Recycled Crushed Glass

Recycled Crushed Glass is manufactured from recycled bottle glass. This recycled crushed glass delivers superior performance relative to mineral/slag abrasives in metal cleaning and surface finishing applications. The angular particles in crushed glass allow for aggressive surface profiling and removal of coatings such as epoxy, paint, alkyds, vinyl, polyurea, coal tar and elastomers when used as a blast media. Finely crushed recycled glass for pool, industrial, and environmental filtration provides outstanding water clarity and quality – a direct replacement for silica sand. The 0.5 – 1.0 mm size is recommended. Cleaner, lighterweight and highly angular, crushed recycled glass filter media provides an amazing 25% improvement in turbidity removal over silica sand. It is available in a variety of sizes depending on the exact application, but can be used in potable, swimming pool and municipal filtration.

Technical Data Sheet

1. Product Name / Reference

Recycled Crushed Glass

2. Main Intended Use

Metal Cleaning, surface finishing, blasting and water filtration

3. Chemical Description

This media contains no free silica

Compound Element Chemical Formula Typical Content
Silicon Dioxide SiO2 73.00%
Sodium Oxide Na2O 15.00%
Calcium Oxide CaO 7.00%
Magnesium Oxide MgO 4.00%
Aluminium Oxide Al203 1.00%

Determined by FAAS

4. Physical Properties

a. Bulk Density 1600 kg/m3
b. Shape Angular
c. Colour Green – Brown
d. Specific Gravity 2.55 g/cm3
e. Hardness 6.0 Mohs

5. Sizes Available

Grade   Mesh    Nominal Size
Superfine   80   0.0 – 0.2 mm
Fine   30/70   0.2 – 0.5 mm
Medium   12/30   0.5 – 1.0 mm
Coarse   8/12   1.0 – 3.0 mm

6. Packaging

Packed in 25kg polythene sacks or IBC big bags, requires no special storage conditions.

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Water Filtration Yes
Odour Control Yes
Green Roof Systems No
Cosmetics Scrubs Yes
Dental Treatments Yes
PCB Scrubbing No
Glass Treatments Yes
Metal Finishing Yes
Lightweight Precast Concrete No
Odour Treatment No
Seawater Reverse Osmosis Yes
Automotive Polish No
Effluent Treatment Yes
Horticulture Yes
Construction No
Hand Cleaner Yes
Paints & Coatings Yes
Lightweight Plasters Yes