10X Materials Receives CARB Certification
Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource Board.
CARB is a California-based government organization authorized to develop regulations and standards designed to protect the public from air pollution caused by abrasive blasting operations, among other causes. These standards and regulations are used by a variety of other government agencies, businesses, regulatory bodies and the U.S. military for evaluating the safety ratings of various blasting materials.
The CARB certification was granted to 10X through CARB Executive Order G-20-042.
About the Certification
According to reports, receiving a CARB certification influences making advanced blast media more available across the nation.
“We see this certification as an important step in our mission to help U.S. companies transition to domestically-produced high efficiency blast media,” said Steve Edris, CEO of 10X Engineered Materials. “We spend a lot of time talking about performance benefits, but our products improve environmental health and safety as well. This will make it easier for companies to see the difference for themselves.”
Through the certification, 10X abrasive grades 20/40, 20/70 and 40/70 are officially approved for outdoor blasting operations within the state of California. 10X abrasives are reported to be free of beryllium, silica and leachable heavy metals.
In a recent trial, a new class of engineered blast abrasive material outperformed garnet in a head-to-head coating removal comparison. The trial, conducted by Greener Blast Technologies Inc., compared the use of a garnet 30/60 blend to an abrasive blast media produced by 10X.
Moving forward, 10X expects to also receive CARB certification for its 70/100 abrasive grade in the near future.