Testimonial

"I do also need to add that Gary and the staff at Finishing Systems is very accommodating. I just learned that an order that I just spoke to Gary about and was just delivered to you yesterday 6/6/12, is completed already. WOW…that was fast! We try very hard not to make too many special requests and respect your production schedules…your service is impeccable. Thanks again."

D'Ann Lauchman
Inside Sales Manager
Industrial Piping Systems, Inc.

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Aluminum Oxide & Silicon Carbide

Aluminum Oxide Abrasive

Aluminum oxide is an extremely hard chemical compound that is formed by a combination of aluminum and oxygen. As a blasting abrasive, aluminum oxide is known for its superior hardness and strength, as well as its low heat retention. Because aluminum oxide has the ability to cut into just about any type of metal surface, it is a popular choice in a variety of sandblasting applications.

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When used as a blasting media, aluminum oxide is a virgin fused abrasive (brown or white), crushed, screened and sized to meet industry ANSI standards. It is a tough, medium density abrasive known to be cost-effective in blasting processes due to its recyclability, which prevents the need to frequently purchase additional blasting media supplies. In addition, aluminum oxide blast media is known for its high density and angular sharpness, which makes it among the most versatile of the blasting media types for use in both wet and dry blasting processes.


Aluminum oxide is used in a wide range of applications:

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Grinding
  • Lapping
  • Deburring
  • Tumbling
  • Refractories
  • Buffing Compounds
  • Etching
  • Non-Slip Surfaces
  • Fluidized Beds
  • Plasma Spray

White Virgin Aluminum oxide media is a friable, high purity, medium density abrasive also available in a wide range of grain classifications including coarse, medium, fine and powder. White Aluminum oxide is used in applications requiring high purity and/or where a highly friable abrasive is specified. Applications include: Lapping, polishing, refractory coating, decorative, and nonskid, and abrasive blasting.

Aluminum oxide can also be formulated for use in bonding applications to create slip-free surfaces on indoor and outdoor walkways, making it a preferred choice for preventing slip-and-fall accidents in industrial settings.



Finishing Systems Is Your Choice for Aluminum Oxide Blasting Media


If you are looking for where to buy aluminum oxide at competitive prices for your manufacturing processes, you’ve come to the right place.At Finishing Systems, we offer an extensive selection of aluminum oxide media for all types of applications. We also have the technical expertise to help you implement an aluminum oxide blasting process that is tailored to the needs of your business and industry. We can provide reliable repair and maintenance service to keep your aluminum oxide blasting equipment up and running, as well as expert training to maximize the performance of your machinery.

Standard Grain Sizes Available for Blast Media for Aluminum Oxide

We offer aluminum oxide sandblasting media in multiple grain sizes to meet just about any surface preparation and finishing requirement including:

16, 20, 24, 30, 36, 46, 54, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, 240

Standard Packaging

We also offer a number of flexible packaging options for brown and white aluminum oxide abrasives to meet the shipping and inventory requirements of smaller and large companies alike:

  • 50# Bgs Standard (2000#/pallet)
  • 400# Kegs (1,600#/pallet) (upcharge for kegs)
  • 2,000# Bulk Sacks

Virgin Silicon Carbide Abrasive

Silicon carbide media is even harder than aluminum oxide. In fact, synthetic silicon carbide is the hardest abrasive blasting media in use today. Silicon carbide offers the benefit of an extremely fast cutting speed, which, when combined with its hardness, allows for much shorter blasting times. This results in a lower per-hour cost than most other abrasive media types. As with aluminum oxide blast media, silicon carbide is recyclable and can be reused many times.

Silicon Carbide Media Applications:

Examples of the many silicon carbide media applications include:

  • Gear Lapping
  • Flat Lapping of Metals and Ceramics
  • Glass Grinding
  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Refractories
  • Bonded Abrasive Applications
  • Granite Polishing

Finishing Systems Can Also Meet All Your Silicon Carbide Blasting Media Requirements

In addition to offering a wide assortment of aluminum oxide sandblasting solutions, Finishing Systems is your best source for silicon blasting media for all types of applications. Our virgin silicon abrasive product is available in Black, Green, Pink and White size in vast range of sizes. (8-54, 60-90, 100 -150, 180-220, 240, 280, 320, 360, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200)

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Why Should You Make Finishing Systems Your Source for Abrasive Blasting Media?

Whether silicon carbide or aluminum oxide blast media makes the most sense for your manufacturing operation, you can count on Finishing Systems for the right product at the right price. We’ve been in business since 1972 – we understand the unique blasting media needs of companies across a broad spectrum of industries. We keep our expansive 30,000-square-foot York, PA distribution facility fully stocked with brown and white aluminum oxide abrasive materials, ensuring the fastest possible turnaround time for your order.

Finishing Systems is also the best place if you’re looking for where to buy aluminum oxide and silicon carbide blasting equipment and accessories. We carry a large inventory of air blast and wheel blast equipment that can offer a comprehensive turnkey solution for your business. You will also find essential sandblasting parts and accessories such as paint booth parts, respiratory equipment and much more.

Contact Us for More Information Regarding Our Aluminum Oxide/Silicon Carbide Solutions

Discover for yourself the many advantages of choosing us for your abrasive blasting needs. Contact Finishing Systems today to learn more about our aluminum oxide blasting and silicon carbide products and services. We’ll also be happy to provide a no-obligation price quote. Put 40 years of metal finishing experience to work for your business!

Testimonial

"I do also need to add that Gary and the staff at Finishing Systems is very accommodating. I just learned that an order that I just spoke to Gary about and was just delivered to you yesterday 6/6/12, is completed already. WOW…that was fast! We try very hard not to make too many special requests and respect your production schedules…your service is impeccable. Thanks again."

D'Ann Lauchman
Inside Sales Manager
Industrial Piping Systems, Inc.

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