Q-Cel® Hollow Glass Microspheres: Composites

Q-CEL® hollow glass microspheres and SPHERICEL® hollow spheres products offer formulators flexibility in polymer composites. The addition of hollow spheres to fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP), epoxy, compounds, and urethane castings can provide weight reduction cost savings and improved impact resistance. Insulating features of hollow spheres also work to the chemists’ advantage in thermal shock and heat transfer areas.

A range of products with densities from .14 to 1.1 g/cc provides choices to best fit mixing and target weight requirements.

Hollow microspheres give outstanding performance in syntactic corded laminates

  • Improved impact resistance
  • Reduced cost vs. solid laminates
  • Excellent inter-laminar shear resistance
  • Easy processing
  • Acoustic and thermal insulation
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