Glass beads are a new type of material with a wide range of uses and special properties. It has the advantages of a lightweight, low thermal conductivity, high strength, good chemical stability, etc. Its surface is specially treated to have lipophilic and hydrophobic properties, and it is very easy to disperse inorganic material systems.
First，for night-time reflections of road markings such as zebra crossings closed lines, double yellow lines, and traffic signage night-time reflection devices for urban traffic roads, these glass beads are often referred to as reflective glass Beads, abbreviations: reflective glass beads.
Second, it is used for sandblasting and shot blasting of industrial machinery. Including matt surface treatment of stainless steel products, cleaning of various molds, removal of tensile stress of various parts, increasing fatigue life, cleaning of semiconductor devices, plastic packaging before tinning on pipes, removal of stabs, medical equipment, textile machinery, and various Shot peening and finishing of hardware products, cleaning and polishing of various metal pipes, non-ferrous metal precision castings, and removal of burr residues, etc. Products for this purpose are called shot-peened glass beads.
Third, glass microbeads can also be used as fillers, enhancers and so on. It has been widely used as a new material in medical equipment and nylon, rubber, engineering plastics, aviation, and other fields.
Fourth, High index refractive glass beads are used for reflective fabrics, reflective coatings, chemical coatings, advertising materials, clothing materials, reflective films, reflective cloths, reflective markers, shoes, hats, school bags, water, land, air, and air rescue that require high refraction. Supplies, and necessary materials for nighttime personnel.
To sum up the four major uses of glass microbeads, this product is already a necessary production material in many industries, and its market demand and use will continue to expand with the development of society and technological progress.
The Use and Function of Glass Beads