Aluminum Oxide

Aluminum Oxide Abrasive

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Aluminum Oxide Abrasive


Virgin brown fused aluminum oxide has been crushed and sized from certified crude bauxite. ALOX is a tough and durable abrasive blasting media that can be recycled several times. With its chemical properties and aggressive characteristics it has the ability to provide a deep anchor pattern or etch in applications when surface preparation is critical, such as surface profiling for subsequent protective coatings.

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Grain Sizes & Packaging

Grit Sizes Available

We offer aluminum oxide blasting abrasive in standard grit sizes, or specially sized mixtures of 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

Packaging Options

Aluminum oxide is available in a variety of packaging options for brown and white aluminum oxide abrasives to meet the shipping and inventory requirements of smaller and large companies alike:

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


Aluminum oxide is used in a wide range of applications:

  • Rust Removal
  • Heat Treat Scale Removal
  • Mill Scale Removal
  • Cleaning Investment Castings
  • Lapping
  • Glass Etching
  • Tumbling
  • Refractory
  • Monument Lettering
  • Surface Preparation (Thermal Spray Coatings)
  • Anti-Slip Surfaces
  • Fluidized Beds
  • Turbine Scale Removal

Aluminum Oxide Abrasive

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.

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 non-skid, 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

Allow us to be your source for aluminum oxide abrasives at competitive prices and add your name to our ever-growing list of satisfied customers. We would like to earn your business by promising to match or beat your current supplier’s price. Finishing Systems offers an extensive selection of aluminum oxide media for all types of applications. We have the technical expertise to help you implement an aluminum oxide blasting process that is tailored to the needs of your business and industry.

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 and buy aluminum oxide materials today!

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