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
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.

Emery Specialist Medium Medium Medium

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

Nyflash Specialist Medium Low Low

Extruded Thermoplastic Nylon / Polyamide Deflashing Media

Polyflash Specialist Medium Low Low

Extruded Thermoplastic Polycarbonate Deflashing Media

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.

Walnut Shell Specialist Medium Low Medium

Crushed and graded walnut shells

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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