Glass Beads



Glass beads are used in metal cleaning and surface finishing applications. They produce a  much smoother and brighter finish than standard angular abrasives. They  can be recycled approximately 30 times when used in a closed system.  They are chemically inert and environmentally friendly hence their  extensive use for peening and blasting in the aerospace industry. Glass beads which conform to mil. specification G-9954A and S-13165C are also available from stock.

Technical Data Sheet

1. Product Name / Reference

Glass Beads

2. Main Intended Use

Metal Cleaning, surface finishing, aerospace peening and blasting

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 1.50 g/cm3
b. Shape Spherical
c. Colour Colourless
d. Specific Gravity 2.55 g/cm3
e. Hardness 5.0 Mohs

5. Sizes Available

Grade Size
0/44 0 – 44 microns
44/88 44 – 88 microns
53/105 53 – 105 microns
74/149 74 – 149 microns
105/210 105 – 210 microns
149/250 149 – 250 microns
177/297 177 – 297 microns
250/420 250 – 420 microns
420/590 420 – 590 microns
590/840 590 – 840 microns

6. Packaging

Packed in 25kg paper bags and 1000kg IBC big bags.

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

Created and Hosted by WYSIWYG Computers