Canfield & Joseph, Inc: Foundry and Industrial Supplies: Abrasive Blast Media
 
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Abrasive Blast Media

   
 

We stock a variety of blast medias in a wide range of sizes in all of our locations.  If unsure which media best suits your application, our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you.  For additional information see the Abrasive Characteristics Chart

Blasting Medias

Abrasive Characteristics Comparison

Material Mesh Shape Density
lbs/ft3
Mohs Friability Init.
Cost
Cycles Per use
Cost
Source Typical
Applications
Coal Slag 12-65 75-100 6-7 HIGH LOW 2-3 LOW b-p Outdoor
blast
cleaning, paint & rust removal
Starblast 80-100 143-148 6.5-7 HIGH LOW 5-6 LOW nat Outdoor
blast
cleaning, rust, mill scale, & coating removal
Staurolite
  136 7-7.5            
Steel Grit 10-325 230 8 LOW HIGH 200+ MED mfg Removing
heavy
scale, very agressive profile
Steel Shot 8-200 280 8 LOW HIGH 200+ LOW mfg Cleaning,
peening, air & wheel blast on hard surfaces
Aluminum Oxide 12-325 125 8-9+ MED HIGH 6-8 MED mfg Fast cleaning, deburring, etching, and paint removal
Glass Beads 10-400 85-90 5.5 MED MED 8-10 LOW mfg Air blast cleaning, peening, polishing with bright finish
Plastic 12-80 45-60 3-4 LOW/MED HIGH 8-10 MED mfg Paint stripping, deburring, cleaning, deflashing, non-etching
Crushed Glass 8-400 75-100 6 HIGH HIGH 1-3 LOW mfg Paint stripping, cleaning, coating removal
Corn Cob 8-40 35-45 2-4.5 MED LOW 4-5 LOW b-p Removing paint from delicat surfaces
Garnet 30-120 130 7.5-8 LOW/MED MED 5-8 LOW nat Blasting, water jet cutting
=Angular = Spherical     nat.=Natural     b-p=By-product     mfg.=Manufactured

Ervin Industries DuPont GMA Garnet

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