Abrasive Knowledge

Abrasive Media Knowledge is hard to come by. Here, we break down exactly how different abrasive medias are constructed and what applications they are best suited for. 

10X Abrasive You Tube Screenshot

10X Engineered Materials

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)

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Aluminum Oxide You Tube Screenshot

Brown Aluminum Oxide

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

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Crushed Glass You Tube Screenshot

Crushed Glass

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)

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Garnet Abrasive You Tube Screenshot

Garnet Abrasive

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

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Iron Grit Abrasive You Tube Screenshot

Iron Grit Abrasive

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

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Plastic Sandblast Abrasive You Tube Screenshot

Plastic Sandblast Abrasive

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

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