Use of abrasives:

Treatments of materials/ Products Brown corundum Glass beads Siliceous abrasives  (sand, silica) Quartz
Roughening  ++ oo   o ++ 
Calamine removal  ++  o  oo  ++
Perfection of cast items  +  oo  oo  ++
Smoothing stainless steel and light alloys  o  ++  o  o
Appearance of stainless steel  +  +  +  ++
Appearance of light alloys  oo  ++  +  ++
Fettling stainless steel items  +  ++  +  ++
Fettling steel items  +  +  +  ++
Fettling light alloys  +  ++  +  ++
Fettling plastics  +  +  +  +
Cleaning rubber casts  oo  ++  oo  oo
Cleaning glass casts  oo  ++  +  +
Damage-free paint removal    oo  o  oo  oo
Preparation for glueing  ++  oo  o  o
Preparation for plasma cutting   +  o  o  o
Preparation for plating  ++  oo  o  +
Preparation for enamelling  +  oo  o  +
Preparation for painting   ++  +  oo  +
Preparation for chrome-plating  ++  +  +  +
Prestressing  o  +  o  o

The table below shows the compatibility of the projection methods with our different abrasives:

Compatible process/products Compressed air Turbine 
Dry
Damp
Mechanical
Brown Corundum  ++
Glass beads  
   X<45µ ++  ++  oo 
 X>45µ  ++  oo 
Siliceous abrasives (quartz, silica, sand) ++  oo 

+ Possible   o Unadvisable
++ Recommended  oo Prohibited