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WARNING: Silica sand should not be used as an abrasive blasting material. See OSHA standard PB-246-697 and "OSHA Crystalline Silica Exposure" Health Hazard Information in the Safety section of our website. All of Clemtex's Abrasives sold abide by OSHA's standards and contain less than 1% free silica.

Abrasive Media

   Blasting with abrasive media will produce a surface profile that coatings can better adhere to strengthening the coating and providing better protection. A clean surface and profile is an extremely important step in achieving strong adhesion and will help to prevent coating failures caused by thermal expansion, exposure to the environment, and a number of other factors. Clemtex carries a wide variety of Abrasive Media for all types of applications and jobs.

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Silica Sand

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty is a mineral slag that has sharp diamond-like cutting edges, and does not attract moisture, while providing fast cleaning rates, and an excellent anchor profile for a superior coating adhesion.
Grades – BB-2 extra coarse, BB-3 medium, BB-4 fine, BB-6 extra fine
Packaging – 50# bags, 100# bags, 3000# bulk bags, 25 ton bulk loads
Black Beauty MSDS


Green Diamond
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Green Diamond is a mineral slag that has sharp cutting edges, well graded and very clean, while providing superior cleaning rates, and a containment free surface for superior coating adhesion.
Grades – GD-2 (8/16 mesh) for marine and utility cleaning, GD-3 (16/36 mesh) for all purpose blasting, GD-4 (20/50 mesh) for new steel blasting and GD-6 (30/50) for general cleaning
Packaging – 50# bags, 100# bags, 3000# bulk bags, 25 ton bulk loads
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Green Diamond MSDS


Green Lightning

This product is no longer available. Replacement abrasives are as follows:

GL1.0 → SJ120 Garnet
GL2.0 → SJ80 Garnet
GL2.8 → GD6 Green Diamond

Green Lightning MSDS


Starblast XL

Starblast is a naturally occurring mineral “Staurlite” that is fast cleaning and is generally used in blast rooms and cabinets.
Grades – STR XL (40/80 mesh)
Packaging – 50# bags
Starblast MSDS



Garnet is a naturally occurring mineral that is precisely graded, fast cutting, may be recycled many times, and is used in blast rooms and cabinets.
Grades - #16GAR (16 mesh), #36GAR (36 mesh), #60/80GAR (60/80 mesh), #80WS (80 mesh) graded specifically for water-jet cutting, #150GAR (150 mesh)
Packaging – 100# bags
Emerald Creek MSDS
Universal Minerals Sharpjet MSDS and Technical Data Sheet


Aluminum Oxide

Aluminum Oxide is fused alumina grains that are hard, blocky and tough for extra fast cutting action that is precisely screened for “specification use” which may be reclaimed many times and is ideal for blast rooms and cabinets.
Grades - #16, #24, #36, #54, #60, #80, #100, #120, #150, #180, #220 (finer grades are excellent for turbine blade cleaning)
Packaging – 50# bags
Graystar Brown MSDS - Graystar Brown Technical Data Sheet
Great Lakes Minerals MSDS
Washington Mills MSDS


Steel Grit

Steel Grit is a high carbon angular pellet that is made in the range of hardness 32 to 65 Rockwell C which is highly recyclable producing minimal dust and used primarily in blast rooms.
Grades – GR-14, GR-16, GR-25, GR-40,GR-50, GR-80
Packaging – 50# bags, 55 gallon drums
Ervin Amasteel MSDS