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3M™ Glass Bubbles iM30K

 
Glass Bubbles
Glass Bubbles
3M(TM) Glass Bubbles iM30K 125 lb. Box
These additives are 40 percent stronger than 3M's previous leading high strength glass bubbles and, at 17 microns, are approximately half their size. 3M™ Glass Bubbles iM30K have a density of 0.6 g/cc and an isostatic crush strength of 28,000 psi.
  • Reduce part weight
  • Improve dimensional stability
  • Differentiate resin formulations
  • Improve processing throughput
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Overview

These hollow glass microspheres can be used as a low density filler material ideal for plastic and rubber parts created from injection molding, extrusion processes, and/or other vigorous processing equipment (e.g., Banbury mixers, etc.), offering improved processing over many conventional fillers.

Typical Properties

CapabilitiesIncreased Production Throughput, Temperature Resistance, Lightweighting, Chemical Resistance
Color (unaided eye)White, powdery
CompositionSoda-lime-borosilicate glass
Crush Strength (PSI)30,000
Density (g/cc)0.6
IndustriesPaints and Coatings, Transportation, Rubber and Plastic, Defense, Compounding
Particle Size (D50 Micron)16
Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)10 - 19
ShapeHollow spheres with thin walls
Sizes AvailableLarge Box (850 lb, 385.5 kg), Supersack (850 lb, 385.5 kg), Large Box (125 lb, 56.7 kg), Small Box (10 lb, 4.5 kg), 1 Gallon Container (3 lb, 1.3 kg), Small Box (125 lb, 56.7 kg)
Strength (MPa)206.8