ESCA Blast is open for business at all locations: Hatfield, PA / Grand Rapids, MI / Charlotte, NC

ALUMINUM OXIDE
BLAST MEDIA

General Information

We supply high quality Virgin Brown Fused Aluminum Oxide (VFBA).  Its processed using only certified crude and conforms to industry specifications for sizing, bulk density, and magnetic content.  Aluminum Oxide (ALOX) is a tough, long-lasting, hard material that can be used for many different applications such as grinding, sandblasting, and metal preparation. Aluminum Oxide is a very hard wear-resistant material. ALOX registers 9 on the MOHS hardness scale and can be re-used up to 15 times in a media reclamation system.

Our VFBA ALOX meets or exceeds all of the following specifications:

Size Specifications: MIL-A-21380B; A-A-59316; MMS 411; GE D50TF5-S8; ANSI B74.12-2001

Bulk Density: ANSI B74.4-1992 R-1997

Magnetic Content: ANSI B74.14-1992-R-2000

Chemical Analysis Method: ANSI B74.14-2007

  • Free Project Support:  Consumption and production rates, equipment and application recommendations
  • Specific Gravity:  3.96 g/cm3
  • Crystal Form: Alpha Aluminum
  • Hardness: Knoop 2000; MOHS 9.0
  • Fusion Point: 2020º Celsius
  • Shelf Life:  Unlimited when stored indoors
  • Recyclable up to 10-15x
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Grinding
  • Lapping
  • Deburring
  • Tumbling
  • Refractories
  • Buffing Compounds
  • Etching
  • Non-Slip Surfaces
  • Fluidized Beds
  • Plasma Sprays
  • New and structural steel prep
  • Blasting media
  • Metal fabrication
  • Paint, rust, corrosion, mill scale removal
  • Surface Preparation
  • Industrial Maintenance projects
  • Shipbuilding, maintenance, and repairs
    • Dry Sand Blast pot
    • Blast Rooms with Reclamation
    • Blast Cabinet / “Glove Box” with Reclamation
    • PPE:  earplugs, safety eye goggles, respirator (air fed helmet best), gloves, blast suit
    • Packaged: 50 lb bags or 400lb fiber drums or 2,000 lb bulk sacks
    • Full Skids: (40) bags of 50 lb each or 4 drums or 1 sack
    • 36 / 80 / 180 sizes readily available – other sizes available upon request
    • No minimum order:  Hatfield, PA and Grand Rapids, MI locations
    • Mix and Match skids of different grades OR medias available at no extra charge
    • Logistics:  We can deliver to virtually any location, including construction sites, residential addresses, military complexes, nearby terminals.  Need rush service, lift gate, call ahead, or appt?  No problem!
    • All Major credit cards accepted or set up an account with us
    • Ready to Order? Call us now
    MESH 36 80 180 Grit
    HARDNESS 9 9 9
    CRYSTAL FORM Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum
    pH VALUE N/A N/A N/A
    WATER SOLUBLE NO NO NO
    COLOR Brown Brown Brown
    TRUE SPECIFIC GRAVITY 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3