Abrasive Blasting, Materials

Sandblasting Abrasive

What are the most common Sandblasting Abrasives?

  1. SandTypically not used for glass. Single use. Health hazard. Low cost.
  2. GarnetTypically not used for glass.
  3. Aluminum OxideCommonly used for glass. Can be reused many times. Creates static electricity in cabinet. Moderate cost ($0.50 to $0.75 per lb).
  4. Silicon Carbide.Commonly used for glass. Can be reused many times. Longest lasting abrasive. High cost ($1 to $1.50 per lb)
  5. Other (walnut shells, glass beads, plastic beads)


Sandblasting Abrasive
Sandblasting Abrasive


  1. Hi i need to take abrasive sandblasting classes.

    Do you guys provide /or know where i can find classes. or training?

  2. Just bought a 150lb ALC btnalisg machine. It comes with 1/8 and 5/32 ceramic tips. The air compressor I have is an 80 gal. tank, 29.5 cfm at 90 psi. Is this compressor big enough to run this machine properly using the provided ceramic tips?

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