We believe in a sustainable approach to business, and this is reflected in the way we manage our natural resources.
Over the past 15 years, GMA has pioneered the research and development of garnet recycling and has invested substantially in building advanced garnet reprocessing facilities around the world. Our garnet recycling provides customers with a cost effective and environmentally responsible option for disposing of used garnet. Recycling also increases the useful life of this non-renewable natural resource.
GMA Garnet™ abrasive can be recycled up to 5 times without compromising on its reliable and quality performance. This is due to the almandine garnet’s superior toughness and low friability.
In Saudi Arabia, reprocessed garnet from the GAC facility is known as Arabian Garnet.
At our garnet reprocessing facilities, spent garnet sourced from blasting and waterjet cutting activities 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.
The use of reprocessed garnet is not only cost-effective, it helps to maximise the life-span of the this non-renewable resource and provides an environmentally friendly solution for garnet disposal.
Interested to know more about garnet recycling and our recycling programmes? Contact us today.