Glass Bead Blasting

Glass Bead Blasting

Our blasting media is an engineered "sandblasting" media manufactured from 100% Recycled Bottle Glass. Crushed glass is a good general purpose abrasive and is approved for use in numerous federal and state government agencies, and military branches. Our glass works great in both slurry-systems and dry-blast equipment.

Eco and Operator-friendly Blasting Media

100% recycled glass eliminates the health risk of airborne carcinogens. It is non-hazardous, non-toxic and completely inert, so is safe to use around water. Glass dust is classified by OSHA/NIOSH as only "nuisance" dust because it contains less than 1% free silica. Glass also does not contain virtually any of the OSHA identified Heavy/Toxic Metals associated with slags and some other mineral abrasives like natural olivine. Lastly, since glass is translucent, visibility and productivity are significantly improved when compared to a blast environment using traditional hard abrasives.

How can glass be silica-free?

Recycled bottle glass is chemically known as Amorphous Silica. Free-silica is commonly found in traditional blasting sand and other hard abrasive sandblasting medias. Silica-sand dust in its natural state has an "open"crystalline structure that has the capability of sticking to lung tissues. When this happens, the likelihood of developing a serious respiratory disease called Silicosis increases. Because our recycled glass blast media is amorphous, its crystalline structure is "closed", which makes it impossible to physically stick to human lung tissue. When a person is exposed to amorphous glass fines or dust, the body will expel the dust as it would any other type of natural dirt.

Benefits of Glass Blasting

In addition to worker safety benefits, crushed glass delivers a natural, whiter metal finish than many other sandblasting abrasives, and significantly decreases embedment issues—up to 5 times less than slag blast media. Glass works great for removing typical coatings and other surface preparation applications. Glass is versatile, and can be used as a dry blasting media or combined with water for use in slurry blasting machines.

Contact Us

Our Address:

9 Wainui Rd

Silverdale, Auckland

Phone:
(09) 426 3666
(021) 462 880

Soda blasting can...

- remove a single layer of paint
- remove bitumen
- remove carbon and grease
- restore aviation parts
- remove paint and varnish 
- remove concrete 
- remove grease and oil 
- be great for crack detection

We specialize in...

  • SODA blasting
  • PLASTIC blasting
  • GARNET blasting
  • GLASS blasting
  • GLASS BEAD blasting

Our Address:
9 Wainui Rd
Silverdale, Auckland

Hours of Operation: 
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5pm 
Weekends 9am to 12am

Phone:
(09) 426 3666
(021) 462 880

Free Quotes

We offer a wide array of services and are able to provide quotes over the phone. To learn about the many ways in which we can help restore or refinish your project, call us today at (09) 426 3666 and let us put our skills to work for you!