Starblast™ and Starblast™ XL Blasting Abrasives

Starblast™ and Starblast™ XL Blasting Abrasives


Chemours™ Starblast™ blasting abrasives are a loose blend range of consistently sized coarse and finer Staurolite sands with clean, rounded surfaces. Chemours mines this superior blasting abrasive from Florida mineral deposits, and then washes it to ensure freedom from dirt, dust and ultrafines.

Starblast™ is a general purpose blasting abrasive commonly found in operations such as steel fabrication, bridge maintenance, pre-finish painting/coating applications for the removal of mill scale, rust and failing coatings from steel structures and components. Power companies also use Starblast™ in maintenance operations to minimize the presence of dust that could cause harm to essential equipment. Additionally, Starblast™ is the abrasive of choice for the cleaning of equipment used in hydraulic applications.

Starblast™ XL is less than 1% free crystalline silica thereby meeting some of the most stringent industry and military specifications.

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Starblast™ Offers
Many Important User Benefits

Starblast™ & Starblast™ XL result in similar benefits including:

  • Considerably lower dust offering increased blasting visibility
  • Reduced labor costs through reduced blasting times and more efficient cleaning
  • Reusable abrasive offering resulting in lower material costs
  • Characterized by extremely uniform blasting patterns
  • Guaranteed to contain < 5% free silica, typically < 3%, ** Starblast™ XL guaranteed < 1%
  • Rounded to sub-angular grains result in less abrasive embedment
  • Electrically nonconductive
  • California Air Resources Board certified
  • Starblast™ XL is QPL approved form MIL-A22262A-SH


Finishing Systems Is Your One-Stop Source for Starblast™ Abrasives

Starblast™ Ultra and Coarse Staurolite

For those tougher applications where a more aggressive media is required Finishing Systems also offers the Chemours line of Starblast™ Ultra and the Coarse Staurolite Sand. Ultra is designed for operations such as steel maintenance heavy rust, and paint removal, while the Coarse Staurolite is ideal for the elimination of heavy paint films, or in instances where a deeper profile is required.


We Can Assist You With Product Selection and Appropriate Use

The abrasive blasting experts at Finishing Systems can help you select the right Starblast™ product for your applications, as well as instruct you in how to use it effectively and safely. Contact us to learn more about the many benefits Starblast™ can provide for your operation.

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