Evolution

ecoblast® shares similar physical and chemical properties with almandine garnet. No wonder it performs like garnet.

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Ecofuture

ecoblast® is the future in abrasives, as it improves in all areas of performance, using less product, higher paint adhesion and lower paint consumption.

NextGen

ecoblast® and garnet have unique differentiating qualities compared to commonly used mineral slags. 

ecoblast is Harder

  • Lower calcium oxide (CaO) levels
  • Lower silicon dioxide (SiO2)

ecoblast is more Abrasive

  • Agressively abrasive due to high aluminium oxide (Al2O3)
Chemical Characteristics
  Garnet EcoBlast® Mineral Slag
Silica
21% 22% 42%
Alumina
31% 32% 5%
Iron/Chrome
35% 30% 31%
Magnesium
10% 13% 15%
Calcium
2% 2% 6%
Physical Characteristics
  Garnet EcoBlast® Mineral Slag
Hardness MOH
7-8 7-8 7
Specific Gravity
4.1 3.6 3.2
Particle Shape
Round, Subangular Cubic, Angular Hi-aspect Ratio, Angular
Evolution

Evolution

An evolution from natural minerals to hiperformance synthetics. ecoblast® is a modern abrasive, cost effective and surface profile specific. See the comparison below.

Usage

Relative quantities of abrasive required to clean the same area to the same cleanliness standard.

Evolution of Abrasives
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Paint

ecoblast® has a significant effect on both an increase in surface paint adhesion and an decrease in paint consumption.

Surface Profile

Below is a diagram comparing the surface area profile and paint volumes for a fine grade commercial mineral slag at 100 microns to ecoblast® at 50 microns.

Surface and Paint Calulation Diagram
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