Abrasive Blasting

Your Most Versatile Maintenance Grade Abrasive

GMA PremiumBlastTM is our “all round”, maintenance grade garnet that
delivers the most efficient and cost-effective abrasive, ideal for the removal of medium to heavy rust and medium to thick industrial coatings. It is recognised as the most popular, industry standard garnet abrasive amongst manufacturers’ globally.

GMA’s alluvial garnet removes resilient coatings and its durability not only brings higher productivity but also superior surface finish.

Product Summary

  • "All round" abrasive
  • Ideal for general industrial maintenance
  • Most versatile grade. 

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Garnet Advantages



Removal of medium to thick coatings and/or medium to heavy rust.
  • Uniform surface profile: 60 - 95 μm (2.3 - 3.7 mil)
  • Blasting rates: Up to 20m2/hr (215 ft2/hr)
  • Consumption rate: As low as 10 kg/m2 (2 lb/ft2).


  • Maintenance of chemical plants, power stations, and processing equipment
  • Initial preparation for gas and sewage treatment desalination, industrial plants and commercial buildings
  • Tanks, piping, pressure vessels, ship hulls, ballast tanks and offshore platform decking.

Major Industries

  • Oil & Gas
        - Terminals
        - Offshore production
        - Petroleum refining
  • Energy generation & transmission
  • Construction & infrastructure
  • Shipbuilding, maintenance & repair
  • Pipelines
  • Metal fabrication
  • Water & wastewater treatment
*Please note that this product is only available in certain regions. 

Project Reference


Jizan Refinery Project

GMA Garnet™ is a trusted brand and preferred garnet supplier globally. Over 90,000 tonnes of GMA PremiumBlast and other products were used for surface preparation on Jizan Refinery Project’s structural steel, pipes, vessels and tanks. Our secure supply, higher productivity against other abrasives, and garnet recovery & recycling solutions helped Saudi  Aramco substantially reduce costs and finish the project on schedule.


INPEX Lchthys LNG Project 

Long-term supporter of Australian GMA Garnet, Industrial Protective Coatings Queensland (IPCQ) has been contracted to execute the onsite surface preparation and subsequent  coatings of the Non-Cryogenic Tanks at the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia.  The INPEX Ichthys project is one of the largest and most significant LNG  project. GMA  PremiumBlast were used on  both internal and external surface treatment of 17 large bulk  storage tanks and one sphere at the onshore processing facility at Blayden Point, outside of   Darwin, Australia.


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