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  • 3M™ Glass Bubbles A16/500

    3M Product Number A16/5003M ID B40064644
    • Floated series has 99% floaters by volume
    • Decreases weight, increases buoyancy
    • Provides excellent water and oil resistance for use in underwater applications
    • Surface treated to improve mechanical properties of the composite
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    3M™ Glass Bubbles A16/500 are engineered hollow microspheres made of soda-lime brorosilicate glass with a density of 0.16 g/cm³ and an isostatic crush strength of 500 psi / 34 bar.

    They have less than 1 % sinkers by volume and are surface treated to increase the compatibility with the resins used for the different applications such as the buoyancy modules. Like other 3M™ Glass Bubbles in the floated product series, this product offers an outstanding strength-to-density ratio, ideal for use in a number of aerospace and oil and gas applications.

    • Floated series has 99% floaters by volume
    • Decreases weight, increases buoyancy
    • Provides excellent water and oil resistance for use in underwater applications
    • Surface treated to improve mechanical properties of the composite
    • Improves dimensional stability
    • Thermal conductivity reduction
    • Temperature resistance
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    Insulation and Buoyancy