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Mohs Hardness: 7-8
Bulk Density: 90-105 lbs cuft

  • Made of Spherical, Angular, Sub-Angular and Oval Shaped Abrasives
  • Significantly Delays Flash Rust 
  • Good replacement of Garnet - Cuts Faster (at all pressures tested) and Uses Less Abrasive to complete same job
  • Beryllium and Free Silica Not Listed on SDS (not detected)

Mohs Hardness: 8-9
Bulk Density: 110 lbs cuft

  • Hard and long lasting abrasives 
  • Typically used in blast cabinet and rooms because of recyclability
  • Used in Vibratory Media as a cutting agent 
  • Aluminum oxide used as a grinding and polishing media
  • Very hard and sharp abrasive

Mohs Hardness: 5.5-6.6
Bulk Density: 100 lbs cuft

  • Made of 100% Recycled Glass 
  • Safe For Use Around Water
  • American Made 
  • Contains less than 1% free silica 
  • Non-reactive & inert
  • Beryllium is not listed on SDS
  • CARB Approved / QPL Approved / Mil-Spec, SSPC AB-1, MIL-A-22262B(SH)

Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7
Bulk Density: 140 lbs cuft

  • Used in Sandblast and Waterjet 
  • Relatively Hard Mined Mineral
  • Heavy Abrasive Requires Higher Pressures to be effective 
  • Less than 10% Mined in the USA

Mohs Hardness: 7
Bulk Density: 160 lbs cuft

  • Hard, Heavy good etching abrasive
  • Breaks down in small angular pieces 
  • Wear on nozzles and hoses
  • Angular Shaped / Dark Grey or Black color

Mohs Hardness: 3-4.5
Bulk Density: 55 lbs cuft

  • 100% Recycled Material 
  • Good for coating removal without damaging the substrate 
  • Military used Plastic Abrasive to replace toxic chemical stripping 
  • Blast Cleaning, Deflashing and Deburring product
  • Good abrasive to deburr machined aluminum parts
  • Used in Mobile applications along with Blast Cabinets and Blast Rooms

Mohs Hardness: 6-6.5
Bulk Density: 130 lbs cuft

  • Mined Staurolite Sands 
  • Round and Subangular Shaped Media
  • Coating and Rust Removal
  • Tests have show it to breakdown faster and produce more dust than Garnet, Crushed Glass and Coal Slag 
  • Starblast™ guaranteed to contain <3% free silica, typically <2%
  • Consumption rate reductions of up to 30-percent vs Coal Slag 
  • Faster cutting rates producing up to 50-percent less time on the job vs Coal Slag
  • Reduction in cost per square foot of overhead and material expenditures vs Coal Slag 
  • Velocity early testing shows speeds faster than Garnet and Coal Slag

Mohs Hardness: 8-9
Bulk Density: 125 lbs cuft

  • White fused aluminum oxide is a very high purity oxide
  • Used when contamination is an issue to be considered
  • Very hard / sharp abrasive
  • Highly friable compared to Brown Bluminum Oxide, so it will breakdown much faster
  • Higher dust levels compared to Brown Aluminum Oxide

Mohs Hardness: 9
Bulk Density: 95 lbs cuft

  • Hardest of Non-Metallic Abrasives
  • Fast Cutting of Coatings 
  • Silicon carbide is a ceramic material with an excellent hardness
  • Hard brittle grains shatter on impact
  • Lower recyclablity than Aluminum Oxide abrasive 
  • Offer finer scratch patterns on most materials

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