Abrasive Selection Guide

Use our abrasive selection guide to help you choose which media is right for what you are trying to achieve.

If you need more help contact our team here at Hodge Clemco who will be able to guide you on the right abrasive to use.

Supplier manufacturer blasting equipment 2 - Abrasive Selection
Abrasive Type Recyclability Dust Friability Summary
Brown Aluminium Oxide Aluminium High Medium Medium

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

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.

White Aluminium Oxide Aluminium High Medium Low

A high grade white fused alumina manufactured from calcined alumina.

Quality And Research

We have a state of the art abrasive manufacturing facility in Sheffield. This ensures production continuity and the ability to produce the finest quality product. With a UK based warehouse we can stock a huge range of abrasives. This allows us  to meet our customer requirements and deadlines.

Within our facility we have dedicated abrasive laboratory. Stringent testing is completed on all batches. This guarantees quality every time. All premium products are fully certified to the required standard.


Our technical scales force are experts in their field, helping our customers to choose not only the correct equipment, but the most appropriate. They can also guide you on the most cost effective abrasive for your application. this assures we provide the best level of knowledge and customer care to every job.

For more information on our range of products view our product catalogue.

See the full selection of our abrasive materials in our abrasives brochure.

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