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International Garnet for Blast Cleaning

International Garnet is mined as a by-product in a mineral mining process. In our state of the art facility in Keeseville, NY and in Laval, Québec, the Garnet is crushed, screened and packaged as per customer’s requirements.

American FlagInternational Garnet is an approved US Navy product listed on the QPL (Qualified Product Listing), and, best of all, is made right here in America.

International Garnet is a HIGH DENSITY Garnet.

International Garnet

Advantages of International Garnet for Blast Cleaning

  • Approved QPL product according to mil spec 22262
  • Made in AMERICA
  • Wide range of grades and composition available for different jobs and profiles
  • Superior surface profile – garnet grains create a uniform profile virtually free of embedment, providing an excellent surface for coating adhesion
  • Cost–effective - highly effective, low consumption
  • Non-toxic – inert and natural, with less than 1% free crystalline silica
  • Recyclable up to 5 times
  • Low dust levels – improved operator visibility
  • Easy cleanup
  • Non-reactant – will not interfere with your coatings
  • Non-porous – will not draw moisture

Technical Specifications of International Garnet for Blast Cleaning

Symbol Chemical Composition in % Symbol Chemical Composition in %
SiO2 36.0 Ca0 26.0
Fe203 31.1 Mn0 1.0
Al203 2.9 Ti02 1.0
Mg0 1.0 Zr02 1.0
International Garnet for Sandblasting
Sieve %
U.S. Standard Microns 16 12/40 36 30/60 80 140
10 2000 0
12 1700 0.3 0.2
16 1180 40.8 20.4 0
20 850 45.3 24 2.8 0
30 600 13.2 41.8 70.4 1.7
40 425 0.4 13.5 26.6 54.2 0
50 300 0.1 0.2 42.6 25.2
60 250 0 1.3 28.8
70 212 0.2 27.1 0
80 180 15.8 3.9
100 150 2.6 39.1
140 106 0.5 48.9
200 75 0 6.7
270 53 0.8
pan 0.6
Bulk density (lb/cu.ft) 136.00 136 136 136 126 126

Characteristics of International Garnet for Blast Cleaning

Hardness: 7 Moh
Colour: Grey/Brown

Packaging:

50 lb bags
3000 lb Super Sacs