Product Selection Spotlight: Bellemare Abrasives & Minerals


The following first appeared in the July 2017 JPCL advertorial, “Special Report: Coatings,” providing readers with useful product and service information from participating companies.

In business since 1959, Group Bellemare is a third generation family business. The company employs more than 500 people and provides an innovative work environment to its employees. The Group is also deeply involved in its community and gives a lot of thought to its impact on the environment.

Bellemare Abrasives and Minerals offers a variety of high performance sandblasting products. Their diversification allows them to respond to an impressive variety of requests from the abrasives market. Their technology enables them to develop highly specialized products to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry. Their products are sold in Canada, United States, South America and Europe. Proud member of SSPC, they attend the SSPC convention each year.

• State of the art bagging equipment
• Capacity (4,000,000 bags annually)
• Indoor warehouse of 70,000 square feet
• Manufacturer and distributor

• World class logistic team
• Availability of raw material
• Customer service and premium products
• Toll manufacturing bagging


The various products transformed and sold by Bellemare are mainly iron silicate, natural sand, recycled glass, hematite, traprock, garnet, glass bead, aluminum oxide, steel shot and steel grit. All products are available in small anti-slip plastic bags, super bags or in bulk.

This is one of the most performing products in its category to sandblast steel. In accordance with SSPC AB-1 and Mil-A-22262B (SH), this low dust product contains less than 1% of free silica and is safe for workers. Due to its hardness of 7,0 to 7,5 MOHS and its angular particle, the product cuts faster with less product usage. You can use it to remove light to heavy rust, mill scale or coating depending on the size. Maxiblast is available in sizes 12-40, 20-40, 30-60 and 35-70.

Recycled Glassgrit
This product is recommended for cleaning rust, paint or scale on steel, stainless steel, concrete, wood and aluminum surfaces. This is an iron-free product that meets government standards and it is also in accordance with MIL-A-22262B (SH). In addition, it is safe for workers because it contains less than 1% free silica. It leads to a near white metal blast cleaning (SSPC-SP10) on steel and is available in different sizes depending on your needs (10-20, 20-30, 30-60, 40-70, 60-180). 

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