Iron Silicate is an all purpose abrasive, it can be used on small DIY projects like car restoration or for large commercial projects such as boats, bridges. Iron Silicate can be used to remove pollution, rust and heavy paints.
Iron Silicate comes in 3 sizes, medium is the most popular for heavy soiled items or if required for secondary use (although not highly recommend to re use after applications as blasted particles will block the equipment)
Iron Silicate can also be used to add to coatings toc reate a non slip surface.
Aluminium Silicate is a general purpose abrasive and can be used on a variety of materials, ferrous, wood, brick. It can not be recycled easily and is generally a one use product. Aluminium silicate comes in a wider range of sizes then other general purpose abrasives. It is less darker in colour and leaves less of a dark residue when blasting.
Aluminium Silicate is highly recommended on softer material such as oak beams, wood, stone.
Recycled glass comes from crushed bottles. It is a cheaper abrasive but is perfect for one of jobs such as removal of paint or rust on bricks or metal. We would not recommend re-using recycled glass after use as it breaks down a lot on impact so wouldn't be very effective to recycle.
Recycled glass is green in colour and is a sharp angulated abrasive, we wouldn't recommend it on soft wood or stone as can imbed in the material and potentially leave a green stain or sparkle.
Garnet is a natural abrasive and comes from river banks and beaches.
Garnet is popular in the waterjet cutting industry, using grades Garnet 120mesh and Garnet 80 mesh, it creates no edge defamation when water jet cutting using garnet, on items such as marble, steel, iron, aluminium ect...
When shot blasting with garnet it creates less dust then other abrasives and has a quick coverage, and good meterage.
Aluminium Oxide Brown/White
Aluminium oxide is used in blasting cabinet or blast rooms, in an area where you can recycle. It is used to shot blast chassis components, alloy wheels, brake callipers, small ferrous components.
Aluminium Oxide is used in the aero space industry .
Available in pink brown and white aluminium oxide.
Glass bead is a perfect abrasive for polishing metal work, like unpainted aluminium and giving a sheen to a majority of metals. It is often used in the food industry, on large machinery. Glass beads have also been used in the reborn again dolls industry, as a filling material
Calcium Silicate is a softer abrasives and is therefore perfect for shot blasting on wood, such as oak beams. Calcium Silicate is lighter in colour then Iron silicate so will produce less black dust when shot blasting, and therefore not colouring the wood or creating as much black dust when blasting.
Calcium silicate is a general purpose abrasives and can also be used for shot blasting on metal work, concrete, and wood.
Bicarbonate of Soda
Walnut shell is a natural abrasive which is ideal for environmentally friendly blasting. It is used for shot blasting wood or other soft surfaces.
Walnut shell is popular for decoking valves using the 16/30 grade walnut shell.
Sinter grit is a non metallic product made from sintered bauxite. It is an ideal cheaper alternative to Aluminium Oxide. They are both made from Bauxite but aluminium oxide has been melted and not sintered, therefore making it slightly harder then sinter grit.
Steel shot abrasives are pre-dominantly used in impact wheel type blasting equipment.
It can also be used for shot peening to create strength and relieve stress in steel such as crankshafts,
Steel shot also has a use in scale & surface preparation, and on metal castings.
KeyCorn is a natural abrasive manufactured from grinding and sifting corn cobs. KeyCorn is used where minimal damage is required to the substrate. It can be used for shotblasting on many different substrates and also where it is used at low pressures it can be recycled.
It is one of the few abrasives that can be combusted after use and also is a purely natural product.
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