Evolution

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

Eco Future

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

NEXT GEN

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

Ecoblast® is more abrasive

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

Ecoblast® is harder

  • Agressively abrasive due to high aluminium oxide (Al2O3)

Chemical Characteristics

GarnetEcoBlast®Mineral Slag
Silica (SiO2)21%33%42%
Alumina (Al2O3)31%32%5%
Iron/Chrome (Fe2O3/Cr2O3)35%22%31%
Magnesium (MgO)10%13%15%
Calcium (CaO)2%2%6%

Physical Characteristics

GarnetEcoBlast®Mineral Slag
Hardness MOH7-87-87
Specific Gravity4.13.63.2
Particle ShapeRound, SubangularCubic, AngularHi-aspect Ratio, Angular

EVOLUTION

An evolution from natural minerals to hi-performance 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.


PAINT USAGE

Ecoblast® has a significant effect on both an increase in surface paint adhesion and a 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.

Approvals

EcoBlast® performs well, but what about meeting abrasive specifications? Approvals from and suppliers to:

Aramco 9COM 6000000419 • Aramco 9CAT 1000161068