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  • 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grade W-210

    3M Product Number W-210
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    3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grade W-210 are solid, engineered particles with a typical whiteness (L Value) of 90 or greater and an effective d90 particle size of 10 - 12 μm. These unique particles offer formulation flexibility and may allow formulations with lower VOCs due to lower resin demand – as well as excellent scrub and burnish resistance.

    What are Ceramic Microspheres? Our 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grade W-210 are made of alkali alumino silicate ceramic and is one of our smallest high-strength ceramic particles with a typical d90 of 11 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-210 are typically chosen over other 3M ceramic microspheres for higher gloss formulations. 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 a variety of finishes, including semi-gloss or flat matte finish. 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-210 deliver durable paint to your customers with scrub and burnish properties. Painted surfaces that use 3M ceramic microspheres W-210 are smoother to the touch than W-410 and W-610. Paints formulated with 3M ceramic microspheres white Grade W-210 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 strength of 60,000 psi (pounds per square inch) / 4140 bar and Mohs hardness of 6.

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    Chemical Resistance
    Color (unaided eye)
    White, powdery
    Colour
    White
    Composition
    Alkali Alumino Silicate Ceramic
    Density (g/cc)
    2.4
    Industries
    Paints and Coatings, Rubber and Plastic
    Shape
    Solid Spheroids
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