Painted surfaces that are easy to wash and even scrub. Flat architectural paints with a smooth finish and an even sheen. In all these ways and more, 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres enhance durability and performance in a wide variety of architectural and industrial paints and coatings.
3M ceramic microspheres are high-strength solid engineered particles. In addition to helping manufacturers reduce costs and improve processability, these intrinsically hard fillers contribute functional, customer-pleasing properties to paint and coating formulations:
To round off the list, 3M ceramic microspheres help paints and coatings manufacturers differentiate their products with the added consumer appeal of ceramic technology.
By allowing higher solids and lower resin demand, 3M ceramic microspheres may enable lower VOC formulations.
When 3M ceramic microspheres are added to a resin system, their low binder demand allows a lower viscosity compared to conventional fillers. This increases the processing window in paints and coatings.
Unlike soft, irregularly shaped particles that break or wear away, 3M ceramic microspheres resist scrubbing and burnishing – helping keep painted surfaces smooth and uniform.