Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting is a fundamental component of the oil & gas, steel fabrication, and marine industries. The clear trend across all industry sectors is towards the use of garnet abrasives. When compared to other abrasives, GMA Garnet™ provides a wide range of competitive advantages, including:

  • High productivity – lower abrasive consumption, with lower labour and disposal costs
  • A cleaner finish– little to no embedment, rough peaks and troughs
  • Low dust – improved operator safety, reduced clean up costs
  • Minimal health and safety risks – little to no risk to human health
  • Recyclability – can be recycled several times, resulting in much less waste
  • Environmental friendliness – no hazardous compounds or by-products

GMA Garnet™ is approved by leading paint manufacturers, and is the preferred abrasive among major oil companies, full-service shipyards, and international fabricators.

Major Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Pipelines and steel fabrication
  • Défense
  • Shipbuilding & maintenance
  • Construction & infrastructure
  • Transportation

We offer a complete range of garnet abrasives for any surface preparation requirement from removing resistant coatings and heavy rust to polishing glass and delicate restoration work. 

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Advantages Over Other Abrasives

Cost-effective Blast Cleaning

GMA Garnet™ abrasive is more cost-effective over other abrasives. Compare the cost of your abrasives by using the GMA Calculator or Contact Us to assist you in achieving quality results at lower costs.

Low Dusting

Blast cleaning using GMA Garnet™ provides significantly lower dust emissions due to its inherent material toughness and rapid settling (high specific gravity). This ensures minimum disruption and danger to adjoining operations and improves operator visibility and safety.

High Productivity

Very fast cutting is achieved with speed, large number and shape of grains impacting on the surface. The acceleration and speed of a grain in an air stream is a function of the inertia and hence the size of the grain. Smaller grains accelerate much more readily and impart higher impact energy to surfaces resulting in a superior cleaning rate – usually twice the m2/hr of conventional abrasives.

Low Consumption

The unique grain size enables many more active grains impacting the surface and greatly reduces abrasive consumption.

Superior Surface Quality

GMA Garnet™ grains clean deep into the cavities and pitted areas down to the bare metal, thoroughly removing all rust, soluble salts and other contaminations. The blasted surface is free of embedment and rogue peaks and troughs. SA3 White Metal is effortlessly achieved. A surface profile of 50 – 75 microns* is also easily achieved along with a much greater number of peaks per unit area.


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