Sustainability

A man riding to hill | Sustainability in abrasive blasting and waterjet cutting USA
GMA’s drive toward sustainability involves our ongoing focus on innovation and productivity, while taking active steps to limit our impact on the environment.  We are committed to the well-being of our employees, customers, and communities, and we show it in the way we manage our natural resources.

Due to garnet’s superior toughness and low friability, GMA Garnet™ abrasive can be recycled several times without compromising its reliable high-quality performance.  At our garnet re-processing facilities, spent garnet sourced from abrasive blasting and waterjet cutting activities is first cleaned to remove all contaminants including dust, rust, paint flakes, and other metallic and non-metallic impurities.  This is followed by precise sizing into various grades to suit end-user requirements.  Strict sampling and quality control procedures ensure that sizing and purity are maintained at industry-best standards.
 
Recycling provides garnet users a cost-effective and environmentally responsible option for disposing of used garnet that would otherwise be considered industrial waste.  By revitalising spent garnet for further reuse, we are maximising the life span of this non-renewable natural resource. 
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