High Quality Abrasives

Aluminum Oxide

Extremely hard, sharp, and durable abrasive. Angular shape and fairly high bulk density will produce a matte surface finish

Abrasive is generally reusable many times because of its hardness and durability. Rust, scale, or other tough contaminant removal. Application must tolerate some metal removal. Used for grinding and lapping as well as abrasive blasting

ARMEX Baking Soda

ARMEX® Cleaning and Coating Removal Systems is the industry's leading baking soda-based abrasive technology. Use it to clean, de-paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including glass. ARMEX® is delivered using either compressed air or water.

Black Beauty
BLACK BEAUTY® blasting abrasives are a preferred alternative to silica sand. Silica sand can contain up to 99% free silica which has been found to cause silicosis, a sometimes fatal lung disease. BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives are low dusting, chemically inert, contain less than 0.1% free silica, and are not causally linked with any disease, including silicosis. See the CDC's Health Report.

Dupont Starblast XL

Starblast™ blasting abrasives are a loose blend of uniformly sized coarse and fine staurolite sands that have clean, rounded surfaces.

Starblast™ XL features less than 1% free crystalline silica and meets the most stringent industry and military specifications


Harder, safer, more durable and cost-effective than other blasting media, garnet is the abrasive choice for a wide variety of abrasive blasting applications throughout the world. 

Garnet consists of totally natural almandite garnet known for its natural hardness, durability and abrasive characteristics - free of any heavy metals or toxic components and meets all Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Glass Beads

APE offers the finest ballotini impact beads from Potters Industries. Ballotini glass beads are used for cleaning, peening and conditioning metal surfaces. Potters beads contain no free silica and are environmentally safe.

Typical Applications for Glass Bead Blasting: Cleaning, finishing, peening, deburring.

Sharpjet Garnet Abrasive

Sharpjet is an excellent source of washed, alluvial almandite garnet. This low dust, environmentally safe abrasive provides numerous benefits for waterjet cutting and abrasive blasting applications.

Steel Shot & Steel Grit

Steel shot and grit is used to clean metal parts, prepare surfaces before coating and improve fatigue strength.

Steel grit is used in multi-blade gangsaws to cut blocks of granite into fine slabs.

Walnut Shell

WALNUT SHELL abrasive is a hard and fibrous product made from crushed Walnut Shell in accordance with International Trade Standard and is the most common soft type abrasive. It has excellent durability and is now widely used to blast clean and polish soft metals, glass, fiberglass, wood, plastic and stone.
It works as a de-burring and de-flashing product for molding, casting and electrical parts.  Walnut shells remove matter from surfaces without scratching or pitting underlying material.

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