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3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grade W-610

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Increase solids and reduce resin demand while maintaining desired properties

Allows improved viscosity control

May allow formulations with lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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  • Increase solids and reduce resin demand while maintaining desired properties
  • Allows improved viscosity control
  • May allow formulations with lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Scrub, burnish and sag resistance for longevity and improved paint performance
  • Enhanced packing and higher filler loading to help reduce costs
  • UV transparent down to 250 nm and radiation curable
  • Temperature resistance

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres W-610 are unique, hard, inert, solid, white-colored, fine spherical particles with a typical whiteness (L Value) of 95 or greater and a particle size of 10 microns.

What are Ceramic Microspheres?
Our 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grade W-610 are made of alkali alumino silicate ceramic and is our largest high-strength ceramic particles with a typical d90 of 32 microns; it has a controlled particle size distribution. Formulating with these 3M ceramic microspheres allows higher filler loadings while maintaining desired properties such as viscosity control. In addition, these engineered particles are added to many paints and industrial coatings to provide scrub and burnish resistance. Due to their smaller particle size, 3M ceramic microspheres white grade W-610 are typically chosen over other 3M ceramic microspheres for increased durability. Formulators may be able to extend resin in their formulation by adding 3M ceramic microspheres and potentially reduce cost.

Abrasion, Scrub and Burnish Resistance
The benefits of the solid, high-strength ceramic microspheres come from their hardness and unique shape and size distribution; These particles deliver a number of improvements to paint performance in flat or matte finishes. One of the benefits is scrubbability since painted surfaces are often cleaned and scrubbed.

A common problem: paints can break or burnish – causing undesirable blemishes or change in gloss. A solution: 3M ceramic microspheres white grade W-610 deliver durable paint to your customers with scrub and burnish properties. Painted surfaces that use 3M ceramic microspheresW-610 offers improved durability properties. Paints formulated with 3M ceramic microspheres white grade W-610 can be scrubbed more times before scratches, paint defects and burnishing appear. This means that this product’s excellent abrasion resistance could help protect painted surfaces against wear and tear. This is because our microspheres are strong and durable, with a crush str

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