With today's productivity and environmental concerns facing abrasive blasting applications, the importance of becoming familiar with the characteristics of blasting abrasives is a definite requirement to remain viable and competitive in today's business climate.
Abrasive blasting for surface preparation is an important step in providing a foundation for protective coatings. For years, many tests have been conducted with results concluding that high performance coatings provide excellent corrosion
protection and durability when applied over a blast cleaned surface with a consistent anchor profile. To achieve the appropriate anchor profile, one must choose an aggressive abrasive for the job. In some cases, the item that requires cleaning might be damaged by residue from the blasting abrasive. In these cases, one must consider a nonaggressive abrasive for the job. In today's business climate, when so much importance is placed on quality assurance and environmental concerns, it has become critical to familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the many abrasives that are available. Unfortunately, one abrasive cannot provide the capability to work in all applications. Fortunately, there are many different types and grades of abrasives available to fulfill most applications. Learning the characteristics of abrasives will allow you pick the right abrasive for the job and be more efficientand profitable........
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