Due to its high etch properties, its ability to be recycled and its fast working speed, aluminium oxide is an extremely popular media that we offer in our grit blasting service. It is categorised as an angular grit and a very durable blasting abrasive.
Aluminium oxide is approximately 50% lighter than steel metallic blast media, which means it has twice as many particles per kilo. Its fast-cutting action is most ideal for many surface preparation processes, and whether you require a dry or wet blasting, aluminium oxide can an appropriate media choice.
Because of its high purity rating (90% and upwards), aluminium oxide can be recycled many times, which not only makes it more environmentally friendly, but also provides a cost benefit. It is the most widely used abrasive in blast preparation and finishing due to this cost advantage, but also because of its longevity and hardness.
Aluminium oxide blast media has a wide variety of applications, for both stripping and preparing the surfaces of components. In the automotive industry, parts such as valves, pistons, air brakes and cylinders are often treated using aluminium grit blasting. It is also commonly used for components in the aircraft industry, such as turbine blades.
It is also used for matt finishing and preparing components for corrosion control, plasma deposition, metallising, plating, welding and coating applications often used in the oil & gas industry as well as the construction industry.
Whatever industry you work in, Its versatility and strength make it a great option for coating removal and surface preparation in advance of a new coating being applied.
ALUMINIUM OXIDE GRIT BLASTING
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