Garnet Abrasive


Garnet abrasive is often used as an alternative to silica sand as it provides a low dust sand blast solutionand is safer than its hazardous counterpart, silica sand. When used properly garnet abrasive provides comparable production rates as silica sand.

  • Suitable for wet or dry abrasive blasting
  • Increases productivity
  • Recyclable up to 5 times
  • Non-Toxic
  • Does not draw moisture

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Technical Product Details

Available Sizes
Medium 30/60
Medium Fine 80
Shape Angular
Bulk Density 2.1-2.4 g/cm3 or 145 lbs cu ft
Specific gravity 3.8-4.1
MOH Hardness 7.5-8.0
Crystalline Silica Content 0.1
Potential for Embedment Less than 1%
Dust Levels Low
Chloride Content 40 ppm
Production Rate 250 square ft/hr
Consumption Rate 550 lbs/hr
Qpl (<1% Silica & <3% Cl) 0.1
Color Dark red/Pink

Product Advantages

Red garnet abrasive


  • Cuts fast
  • Uses less abrasive media
  • Lowers disposal cost
  • Environmentally friendly – no heavy metals
  • Provides a low dust sand blast solution
  • Better visibility while blasting
  • Recyclable up to 5 times
  • Easy clean-up
  • Provides superior surface for coating adhesion
  • Non-Toxic
  • Does not draw moisture
  • Does not compromise coatings