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3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K

3M Product Number iM16K3M ID B40064613
  • Density reduction leading to high weight reduction
  • Better strength-to-density ratio providing a consistent weight reduction and high crush strength assuring the survival of Glass Bubbles during the harsh processing conditions.
  • Improved dimensional stability which translates to less warpage of finished parts in the plastic injection molding process
  • Smaller particle size particularly important for class A finishing automotive parts
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Product Details

3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K are engineered hollow microspheres made of soda-lime borosilicate glass with a density of 0.46 g/cm³ and an excellent isostatic crush strength of 16,000 psi / 1100 bar.

The iM16K grade provides an additive with outstanding strength-to-density ratio for use in injection moulding, extrusion, and sheet molding compounds. The iM16k Glass Bubbles feature a very small medium particle size of 20 µm.

  • Density reduction leading to high weight reduction
  • Better strength-to-density ratio providing a consistent weight reduction and high crush strength assuring the survival of Glass Bubbles during the harsh processing conditions.
  • Improved dimensional stability which translates to less warpage of finished parts in the plastic injection molding process
  • Smaller particle size particularly important for class A finishing automotive parts
  • Chemical stability and inertness
  • Temperature resistance
  • Temperature resistance
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Cementing and Drilling Fluids, Insulation and Buoyancy, Paints and Coatings, Rubber and Plastic, Transportation
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