Recyclable Abrasives

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Sibelco is a leading manufacturer of high-quality blast cleaning abrasives for surface preparation, working with customers worldwide across a broad range of markets.

Recyclable abrasives are used in compressed air blast cleaning applications as well as in wheel blasting machines. This includes blast rooms, cabinets or other installations in which the abrasive material can be collected and reused multiple times.

Please also see our range of expendable abrasives and special abrasives.

Aluminium oxide

Aluminium oxide – brown

Brown fused aluminium oxide is an artificial corundum with exceptionally hard and tough grains. It is used in compressed air blast cleaning applications (shot blast cabinets, blast rooms, etc) and is excellent for recycling.

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Aluminium oxide – white

White aluminium oxide is an artificial corundum with a very high Al2O3 content. It has an exceptionally high degree of hardness and a very tough grain. It is used in compressed air blast cleaning applications (shot blast cabinets, blast rooms, etc) and is excellent for recycling.

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Chilled iron grit, Steel shot & Steel grit

Chilled iron grit

Chilled iron grit is produced from carefully selected alloy free iron scrap that is re-carbonised in a hot blast cupola. The shot obtained by this process is then crushed into grit particles. Chilled iron grit is a high-velocity abrasive that is perfectly suited to compressed air blast cleaning applications in shot blast cleaning rooms.

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Steel shot

Steel shot is produced by melting carefully selected scrap in ultra-high-power electric furnaces. A special heat treatment process ensures an optimum microstructure and hardness.

Steel shot is available in a single hardness only, suitable for use in impeller-type wheel-machines as well as for compressed-air blasting in enclosed recycling systems, such as shot blast rooms, cabinets etc.

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Steel grit

Steel grit is produced by crushing steel shot and therefore possesses the same chemical properties. It is a high-velocity abrasive suitable for compressed air blasting in enclosed recycling systems, such as shot blast rooms, cabinets etc.

We offer three types of steel grit with varying degrees of hardness.

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Sinter shot & Sinter grit

Sinter shot

Sinter shot is made from specially-selected minerals, sintered at a high temperature. It is a hard, tough, high-density material with excellent recycling properties.

Sinter shot contains no free iron and does not react with water. It is perfect for blast cleaning steel and aluminium surfaces, and also for pressure and vacuum blasting. It produces a uniform and clean surface and is ideal for removing rust, paint and mill-scale from metal surfaces, as well as for stone cutting. Sinter shot can be recycled multiple times.

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Sinter grit

Sinter grit is produced by crushing Sinter shot and therefore possesses the same chemical properties and offers the same benefits, but in a grit form. It is highly efficient in blast cabinets.

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Other abrasives