Abrasive Type Recyclability Dust Friability Summary
AquaGrit Glass None High High

A controlled mixture of inert recycled products including bottle bank glass. The silica contained within Aquagrit is bonded, which contains less than 0.1% free silica.

Avialite Gelblast Plastic Medium Very Low Medium

Fine grade amino plastic blast media

Avialite Type 2 Plastic High Very Low Medium

Amino plastic blast media

Avialite Type 3 Plastic High Very Low Medium

Melamine amino plastic blast media

Avialite Type 5 Plastic High Very Low Medium

Acrylic plastic blast media

Bauxite Specialist N/A N/A N/A

A high-grade calcined material produced in a rotary kiln providing a premium, highly durable abrasive product. Available in both grey and buff.

Black Silicon Carbide Specialist Medium Low Medium

A high-grade electro-fused black silicon carbide manufactured by the fusion of petroleum coke and silica sand.

Brown Aluminium Oxide Aluminium High Medium Medium

A high grade brown fused alumina manufactured from bauxite, silica, coke and iron

Calcium Carbonate Expendable None Very High Very High

Fine carboniferous limestone granules having an off white colour. The product is crushed and screened several times, then air classified to produce a material of high purity with a controlled level of fines. It is dried to give a very low moisture content .

Calcium Silicate Expendable None High High

A light coloured calcium silicate synthetic mineral abrasive.

Chilled Iron Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

A recast fused iron abrasive media in granular form.

Crushed Glass Glass None Medium/High High

Soda Lime Graded Cullet

Emery Specialist Medium Medium Medium

A naturally formed, mid to high quality, hard material screened and graded to be used in different sectors.

EnviraSponge Sponge Medium Low Low

Abrasive media encapsulated within Sponge, designed to capture dust on impact and achieve safe, sustainable surface preparation whilst also being environmentally responsible.

Garnet Expendable Very Low Medium/High High

Rock or River Garnet of Almandine / Almandite group

Glass Bead Glass Medium Low Medium

A high grade soda lime glass bead.

JBlast Expendable None High High

JBlast is produced from mineral slags which are the by-product of furnace operations.

Nyflash Specialist Medium Low Low

Extruded Thermoplastic Nylon / Polyamide Deflashing Media

Pink Aluminium Oxide Aluminium High Medium Low

Our pink fused alumina manufactured from calcined alumina with a small addition of chrome. One of the toughest fused aluminas available, the addition of typically 0.2% chrome within the melt of the fusion process renders a tougher grain than that of white fused alumina.

Polyflash Specialist Medium Low Low

Extruded Thermoplastic Polycarbonate Deflashing Media

Profilium Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

Profilium is a reusable steel abrasive that can be used as an alternative to chilled iron or steel grit.

Sinterball Specialist Medium Low Medium

Sintered spheres of Alpha Alumina, originally designed as a media for opening oil wells, this product has established itself as a long-life alumina product of particular use in the monumental masonry trade.

Sodium Bicarbonate Specialist None High High

A soluble, light-weight, soft material commonly used on surface finishing applications where little or no profile is required to the surface.

Stainless Steel Grit Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

A high chrome content steel media which out-performs a range of grit medias and is rust resistant.

Stainless Steel Shot Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

A chrome-nickel stainless steel shot with an austenitic micro-structure used mainly for the treatment of non – ferrous metals and stainless steel parts.

Steel Grit Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

An angular Steel Abrasive Media.

Steel Shot Metallic Very High Very Low Very Low

A high standard roundness steel shot media.

Stonegrit Expendable None High High

A blended material combining both mineral slags and synthetic material to create a specialist abrasive product.

Walnut Shell Specialist Medium Low Medium

Crushed and graded walnut shells

White Aluminium Oxide Aluminium High Medium Low

A high grade white fused alumina manufactured from calcined alumina.