1. United States
  2. 3M Energy
  3. Energy Stories
  4. Tiny technology tames harsh conditions.
3M Energy
  • share

    Tiny technology tames harsh conditions.


    Trifecta, maroon/red Mesh
    Tiny technology tames harsh conditions.

    3M™ Glass Bubbles provide buoyancy at any depth and insulation in extreme cold. They protect valuable drilling equipment and help keep the oil business flowing.

    • 3M™ Glass Bubbles

      Offshore oil drilling means crushing pressures and extreme cold. That’s where glass bubbles from 3M deliver. These high-strength, low-density microspheres provide buoyancy at extreme depths—to help prevent valuable machinery from collapsing under its own weight. Their low thermal conductivity also makes them ideal for insulating subsea piping—to keep oil warm and flowing. Just two of the many benefits to help your business stay ahead.