Although the term sandblasting evokes the image of sandblasting, and is therefore approached negatively, there is no reason not to use the term. “Sand consists of small pieces of stone, grains of sand, which vary in size between 63 micrometers and 2 millimeters.” (Source wikipedia) Regardless of the mineral or raw material, between 63 µm and 2 mm the sand remains. We can continue to use the term SANDBLASTING.
The use of quartz sand, however, is generally prohibited for outdoor and indoor applications, with the exception of outdoor applications using a water spray technique. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives on the market with a content of
Cleaning metal is a profession in itself. There is sanding, working with chemical products, and … blasting!
Ferrous metals such as steel and iron can be blasted a little more firmly. Euroquartz offers the products ABRAFER en ABRAFINE or applications such as cleaning, paint stripping or removing rust from gates – bodywork – heavy workpieces – iron bridges or infrastructure elements. These products are available in various grain sizes in bagged goods as well as in yard silos.
Non-ferrous metals should be handled more carefully. Aluminum, stainless steel or other softer alloys require an adapted blasting method, combined with a soft or fine blasting medium. This can be for cleaning or surface treatment. Products such as ABRAFINE – ABRACOR – ABRAPEARL are specifically aimed at the correct processing of non-ferrous metals. Available in bagged goods.