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  • 3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K, 20 kg

    3M ID WF600913371
    • Reduce final part weight by 15% or more without compromising mechanical integrity of finished product
    • Improved dimensional stability which translates to less warpage of finished parts in the plastic injection molding process.
    • Lightweighting your product has known advantages such as contributing toward improved fuel economy, easier handling of hand-held plastic parts, and reduced shipping costs.
    • Improved dimensional stability and reduced warpage and sink marks
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    Specifications
    Brand
    3M™
    Capabilities
    Temperature Resistance
    Color (unaided eye)
    White, powdery
    Composition
    Soda-lime-borosilicate glass
    Density (g/cc)
    0.46
    Industries
    Compounding, Rubber and Plastic, Transportation
    Particle Size (D50 Micron)
    20
    Particle Size Range (D50 Micron)
    20 - 29, 20 - 29
    Shape
    Hollow spheres with thin walls
    Strength (MPa)
    110.3
    Details

    3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K will change the way you think about plastic parts. This product has a density of 0.46 g/cc and an excellent isostatic crush strength of 16,000 psi, providing an additive with a superior strength-to-density ratio for use in injection molding extrusion and sheet molding compounds. They can reduce final part weight by 15% or more without compromising the mechanical integrity.

    3M™ Glass Bubbles iM16K are 25% lighter than the existing 3M™ Glass Bubbles S60HS which have successfully been incorporated into numerous light weighting applications and are half the density of polypropylene or filled polypropylene. Thus, we expect the use of iM16K glass bubbles in resin systems may afford even further weight reduction possibilities than existing options. In polypropylene-filled systems, customers may realize weight savings benefits of 15% or more in plastic parts. In nylon glass fiber filled systems, they may achieve 18% or more in plastic parts.

    • Reduce final part weight by 15% or more without compromising mechanical integrity of finished product
    • Improved dimensional stability which translates to less warpage of finished parts in the plastic injection molding process.
    • Lightweighting your product has known advantages such as contributing toward improved fuel economy, easier handling of hand-held plastic parts, and reduced shipping costs.
    • Improved dimensional stability and reduced warpage and sink marks