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Benefits of Crushed Glass Blasting Media

The various types of blasting media available today

With good reason, due to the health concerns involved with previously used media products, news has spread about the dangers of blasting without proper safety equipment and procedures in place. In order to alleviate those concerns, we only use crushed glass blasting media. The following information discusses what this media is and its benefits to those using it, exposed to it and the environment.

Our blasting media is made from recycled glass and is crystalline silica-free. Silica-sand dust in its natural state has an “open”crystalline structure that has the capability of sticking to lung tissues. When this happens, the likelihood of developing a serious respiratory disease called Silicosis increases. Because our recycled glass blast media is amorphous, its crystalline structure is “closed”, which makes it impossible to physically stick to human lung tissue. When a person is exposed to amorphous glass fines or dust, the body will expel it as it would any other type of natural dirt.

Benefits of Crushed Glass Media

  • Our crushed glass media is gaining ground as a leader in safety and health issues surrounding blasting

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Made from recycled, crushed glass

  • Silica FREE

  • Delivers a natural, whiter metal finish than many other blasting abrasives, providing superior cutting power for removing rust and most coatings

  • Excellent for use on steel, aluminum, concrete or wood

  • Glass is versatile, and can be used as a dry blasting media or combined with water for use in slurry blasting machines.

  • SAVE MONEY TOO! Crushed glass is less dense than other sandblasting medias. This means greater productivity due to more blast time between pot refills AND less material will be used, which reduces both disposal and media costs.

So, for all your blasting needs, call RustBlasters at 604-793-9949. We will do the job right the 1st time.

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