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Harsco Unveils its 1st Glass Abrasive

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Breaking a tradition that dates back generations, Harsco Metals & Minerals has introduced its first-ever crushed-glass abrasive for a range of surface preparation applications.

 Harsco Glass Abrasive

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Made from 100% post-consumer recycled glass, the new abrasive is available in five grades for a variety of applications, including coatings removal from structural steel.

The longtime manufacturer of Black Beauty coal-slag abrasive has unveiled Black Beauty Glass, in five coarseness grades, made from 100% post-consumer recycled glass.

The product will initially be available in the Northeastern U.S.

“The industry demands more from us,” said Dominic DeAngelo, vice president of sales and marketing. “Our crushed-glass abrasives meet federal leaching levels and provide the same high-quality, performance and reliability that our Black Beauty coal abrasives have provided for many years.”

Grades and Applications

Non-reactive, chemically inert and free of chlorides and other salts, Black Beauty Glass produces a white metal surface and is available in five grades:

• Extra Fine, to clean surfaces on bricks, concrete and wood;

• Fine, to clean surfaces and create a smooth finish in automotive, fiberglass and hobby applications;

• Medium, for bridges, tanks, steel construction, fabrication and other applications, where a reduced profile is desired;

• Coarse, for industrial applications, bridges, tanks, steel construction and fabrication; and

• Extra Coarse, for repair and maintenance blasting to remove paint and heavy rust in marine and structural-steel applications.

New Directions

The glass abrasive is Harsco’s second new product in less than a year and represents a significant shift for the nation’s largest manufacturer of coal-slag abrasives for the blasting market. The company and its signature Black Beauty product were both established in the 1930s.

In October 2011, the company introduced its first recycled-copper product, then known as Iron Horse and now called Black Beauty Iron.

Based in Mechanicsburg, PA, Harsco Metals & Minerals is a division of Harsco Corp, a diversified industrial company that serves the steel and metals production, construction, rail, energy and other industries. The company has operations at more than 160 locations in 30 countries.

Formerly separate divisions, Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals were merged in December 2011.

More information: http://www.harsco-m.com/.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Abrasives; Coal slag; Glass; Green blast media; Harsco Minerals; Surface preparation

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