The most commonly used all-purpose abrasive, Iron Silicate is available in a variety of grades, the choice of which is dependent upon the project being undertaken. Iron Silicate is gentle enough to brush surfaces clean of light rust, providing a smooth finish with a slight profile and is used for the cleaning of new steel, household, automotive or farm equipment. Whilst the use of higher density grades provides the power to produce a near white blast, suitable to be used for the repair, cleaning and blasting of coated steel surfaces, removing heavy rust, mill scale and layers of paints, enamels, acrylics and coatings. Delicate enough to create a smooth finish through to being abrasive enough to produce a more moderate surface profile.
An aggressive media; Steel Grit is a general purpose abrasive used to remove thick coatings, heavy rust, mill scale and other surface contaminants. Steel Grit cleans by aggressively cutting away at the substrate, producing an etching on hard metals, creating a uniformed surface profile and ultimately providing for better adhesion of paints, epoxy, enamel, rubber and other surface coatings. In-house, Steel Grit is used for cleaning, deburring or deflashing of metal parts, castings, mouldings and other steel or foundry metals.
For applications where an aggressive surface profiling is required, crushed glass provides an environmentally friendly, heavy duty cutting action, whilst ensuring a whiter, cleaner finish to the substrate. Crushed glass has the power to remove heavy duty coatings and contaminants such as epoxy, paint, vinyl, coal, tar and rust.
Environmentally friendly and providing a smooth, bright, polished finish. Glass beads are the most commonly used non-cutting abrasive media type. Placing minimal stress upon the surface material, without reducing or removing a significant amount of metal or causing substrate damage. Indeed glass beads remove only the surface coatings, be it paint, rust, grease, oil or other contaminants. Glass bead blasting is perfectly suited for use on equipment that has welds and requires NDT (Non Destructive Testing).
Calcium Carbonate; a fine aggregate blast media used at variable blast pressures to remove carbon pollution, dirt, grime, paint etc. Classified as a soft media it will not abrade even the most delicate surfaces, preventing adhesion of products and making it ideal for the cleaning of stone, stainless steel, non-porous flat surfaces, thin-panelled alloy substrates or lithotypes. Also available as a food grade, it can be used for the cleaning and blasting of food, brewing and pharmaceutical plant and equipment.
Sodium Bicarbonate is a soft and friable blasting media which will not profile surfaces or damage substrates. Delicate enough for use on fibreglass, carbon fibre, glass, aluminium etc. but powerful enough to remove carbon, grease, paint, mould and calcium deposits amongst other surface contaminants. Ideal for use here in-house on car parts, metal frames, engine and aircraft components, mould tooling’s, wood and more… Sodium Bicarbonate does not produce thermal sparks so can also be used her in-house for the cleaning of paint and petrochemical plant equipment. A natural rust inhibitor Sodium Bicarbonate also reduces surface acids and eliminates acidic conditions on the surface of the substrate.
Dry Ice blasting; a non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, non-polluting, environmentally friendly, high density blasting media. Dry Ice blasting won’t pit or abrade surfaces and substrates like other blasting techniques and medias, but cleans thoroughly cutting through a multitude of residues, including ink, glue, paint, food, mould, dirt, grease, oil and numerous other contaminants. Dry Ice blasting is the perfect cleaning solution for electrical equipment, rubber moulds, food processing equipment, composite tooling, industrial printing presses and production equipment.
Walnut Shell blasting media; non-toxic and environmentally friendly, yet durable and biodegradable. Primarily used as a coating removal media it enables for the selective removal of the top coat from substrates, without damaging expensive undercoats, gel-coats, primers or stripping down to bare metal. Effective to be used for deburring, deflashing, finishing, cleaning and blasting on plastics, zinc, die castings, electronics, aircraft components marine components and cars.