3M Glass Bubbles

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3M™ Glass Bubbles
Tiny bubbles. Big impact.

3M™ Glass Bubbles are creating new opportunities for lightweight plastics, oil and gas exploration, and much more.

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


Browse applications for 3M™ Glass Bubbles

  • Glass bubbles for electronics and telecommunications
    Electronics & Telecommunications

    3M is now designing 3M™ Glass Bubbles™ specifically with 5G in mind. These small, strong and light bubbles enable the development of low loss materials and are a critical factor in helping companies deliver a faster, more reliable 5G signal.

  • 3M Glass Bubbles can reduce the density of many interior and exterior automotive components, from pillar trim and central consoles to the hood, fenders, tire tubs and much more – all contributing to a lower overall vehicle weight.

  • Reinvent your paints and coatings with 3M™ Glass Bubbles™ and 3M™ Ceramic microspheres that can improve abrasion resistance, reduce thermal conductivity and increase efficiency. Anti-condensation in interior paints and exterior solar heat reflective paints are examples of the applications functioning to retard condensation, reducing moisture build-up and mold growth as well as influence interior temperature for a more comfortable home. In anti-corrosion coatings 3M™ Glass Bubbles™ are helping to protect surfaces form environmental influences. In interior and exterior architectural to improve burnish and scrub resistance.

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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.

Call 800-367-8905 (7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central)

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.

Call 800-367-8905 (7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central)

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