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Abrasives Guide

Abrasives Guide

Key Features

Please see this guide to many types of popular types of blasting abrasive including chilled iron, glass bead, aluminium oxide, J Blast, abrablast and stonegrit abrasives.


  • Expendable Abrasives Guide
JBlast Supa A synthetic mineral abrasive with a hard dense structure. A high cleaning rate and etch acceptable for most industrial coatings e.g. ship’s hulls, tank internals, and general steel fabrications.
Abrablast Medium A mixture of inert recycled angular glass grit and Calcium Silicate. A versatile media which can be used in most applications where you would use expendable.
Abrablast Fine A finer version of above. Ideal for use in our Satblast Wet Blast System, but also a versatile media for many application.
Garnet A hard angular natural mineral producing less dust than other expendable abrasives. High performance blasting and sites requiring low dust levels. May be recycled a number of times. Ideal in our Satblast Wet Blast System.
Olivine A naturally occurring magnesium-iron silicate. A safe alternative to sand, e.g. for cleaning brick and stone. Ideal for our Wet Blast System.
A Calcium Silicate synthetic mineral abrasive. Suitable for stone and brick face cleaning, or removal of graffiti, also cleaning of surfaces such as stainless steel, aluminium and others.
JBlast SC A light coloured calcium silicate synthetic mineral abrasive. Ideal for delicate applications include stonework, wood, masonry renovation, graffiti removal, etc.
  • Reusable Abrasives Guide
Name Description Typical uses
Profilium A hard and angular abrasive steel abrasive. Ideal for the fast cleaning and etching of painted or corroded parts such as steel fabrications
Aluminium Oxide Fused Alumina is angular, and durable and can be recycled many times. Variety of applications, from cleaning engine cylinder heads, turbine blades, cleaning and preparing parts.
Glass Bead A spherical, chemically inert product with no risk of corrosion or contamination of the surface being blasted. Primarily used in blasting cabinets for polishing, peening, removing light burrs and light foreign matter. 
Steel Shot Spherical grains made of steel uses impact rather than a cutting process, leaving minimal dust. Both air powered, wheel blast, and floor blast systems

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0161 480 8087

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