Abrasives for Waterjetting:
Kerfjet Garnet From WGI Heavy Minerals in sizes 80 and 120. Click here for MSDS on Kerfjet.
Abrasives for Surface Preparation (shop and field coating removal and new metal):
Copper Slag (Sharpshot): Low cost, low silica highly effective media primarily for field work. Available in 75lb bags and 4000lb bulk bags. 12X30 (coarse), 20X50 (medium), and 30X60 (fine) sizes available. Click here for Sharpshot MSDS.
Garnet (Chinese, Indian, and Idaho products):
Highly effective media for shop and field use. Reusable, especially the Idaho product, bringing the effective cost down. Available in 50lb bags and 4000lb bulk bags. Sizes range from #150 (very fine) to #12 (very coarse). Click here for MSDS on Emerald Creek (Idaho) Garnet.
Ervin Amasteel Grit and Shot: The most reusable abrasive available. Primarily for shop applications with automated recovery/reclaim systems, for automated shot blast systems, and for field work with containment and portable recovery/reclaim systems. Overall cost is low when reused many times. Much lower disposal costs due to reuse. Click here for MSDS on Ervin Amasteel. Click here for Ervin Shot/Grit Card.
Abrasives Primarily for Industrial Surface Preparation Use:
Aluminum Oxide: Aggressive media in 50lb bags. Sizes from #240 (fine) to #8 (coarse).
Plastic Media: Very mild media for use on sensitive substrates such as car bodies and aerospace structures