Ceramic Microspheres

Abrasion Resistance

3M solid ceramic microspheres are used as an additive in both coating and polymer applications. They provide improvements in strength, hardness, burnish and abrasion resistance for the coating manufacturer.

In the case of polymer application’s, they can be added to various thermoplastics, thermosets to improve strength, toughness and durability and the spherical nature of the ad...    Read more  


3M solid ceramic microspheres are used as an additive in both coating and polymer applications. They provide improvements in strength, hardness, burnish and abrasion resistance for the coating manufacturer.

In the case of polymer application’s, they can be added to various thermoplastics, thermosets to improve strength, toughness and durability and the spherical nature of the additive assist the processability.



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Features


    • Hardness- up to 60,000 psi crush strength

    • Chemically inert

    • Spherical particles

    • Can be highly loaded into polymers and coatings

    • UV transparent to 250 nm

Benefits


    • Extend the life of a coating

    • Assist processability and flow in thermoplastic and coatings

    • Improved burnish, scrub and abrasion resistance of coatings

    • Reduce VOC ‘s of paints and lacquers.

    • Allow through cure in UV systems

    • Gloss control of paints

    • Strength and durability of thermoplastics and thermosets

    • Improved corrosion resistance

    • Improved temperature resistance

Typical Applications


    • Industrial & decorative coatings for buildings

    • Automotive primers

    • Potting compounds

    • Thermoplastic compounds

    • UV curing in lacquers and adhesives


     

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