Glass Bead blast abrasive is largely used for cosmetic finishes on a variety of part types. The distinct satin finish not only has a pleasing visual appearance but can provide increased functional benefits for coatings and some light peening applications   

GLASS BEAD

ABRASIVE

  Glass beads are spheres of uniform size and hardness formulated of chemically inert soda-lime glass. The impact of the beads removes foreign substances from the base surface without contamination and dimensional change. Applications range from cleaning, cosmetic, deburring and light peening. It is one of the most versatile blast finishing materials available. Excellent for cleaning where metal removal is a concern. Develops pleasing decorative finishes.

US Std. Screen

20 - 30

30 - 40

40 - 50

50 - 70

60 - 80

70 - 100

80 - 120

100 - 170

120 - 200

140 - 230

170 - 325

325 - dwn

Microns

850 - 600

600 - 425

425 - 300

300 - 212

250 - 180

212 - 150

180 - 125

150 - 90

125 - 75

106 - 63

90 - 45

45 - dwn

Zero/Clemco

801 - 203

801 - 204

801 - 205

801 - 206

801 - 207

801 - 208

801 - 209

801 - 210

801 - 211

801 - 212

801 - 213

801 - 214

Potters

A

B

D

E

F

G

AE

AH

AQ

Swarco

NO. 3

NO. 4

NO. 5

NO. 6

NO. 7

NO. 8

NO. 9

NO. 10

NO. 11

NO. 12

NO. 13

NO. 14

Hardness

(MOHS)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CHEMICAL MAKEUP

SiO2 :

Na2O :

CaO :

MgO :

Al2O3 :

96.12%

2.70%

.67%

.11%

.40%

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