• Abrasives, Media, Grit

  • Abrading, Smoothing, Polishing Abrasives, Media, and Grit

View Abrasive Mesh Sizes Density lbs/ft³ Mohs No. of Cycles Dust Cost Cost/Use Typical Application Metal Removal
Baking Soda 60-170 60 25 1 High High Med Delicate peening, mold remediation,
historical restoration, paint removal
Dry ice 3 mm cylinders 98 NA 1 Low High Med Mold cleaning, specialized
industrial cleaning
Sponge 16-320 9-33 2.5-8.0 5-20 Low High Med Delicate cleaning, historical
restoration – heavy scale removal
Plastic 12-80 45-60 3.0-4.0 8-10 High Med Paint stripping, deburring, cleaning None
Glass Bead 30-325 100 5.5 8-10 Med Med Engine rebuilding, coatings
removal, surface preparation
Crushed Glass 30-400 100 5.5 1 Low Low Remove rust scale burrs paint and
contaminants, cleaning, surface
prep for adhesion
Ceramic Bead 60-120 150 800-1000 60-100 High Med Engine rebuilding, coatings
removal, surface preparation
Jetmag 16-150 84 6.5-7 3-4 Low Low Outdoor Blasting, rust removal metal,
aluminum, auto, stainless steel
Coal Slag 12-40 85-112 7.0-7.5 1 Low Med Outdoor Blasting, rust removal Low
Garnet 30-80 140-150 7.5 3-4 Med Med Outdoor Blasting, metal, aluminum Low
Aluminum Oxide 16-220 125 8.0-9.0 6-8 High Med Blast cabinet, cleaning, finishing High
Steel Grit 12-50 230 8.0 200+ High Low Blast rooms, cleaning, heavy scale
Steel Shot 10-80 280 8.0 200+ High Low Cleaning, peening, airless blasters,
wheel machines

About JH Norton Company, Inc (formerly Norton Sandblasting Equipment)
Established in 1973

JH Norton Company, Inc. is a premier stocking distributor for the leading manufacturers of surface preparation, dust collection, and industrial vacuum equipment and product lines. We are also leaders in the industry for newer technologies such as Sponge Blasting, Automation, Robotics and Laser Ablation technologies.

We supply many types and sizes of sandblasting equipment and sandblast supplies, including abrasives/blast media, blast rooms, nozzles, couplings, sandblast cabinets, abrasive blasting equipment, portable blasters, dust and fume collectors, blast machines, parts washers, sponge blast, dry ice blasters, baking soda blast cleaning systems, air supplied helmets/hoods, hose, vacuum systems, safety equipment, wet blasters, personal protective equipment (PPE), power tools, reclaim systems, and much more. Contact us for all your surface preparation needs.

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