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3M™ Glass Bubbles

  • Imagine lighter-weight vehicles that can travel farther on less fuel. More efficient ways to drill for oil and insulate deepsea pipelines. Paint that helps keep homes cooler on hot, sunny days. In all these ways and more, 3M™ Glass Bubbles are helping a wide range of industrial sectors solve design challenges and reach new levels of performance and productivity.

    3M glass bubbles are high-strength, low-density hollow glass microspheres made from soda-lime borosilicate glass. They are nonporous, chemically stable and provide excellent water and oil resistance. Strong enough to survive processing, they can be incorporated into a wide range of polymers for density reduction. And the benefits of 3M glass bubbles go far beyond lightweighting: the inherent properties of these microspheres provide a number of unique performance and processing advantages.

    -  Weight reduction
    -  Dimensional stability
    -  Thermal insulation
    -  Reduced resin demand
    -  Cycle time reduction
    -  Solar reflectivity
    -  Low dielectric constant


Applications

Browse the links below to take a closer look at how you could benefit from incorporating 3M glass bubbles in your industry.

  • Construction Materials

    From low-shrinkage spackling to engineered wood, 3M glass bubbles help make construction materials lighter and easier to work with.

    Construction Materials
  • Drilling Fluids & Cements

    In control fluids and cement slurries, 3M glass bubbles help reduce and control downhole pressure to improve well efficiency and productivity.

    Drilling Fluids & Cements
  • Insulation & Buoyancy

    Syntactic foams filled with 3M glass bubbles are used for thermal insulation for pipeline and risers, and for buoyancy modules with maximum lift at any depth rating.

    Insulation & Buoyancy
  • Mining

    As a sensitizer in explosive formulations, 3M glass bubbles provide stable, consistent internal voids for more efficient detonation.

    Mining

Applications

Browse the links below to take a closer look at how you could benefit from incorporating 3M glass bubbles in your industry.

  • Paints & Coatings

    3M glass bubbles allow high filler loading at lower viscosities, reduce shrinkage and offer solar reflective properties for paints and specialty coatings.

    Paints & Coatings
  • Plastics & Rubber

    From lightweight packaging to furniture, sporting goods and even electronics, 3M glass bubbles can be used in an astonishing variety of injection molded and extruded parts and products.

    Plastics & Rubber
  • Transportation

    3M glass bubbles reduce part weight, helping improve fuel efficiency in aircraft, automotive, commercial and recreational vehicles – all while maintaining desirable physical properties.

    Transportation

Support

3M glass bubbles are supported by our global sales, technical and customer service resources. Contact us for more information, including formulation assistance or questions about a specific application.

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