We offer distinct variants of Aluminum Oxide blast media: high quality Virgin Brown Fused Aluminum Oxide (VFBA) as well as remanufactured, reclaimed Aluminum Oxide that was was cleaned by GMA according to their strict industry standards.  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. It is processed using only certified crude and conforms to industry specifications for size, bulk density and magnetic content.

Aluminum Oxide blast media is a very hard wear-resistant material, registering 9 on the MOHS hardness scale, and can be re-used up to 15 times in a media reclamation system.

We offer many different sizes including our most popular: 36 grit, 80 grit and 180 grit.

All of our 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/Media Blasting/Sandblasting
  • 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
    • Packaged: 50 lb bags OR 400 lb fiber drums OR 2,000 lb supersacks
    • Full Skids: (40) bags of 50 lb each or 4 drums or 1 supersack
    • 36/80/180 sizes readily available – other sizes available upon request
    • No minimum order at any of our locations: Hatfield, PA; Grand Rapids, MI; or Greensboro, NC
    • 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
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    MESH 16 24 36-54 60-120 150-180 80-120 150-180
    HARDNESS 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
    CRYSTAL FORM Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum Alpha Aluminum
    pH VALUE N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    WATER SOLUBLE No No No No No No No
    COLOR Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown
    TRUE SPECIFIC GRAVITY 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3 3.96 g/cm3
    VIRGIN OR REMAN Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Virgin Reman Reman