garnet recycling

Sustainable Management of Used Garnet

At GAC, we believe in a sustainable approach to business, and this is reflected in the way we manage our natural resources. We are committed to maximising the life span of our garnet resources, minimising the generation of waste from our garnet products and preventing this non-renewable mineral from going into landfills. Since 2006, we have been working with customers to improve their commercial outcomes while minimising the impact on the environment. This resulted in providing used garnet disposal solutions for our customers and developing used garnet reprocessing facilities.

Renew and reuse

GMA Garnet™ abrasives are known for its superior toughness and low friability. Our natural abrasives can be recycled up to five times without compromising its reliable, high quality performance. At our garnet reprocessing facilities, used garnet sourced from blasting is first cleaned to remove all contaminants including dust, rust, paint flakes, metallic particles and other 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 to our own industry best standards.

Environmentally friendly garnet disposal programmes

Over the years, GAC’s garnet disposal programmes have become the benchmark in the industry. We offer customised garnet disposal solutions including rebate schemes that help customers lower disposal costs and reduce project costs Moreover, you save time and resources from the need to manage disposal arrangements. Used garnet on work sites are kept in collection bins and bags and these are then delivered to our reprocessing facility. The high quality reprocessed garnet is upgraded and distributed as Arabian Garnet. Via our garnet disposal programmes, we have collected over 250,000 tonnes of used garnet for reprocessing and saved over 230,000 tonnes of reusable garnet from landfills since 2011. The remaining waste materials are repurposed in industrial works such as road and concrete fillers or responsibly dispose of in regulated landfills.

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