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3M™ Ceramic Microspheres

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres are unique, semi-transparent fine particle size high-strength ceramic microspheres. 3M microspheres are engineered to help you reduce costs, increase solids, enhance properties, and improve processability.

3M Ceramic Microspheres are ideal options for increasing hardness, providing gloss control, reducing VOC, increasing filler loadings, and improving hardness and burnish, scrub and abrasion resistance of a variety of coating formulations.


  • High Strength
  • Spherical
  • Inert fine particles
  • High hardness.


  • Ball bearing effect of spherical fillers
  • High filler loadings due to inert nature
  • UV transparent to 250nm.


  • Allows high filler loadings
  • Gives a tough finish to a coating
  • Allows through cure in UV curing systems
  • Can control gloss
  • Helps burnish resistance.

Typical Applications

  • Industrial Paints
  • Automotive Primers
  • Decorative Paints
  • UV Curing Lacquers and adhesives.

Document Downloads

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres - Paints and Coatings Application Profile (pdf, 1008kb)

Product Information (pdf, 70kb)

3M™ Ceramic Microspheres White Grades Product Information (pdf, 43kb)

To discuss how you can benefit from using 3M Ceramic Microspheres contact us today.



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