• Glass Bead


Glass beads are a good all around cleaning media, used quite frequently in general maintenance and blast cleaning processes.  Given its’ spherical shape, glass bead is used occasionally in peening applications.  It is not as aggressive as angular media, such as aluminum oxide or silicon carbide.  It tends to leave a bright finish particularly on aluminum parts.

Glass Beads Typical Uses

  • Cosmetic Finishing
  • Blast Cleaning for Brittle Contaminants
  • Mold Cleaning
  • Automotive Rebuilding
  • Carbon or Heat Treat Scale Removal
  • Blast Processes in which Metal Removal from the Work Piece is of concern

Glass Beads Characteristics

  • Spherical
  • Hardness, approximately 5.5 on the Mohs scale
  • Bulk Density of approximately 100 pounds per cubic foot
  • Not considered an aggressive blast media

Contact Abrasive Products today for additional information on Glass Beads.