Patent Review: Process for forming hollow glass spheres up to 5mm

A process for forming hollow glass micro-spheres with walls of controllably variable thickness in a size range of 50 to 5,000 microns, embodying (1) preparation of a water slurry of finely particulated, high temperature and low temperature glass formers; (2) prilling the slurry in a vertical spray drying tower; (3) separating and supporting the individual prilled feed material; (4)…

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Advantages of Borosilicate Glass Microspheres in 0.03mm to 0.2mm sizing

Borosilicate glass offers advantages over standard soda lime glass microbeads.

  • Roundness is >90% (Soda lime >85%)
  • Density is the lowest of most glasses at 2.2g/cc (Soda Lime 2.5g/cc)
  • Very low thermal expansion coefficient 32×10-7/?C (for 30-300?C) (Soda Lime: 90×10-7/?C)

The high roundness, and low thermal expansion make…

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Silica Microspheres – 6 micron mean Diameter

Silica is a chemically stable inorganic synthetic material. It has the benefit of providing no irritation to human skin. Silica is essentially transparent, colorless and promote a high degree of slip in products. The skin feel is generally lubricious in nature. Spherical silica imparts exceptional lubricity to loose and pressed powder products. The…

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Monodisperse – Spacer Grade Microspheres

Scientists are constantly looking for narrower particle size distributions (monodispersed) of microspheres to help increase the consistency and correlation between theoretical models and verification experiments.? In an effort to fill the increasing demand for these particles Cospheric has launched a new line of spacer grade microspheres. Monodisperse microspheres are currently offered in diameters of:?? 21-24um, 23-26um, 25-28um, 27-30um, 29-32um,…

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