A high-grade soda lime glass bead manufactured by the process of cascading a granulated soda lime glass powder or grain into a vertical kiln and then using the effect of softening the glass and gravity to cause the rounding of the glass grit or cullet. This technique has been refined to produce a sphere that is almost perfectly round, and in the reflective product, produces a prism that can have refractive indices as high as 2. Available in commercial, premium AMS and military specifications, conforming to AMS2431/6C and MIL-9954.

This media is also referred to as Beadomac.

PROPERTIES

Abrasive Type

Glass

Density

2.55 g/cm³

Bulk Density

1.5 g/cm³

Hardness

5.0 Mohs

Friability

Medium

Recyclability

Medium

Dust Levels

Low

Shape

Spherical

GRADES

GBBOL30 0.030 - 0.062 mm
GBBT13 0.044 - 0.088 mm
GBBOL27 0.053 - 0.105 mm
GBBOL26 0.074 - 0.149 mm
GBBOL25 0.105 - 0.210 mm
GBBOL24 0.149 - 0.250 mm
GBBOL23 0.177 - 0.297 mm
GBBOL21 0.250 - 0.420 mm
GBBT4 0.420 - 0.590 mm
GBBT3 0.590 - 0.840 mm

APPLICATIONS

Aerospace Castings
Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment
Anti Skid / Road Maintenance
Anti Slip Floors / Safety Flooring
Anti Slip Resins and Paints
Automotive
Bead Blasting
Castings and Forgings
Coatings/Paints/Resins
Glass & Ceramics: Paint & print removal without damage
Metals: Aerospace approval
Metals: Cleaning without dimensional change
Metals: Flash removal
Metals: Keying surfaces for rubber/plastic bonding
Metals: Light deburring
Metals: Peening
Metals: Removal of hard deposits/investment
Metals: Matt or textured finish
Metals: Mould die and tool cleaning
Metals: Preconditioning and cleaning
Metals: Preparation for paint metal or plastic spraying
Metals: Preparation for enamelling/electroplating/anodising
Metals: Removal of paint/scale/rust
Metals: Removal of solder/weld/flex
Metals: Sheen finishing or anti-reflective treatment
Nuclear and Power Generation
Oil and Gas Industries
Open Nozzle Blasting
Peening
Plastics & Composites: Removal of paint and coating
Polishing
Road Marking and Reflective Media
Shot Peening
Surface Finishing
Vapourblasting / Wetblasting
Vehicles