For ARTICLES on some of the applications for which iron silicate is an ideal choice, and for specific details about SHARPSHOT®, refer to the SHARPSHOT® Technical Data Page (TDS) in our LIBRARY.
AIR BLASTING ABRASIVES
SHARPSHOT® has been a proven air blasting abrasive for over 25 years. It is an air-cooled and crushed iron silicate abrasive. The cooling and crushing process creates a hard, cubical, and aggressive abrasive.
Shipyards and contractors have relied on SHARPSHOT® for quality and cutting speed at a very competitive price, and it is now the preferred abrasive at many installations.
In tests run for NIOSH by an independent company, SHARPSHOT® was shown to be the best slag abrasive for cutting speed and cost per sq. ft.
SHARPSHOT® is a recycled iron silicate abrasive that is environmentally friendly; it is low-dusting, contains very low levels of heavy metals (see SDS) and is approved to be recycled into the manufacture of Portland cement.
SHARPSHOT® is a low-dusting abrasive containing less than 0.1% free silica.
SHARPSHOT® has been approved by CARB (California Air Resources Board) for dry unconfined outdoor abrasive blasting for over 25 years. Our proprietary air-wash system produces the cleanest low-dusting abrasive on the market.
SHARPSHOT® is approved by the U.S. Navy and listed on its qualified products list.
SIZING & APPLICATIONS INFORMATION
Heavy duty X-Coarse size for the removal of layers of old paint and rust from ships, bridges, tanks, etc. This X-Coarse sizing typically - with properly working equipment - produces a 4.5-5.5 mil profile.
Coarse size for general purpose blasting jobs. This Coarse sizing typically - with properly working equipment -produces a 3.5-4.0 mil profile.This is also the preferred size for underwater waterjet cutting applications.
Medium grade for lightly corroded coatings and new steel. This Medium sizing typically - with properly working equipment -produces a profile of less than 2.0 - 3.0 mil.
A Fine grade abrasive for use on carpet, plastic and wood. This product is often used for antique restoration and cars. This fine sizing typically - with properly working equipment - produces a profile of less than 1.5 mil.
PACKAGING & DELIVERY OPTIONS
All SHARPSHOT® products are available as follows:
BULK (in pneumatic blower trucks, bottom drop hopper trucks, rear dump trucks, tandems, or rail cars)
BULK BAGS (3,000 lb. and 4,000 lb.)
75 lb. BAGS
50 lb. BAGS NEW!