Hollow glass microspheres increase the yield of explosives considerably, whilst the incorporation of hollow glass microspheres into armour provides a very effective blast attenuation layer.
In drilling mud hollow glass microspheres intensify the drilling process whilst greatly increasing the life cycle of the drilling equipment.
Incorporating hollow glass microspheres into cement mortar makes it possible to produce shrinkage free, quick hardening, thermal insulating materials.
Hollow glass microspheres enable the density of sheet moulding compound (SMC) and bulk moulding compound (BMC) materials to be reduced considerably, for example from 1.8 g/cm3 to 1.3 g/cm3, without a detectable reduction of elasticity or strength of the composites.
Today hollow glass microspheres are widely used for making special mastics and compounds. But the most interesting field of application for them is in the creation of super-strong sandwich composites.
This article comes from materialstoday eidt released