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Microglas® Glass Flake is used in a wide range of applications where either the barrier and / or mechanical reinforcement benefits can be utilised. Major applications include high performance anti-corrosion coatings and the reinforcement of Polymers and composites. In addition to these there are also niche applications where the unique combinations of the benefits provided by Microglas® Glass Flake can be used to improve the performance of the component. New applications are also being developed in partnership with existing and potential end-users across the world.

C Glass Applications

Fields  Application 
Anti-corrosion apparatus in chemical plants Dye, petroleum chemistry, pharmacy, cleaning agent, chlorine, soda, paper pulp
Marine constructions and harbour facilities Bridge building, wharves, sluices
Large diameter marine pipes Inner lining of marine cooling pipes
Petroleum tanks Bottom plate lining (partially, welded, rivetted spots) lower side walls
Pollution control facilities Waste gas and liquid processing, stack gas desulphurision, water treatment, stacks and ducts
Plating metal industries Plating and acid flushing baths
Boilers and water tanks Linings on tank interiors
Food industries Fermentation tanks, reservoirs, floor linings
Transportation Road tankers, containers and vessels
Fisheries Fish tanks, storage
Livestock Pig and poultry farms, silos

 

E Glass Applications

Polymer Application Characteristics Advantages
Polycarbonate (PC) Office Equipment Weather Resistance
Mechanical Properties
Reduced Warpage
Improved Dimensional Stability
Reduced Anisotropy
Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) Office Equipment
Computer Parts
Close Dimensional Tolerances Reduced Warpage
Reduced Shrinkage
Improved Dimensional Stability
Acrylonitrile - Butadiene - Styrene (ABS) Office Equipment Weather Resistance
Mechanical Properties
Reduced Warpage
Improved Dimensional Stability
Reduced Water Absorption
Reduced Water Permeability
Engineering Polymers: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) Electrical Parts
Automotive Parts
Heat Resistance
Chemical Resistance
Mechanical Properties

Reduced Warpage
Isotropic Properties
Improved Dimensional Stability
High Weld Strength
Impact Strength
Colour Flexibility
Will not React with Polymer at High Processing Temperatures

Polypropylene (PP) Automotive Parts Weld Strength
Weather Resistance
Heat Resistance
Isotropic Mechanical Properties
Reduced Warpage
Improved Dimensional Stability
All Polymers In-Situ Barrier within the Component Multi-Barrier Layer in
Sub Surface Region
Reduced Water / Fluid Absorption
Chemical Resistance
Wear Resistance
Glass Reinforced Composites Gel Coats In-Situ Barrier within the Structure Multi-Barrier Layer in
Sub Surface Region
Reduced Water / Fluid Absorption
Chemical Resistance
Wear Resistance
Polyurethane Reaction Reinforced
Injection Moulding (R RIM) for Automotive Parts
Close Dimensional Tolerances
Isotropic Mechanical Properties
Fatigue Resistance
High Quality Surface Finish
Low Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Dimensional Stability
Isotropic Mechanical Properties
Impact Properties
High Elongation
High Toughness
Good Surface Finish
Reduced Thermal Expansion Coefficient