unique, semi-transparent fine particle size high-strength ceramic microspheres.

These microspheres are engineered to help you reduce costs, increase solids, enhance properties, and improve processability.

Learn more about 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres

3M ceramic microspheres are ideal options for increasing hardness, providing gloss control, reducing VOC, increasing filler loadings, and improving hardness and burnish, scrub and abrasion resistance of a variety of paint and coating formulations.

  Isostatic Crush Strength (90% survival, psi) True Density (g/cc) Particle Size (microns, by volume)
Distribution Effective top size 95th%
10th% 50th% 90th%
W-210 >60,000 2.4 1 3 11 12
W-410 >60,000 2.5 1 4 15 24
W-610 >60,000 2.5 1 10 28 40
NOTE: Technical information and data shown here should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes. Refer to product data pages for additional technical infomation.

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3M™ Ceramic Microspheres in Architectural Paint (PDF, 421 Kb)

Expanding the Use of Spherical Fillers in Low-VOC Coatings Applications (PDF, 4.7 Mb)

Functional Fillers for Matting and Performance Enhancements in Waterborne, UV-Curable Coating (PDF, 1.6 Mb)

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres - Paints and Coatings Application Profile (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres - W-410 in a Water-Based Acrylic Flat Architectural Paint Performance Study (PDF, 303 Kb)

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grades Product Information (PDF, 43 Kb)

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