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.


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


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


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


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.


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

Aramco 9COM 6000000419 • Aramco 9CAT 1000161068