3M™ Glass Bubbles can help you to reduce weight without compromising strength, finish and even cost. They’re ideal for use in the automotive industry helping manufactures to reduce weight, improve form stability and reduce cycle times.
The Automotive industry needs lighter-weight components in order to increase engine performance and reduce emissions – The 3M Glass Bubbles can reduce the weight of plastic parts by up to 30%.
The high strength, low density Glass Microspheres are used in automotive applications including thermoplastics, sheet and bulk moulding composites, underbody coatings and body fillers.
The high strength, low density micropheres can withstand the rigors of compounding and injection moulding up to 30,000 psi. they also can reduce the resin content and improve flow due the a ball bearing effect, this has enabled OEMs and Tier One suppliers to increase productivity whilst decreasing overall part weight and cost.
More than 20 types of glass bubbles are on offer, each varying in density, compression strength and size to ensure a comprehensive choice is always available for any particular application.
Our most popular products are: 3M Scotchlite™ Glass Bubbles K1, K15, S32 and S60. Specific product information can be downloaded from our area.
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If you are interested to see how 3M Scotchlite™ Glass Bubbles can help you to reduce component weight and improve strength Contact us today.