The high-performance hollow glass microspheres, a kind of ultra-light inorganic non-metallic powder with hollow “ball-bearing” shapes, have been developed into a new type of high performance lightweight material and have been widely applied in recent years. It will be the main direction for new-type compound materials in the 21st century. 3 Its true density is 0.20-0.60 g/cm ; particle size is 2-130μm; Due to its excellent advantages of light weight, bulk density, lower thermal conductivity, higher compressive strength, improved dispersion and liquidity, and excellent chemical stability, it can be used as filler in painting, rubber, plastics, glass steel, man-made stone, putty, exploitation ofoil andgas and othermaterials.
The high-performance hollow glass microspheres are alternatives to conventional fillers and additives such as silicas, calcium carbonate, talc, clay, etc., for many demanding applications. These low-density particles are used in a wide range of industries toreduce part weight,lower costs and enhance product properties.
The unique spherical shape of hollow glass microspheres offers a number of important benefits, including: higher filler loading, lower viscosity/improved flow and reduced shrinkage and warpage. It also helps the hollow glass microspheres blend readily into compounds and makes them adaptable to a variety of production processes including spraying,casting and molding.
The chemically stable soda-lime-borosilicate glass composition of hollow glass microspheres provides excellent water resistance to create more stable emulsions. They are also non-combustible and nonporous, so they do not absorb resin. And, their low alkalinity gives hollow glass microspheres compatibility with most resins, stable viscosity and longshelf life.