3M Glass Bubbles

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3M™ Glass Bubbles K25, Large Box (186 kg) 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS18000, 450 kg, Bulk Bag HGS8000X 3M™ GLASS BUBBLES 100 LB BOX 3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K, 20 kg 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS4K28, 40 kg, Box 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS5000 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS2000 3M™ Glass Bubbles K46 3M™ Glass Bubbles, iM16K, Large Box (355 kg) 3M™ Glass Bubbles K15 3M™ Glass Bubbles K37, 45 kg 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS4000, 50 kg, Box 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS4000, 317 kg, Bag 3M™ Glass Bubbles S28HS, 35 kg 3M™ Glass Bubbles S42XHS 3M™ Glass Bubbles, iM16K, small box (45kg) 3M™ Glass Bubbles K1 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS8000X, 317 kg, Bag 3M™ Glass Bubbles K25, 30 kg 3M™ Glass Bubbles S32HS, 40 kg, Case 3M™ Glass Bubbles iM30K 3M™ Glass Bubbles K20 3M™ Glass Bubbles HGS8000X, 317 kg, Bag HGS8000X 3M™ GLASS BUBBLES 317KG 4 FT BAG
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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

Applications

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

  • Automotive and Commercial Vehicle

    3M glass bubbles can be used in a variety of interior and exterior automotive and commercial vehicle applications, from pillar trim and central consoles to the hood, fenders, tire tubs and much more. Other applications include auto body filler, lightweight seam sealer and underbody coatings.

  • Construction Materials

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

  • Drilling Fluids & Cements

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

  • 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.

  • Mining

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

  • Paints & Coatings

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

  • Transportation

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

Let’s Work Together.

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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