Due to various environmental factors, hollow glass microspheres are becoming more popular. They are an efficient way to decrease the production of greenhouse gases (GHG), in addition to their use for environmental remediation. Many countries have adopted policies that help reduce the impact of these greenhouse gases. For example, the United States has several states that have pledged to cut their GHG emissions by implementing executive actions plans.
What’s quartz silica powder?
Quartz Silica Powder (QSP), a silica powder, is an extremely pure natural silica. This powder is nearly 99.7% SiO2 in a white color. It is extremely durable and can withstand heat and chemicals.
You can find it in rocks, soil and sand. It’s a safe mineral to eat because it is breathable. It can withstand high temperatures, acid, corrosion, impact and bending. You can find it in powder form or as sand.
Quartz can be used for jewelry and plastics. Quartz’s strength, high melting point and refractoriness make it a great filler in a wide range of products. This material is also useful in jewelry, gemstones and construction. Because of its strength, it is used to make bricks and watches. This metal is widely used in glass, cement and iron & steel industries.
Quartz crystal, a form of mineral composed silica or silicon dioxide is one type. Quartz crystal is common on the Earth’s surface and the second-most common mineral within the crust. You can find it in rock formations, such as pegmatites or hydrothermal veins. Quartz crystals, in their purest form are completely colorless. Their color can be affected by impurities.
Quartz powder is found to have a very small particle size according to SEM. Quartz powder particles are very small and range from 0.15 to 1.15 Microns.
What is the use of hollow glass and glass microspheres?
Hollow glass microspheres can be described as a form of glass particle that has low specific gravity. They can be used for a wide range of purposes and have good heat resistance and thermal conductivity. They also have a low dielectric factor, so they can be used for applications that need low dielectric factors.
You can make these spheres from different materials like silica or multi-oxide. While pure silica microspheres are the most common, it is possible to manufacture them using a proprietary Borosilicate-Sodalime glass blend. Microspheres can also be made from silica and zirconia. Surface tension effects allow for almost perfect spherical forms.
Because of their unique abilities, hollow glass microspheres are an ideal vehicle to transport a wide range of therapeutic agents. They are able to encapsulate delicate drugs and extend their stay in the stomach region due to their shape. A uniform area can help reduce drug release.
Although hollow glass microspheres can be used for a variety of purposes, their chemical composition, sizes, and textures are all different. While some are made from glass, others are made out of plastic. Certain microspheres can be more vulnerable to chemical reactions and heat damage than others. These properties can be affected by the manufacturing process or the final use of the product.
A hollow glass microsphere’s other important characteristic is its low density. This microsphere can be used for extending the properties liquids or resins. Solid glass microspheres have a disadvantage: they don’t have the same low density as hollow glass microspheres. Their higher density may improve their physical properties. Potters Industries uses 30% solid glass microspheres or higher in its products to reduce warpage.