Aluminum oxide blast abrasive for powder coating removal
Powder coatings are perfect for protecting heavy machinery from damage. Over time, the coatings begin to wear away and become less effective. A good way to remove these coatings and start anew is by using abrasive blasting.
Aluminum oxide sandblasting makes use of an air compressor to propel blast abrasive grains through a nozzle at high velocity onto your chosen project surface. It’s commonly used to remove tough coatings and corrosion.
Aluminum oxide is often more expensive than other abrasive media, which makes it incredibly important to use a blasting room/cabinet to recycle it for future use. After several uses, the aluminum oxide particles will become finer, making them less effective.
There’s a better option for removing powder coatings, though, an option that is both cost-effective and durable for any project.
The Best Blasting Media for Removing Powder Coatings
The EpiX and KinetiX line of superoxalloy blast abrasive from 10X Engineered Materials is a new class of advanced abrasive that will not only get rid of powder coatings, but also leave a clean substrate, virtually free of embedded particles — unlike alternatives such as garnets, slags, metals and glass — so the next coating can be applied properly.
This is possible because of the polymorphous nature of superoxalloy abrasives. Often, this means that the abrasive can complete multiple blasting steps in one – eliminating the need for chemical stripping.
Beyond their high performance, EpiX and KinetiX superoxalloy abrasives contain zero free silica or leachable heavy metals, making 10X abrasives safer for both workspaces and the environment. Plus, EpiX and KinetiX are more reusable and offer lower dust than other popular abrasives.
Currently, KinetiX and EpiX are available from abrasive distributors around the US. If you don’t see a distributor near you, contact 10X and we will work with you to get you what you need. EpiX abrasive, which is best for precision applications such as powder coating and medical applications, is also available to purchase directly from the 10X Engineered Materials website.