3M Additives for Architectural and Industrial Paints and Coatings
Durable. Economical. Beautiful.

Bring out the best in your industrial and architectural paint coatings with high-performance additive solutions from 3M. Improve the composition of paints.

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3M Additive Manufacturing solutions for Paint Coatings

  • 3M Additives for Paints, Coatings, Caulk and Grout

    Interior paints that stand up to a good scrubbing. Exterior coatings for structures exposed to the elements. Floors that resist wear, tear and stains. From the walls of your home to the proverbial bridge over troubled waters, our additive solutions and industrial coatings are helping paint coatings stay looking like new, longer.

    3M Additives for Paints and Coatings are a family of functional paint fillers, surfactants and other paint additives for architectural and industrial paints, coatings, and construction materials such as caulk and grout. Our portfolio is designed to help formulators achieve cost savings, easier processing and smoother application – all while providing a wide range of customer-pleasing properties.

    See how 3M can help you differentiate your products … make great first impressions that last … and create the formula to overcome paint challenges.

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Products for Paints and Coatings

  • These functional paint fillers deliver both a uniform sheen and a durable surface finish. Strong and intrinsically hard, 3M™ Ceramic Microspheres resist scrubbing and burnishing. Their unique shape and particle size distribution allow them to pack tightly, enabling higher solids and potentially lower-VOC formulations.

  • As a cost-effective alternative to conventional paint fillers, these hollow glass microspheres help lower the density, weight and viscosity of paint solutions and specialty industrial coating products. 3M™ Glass Bubbles can also be used as an excellent additive in solar reflective coatings.

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