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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ABRASIVE FOR SURFACE PREP

The quality of surface preparation is the single most important factor that impacts coating performance. With the cost of abrasives escalating and the increased attention given to the collection and disposal of the abrasive, companies are thinking more critically than ever about how to choose the right abrasive for the job, the budget, and the environment. 

That’s why U.S. Minerals National Sales Manager, Aaron Holdread, and TCR Coatings President, Keith Gabbard, recently came together to discuss “Choosing the Right Abrasive” in an educational and informative webinar.

Choosing the Right Abrasive - Webinar Overview:

  • The most common abrasives on the market today are Coal, Garnet, Nickel, Glass, and Copper
  • When deciding which abrasive is right for your surface prep project, consider Price, Performance, Availability & On-Time Transportation; and Safety & Environmental Impact
  • Quantitative data shows Copper is up to 47% stronger, 20% heavier, and 20% more cost effective than other abrasives based on requiring 20% less product consumption
  • Important safety precautions and OSHA safety standards should always be followed in surface preparation blasting
  • Copper slag comes in a variety of blends and gradations for a variety of applications
  • Programs like U.S. Minerals’ Beneficial Reuse Program provide economic and environmental benefits