Abrasive Blast Media

ABRASIVE BLAST MEDIA Composition Materials manufactures & supplies Soft & Hard Abrasive Blast Media for blast cleaning, stripping paints, primers, enamels, powder coating, rust & scale from steel, foundry metals, aluminum, bronze, plastics, composites, rubber, wood, brick and stone. Soft Abrasives – Plastic Blast Media, Walnut Shells & Corn Cobs  remove paint & coatings without etching or profiling substrates. Hard Abrasives – Aluminum Oxide, Glass Beads, Steel Grit & Steel Shot – profile metal surfaces with an anchor finish in preparation for paint & coatings, as well as in peening applications for stress relief. Abrasive Blast Media are also used in Deflashing, Tumbling and Deburring applications. Contact us for technical support, product selection and ordering.

Abrasive Blast Media

Extremely tough and hard, Aluminum Oxide is commonly used for blasting off tough coatings and debris from hard surfaces.

Aluminum Oxide

  • Very hard & aggressive blast media
  • Used on steel and hard metals
  • Paint stripping & blast cleaning
  • High toughness & hardness
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White Aluminum Oxide

  • 99.4% ultra-pure grits
  • Very hard, tough blast cleaning media
  • Automotive, aircraft & surface prep
  • Cosmetic microdermabrasion crystals
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Steel Shot

  • Abrasive blasting & stripping  media
  • Peening, cleaning & surface prep
  • Available in 4 grades of hardness
  • Re-usable up to hundreds of times
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Steel Grit

  • Hard, aggressive abrasive blast media
  • Blast cleaning, stripping paint & scale
  • Etching & profiling hard metals
  • Available in 4 grades of hardness
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Glass Bead Blasting

  • Glass bead blast cleaning
  • Polishing, peening, deburring
  • For shiny & polished finishing
  • Silica-free & lead-free
One of the hardest types of abrasive blast media available.

Silicon Carbide

  • Hardest abrasive blast media
  • Tough media with very sharp edges
  • Glass etching & stone engraving
  • Excellent replacement for sand

Abrasive Blasting Overview

This article provides an overview of abrasive blasting, media types and abrasive blasting equipment. Comparisons between hard and soft abrasives are given, as well as the dangers of sandblasting, and effective replacements to sand.