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

Product Code

Generic Size (Microns)

GBBT3

590-840

GBBT4

420-590

GBBOL21

250-420

GBBOL23

177-297

GBBOL24

149-250

GBBOL25

105-210

GBBOL26

75-149

GBBOL27

53-105

GBBT13

44-88

GBBOL30

0-44

Product Code

Generic Size (Microns)

GBAGB70

594-841

GBAGB50

419-594

GBAGB35

297-419

GBAGB30

249-358

GBAGB25

211-297

GBAGB20

179-249

GBAGB18

150-211

GBAGB15

124-178

GBAGB12

89-150

GBAGB10

74-125

GBAGB9

64-104

GBAGB6

43-89

Product Code

Generic Size (Microns)

GBMIL3

590-840

GBMIL4

420-590

GBMIL5

297-420

GBMIL6

210-298

GBMIL7

197-250

GBMIL8

149-210

GBMIL9

125-177

GBMIL10

88-149

GBMIL11

74-125

GBMIL12

62-105

GBMIL13

44-88

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