Glass Bead

Hardened, spherical soda lime glass ideal for cleaning, finishing, deburring and peening.

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Description

Glass beads are a reliable, cost effective, environmentally friendly and versatile option to traditional medias for industrial blasting. Derived from lead-free, soda lime-type glass containing no free silica, glass beads are manufactured into preformed ball shapes. Glass beads produce a much smoother and brighter finish than angular abrasives. and can be recycled approximately 7-10 times.

Additional information

Uses

Peening of metal components
Cleaning to remove oxide layers and residues without surface damage
Deburring to free metal parts and tools of loose burrs, unwanted edges and nicks
Surface treatment & finishing to blend surface defects, improve sealing & appearance
Surface extension to prepare flat surface areas for galvanization, enameling & lacquering without further chemical treatment
Suitable for pressure, suction, wet & dry blasting equipment

Grit Sizing

#4 (30-40)
#6 (50-70)
#8 (70-100)
#10 (100-170)
#13 (170-325)
Other sizes available (1-13) and in Military Spec

Hardness

5.5 on MOHS scale

Advantages

Environmentally friendlier than acid & chemical treatments
Lower disposal & maintenance costs
Does not penetrate or leave residue
Cleans thoroughly without causing dimensional change to base material
Leaves even, spherical impressions on blasted part surface
No free silica
Low breakdown rate
Round shape

Packaging

Paper Bags: 50 lb

Recyclable

No

Qualifications

QPL approved: Mil spec G-9954A in sizes 1-13