An efficient, effective, and economical hard abrasive that quickly and thoroughly prepares a surface.
All types of abrasive blasting are commonly referred to as Sand Blasting, since silica sand was the most commonly used blasting media for many years. However, silica tends to break up very quickly on impact, creating large quantities of dust. Extended inhalation of the free-floating silica can cause a potentially deadly lung disease called silicosis. To counter this hazard, silica sand used for blasting today is often coated with resins to control the dust.
Abrasive blasting uses compressed air or water to propel a high velocity stream of abrasive media on a surface. It is used to remove paint, dirt, or other contaminants, smooth, etch, apply a texture, or prepare a surface for the application of paint or other type of coating.