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Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting

Why Is Sandblasting Banned In The UK?

For those with little background knowledge, the term ‘sandblasting’ would seem deceptively simple to understand. In fact, it is not uncommon to find sandblasting used as an inclusive term covering a whole range of procedures used to clean, shape or otherwise prepare surfaces, which involve the use of several different abrasive particles[...]

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Soda Blasting, Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting, Abrasive Blast Cleaning Methods

Can Abrasive Blast Cleaning Be Eco-Friendly?

When you need to remove paint, rust, or other substances from industrial equipment, abrasive blast cleaning can be exceptionally effective. However, if you work for a company that's keen to minimise its impact on the environment, you may be worried that the process lacks green credentials. So, can abrasive blast cleaning be environmentally[...]

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Grit Blasting

What Surfaces & Applications Benefit From Grit Blasting?

Grit blasting is a surface preparation method that involves spraying a surface with abrasive grits under high pressure. This blasts away surface contaminants and old paint and prepares a surface for finishing, coating or repainting. Depending on the surface on which the work is being performed, the abrasive media can consist of metallic shards,[...]

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Blasting Methods, Grit Blasting

The Grit Blasting Process Explained

Grit blasting is an extremely popular method of preparing the surface of an object for subsequent finishing, such as with painting, powder coating and others. By abrading the surface of a target object with a high speed stream of abrasive particles, dirt and rust are removed, and grit blasting can even impart a texture to the surface if[...]

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Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting

Common Examples Of Objects That Use Grit Blasting

Grit blasting, of which sand blasting is just one type, is an extremely popular method for cleaning and preparing the surface of an object by removing rust and dirt. It is much faster than sanding the item down by hand and often the abrasive material can be captured and recycled when used with an enclosed cabinet for smaller objects.

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Grit Blasting

The Benefits Of Grit Blasting

Grit blasting involves abrading an object’s surface by directing a high stream jet of some abrasive medium at it in order to remove contaminants. One of the most well-known examples is what is commonly called “sand blasting” where a stream of sand particles forms a high velocity stream to remove rust and dirt from an object or a surface such as[...]

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