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
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.

Garnet Expendable Very Low Medium/High High

Rock or River Garnet of Almandine / Almandite group

JBlast Expendable None High High

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

Stonegrit Expendable None High High

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

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.

Watch our product videos on our YouTube channel.