High hardness. Garnet will last a long time, making it a very cost effective sandblasting abrasive. Mohs Hardness is 7 to 8 depending on the type ..
Can recycle a number of times, depending on your grit size (generally you can obtain recycle garnet twice, perhaps more when starting with a coarse grade).
Environmentally Friendy! It is thus often used to blast stuctures residing over or next to bodies of water where contamination by the blasting media itself is a concern.
Garnet is safe and non toxic with very low free silica levels (generally less than 1%).
Low Dusting. Garnet is a fast and clean blast media. Often referred to as “Poor Man’s Aluminum Oxide”
Excellent for coating prep, surface prep use. Garnet will leave a profile that is almost free from embedment, troughs, and peaks.
Multiple Shipping Points around the country.
Color: Depends. Pink, Red/Brown, Grey/Brown
Density: 135 lbs/ft3 to 150 lbs/ft3
Tanks and other confined spaces where use of a low dusting abrasive is necessary.
Dry docks, Bridges, Shipyards – a great abrasive to use where water contamination is a concern.
Aluminum and Fiberglass surfaces
Powdercoating, denim blasting