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What advantages/disadvantages have you seen with using recycled glass abrasives vs. traditional abrasives?

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From Luc N. Turenne of Western Industrial Services Ltd. on March 25, 2021:
Disadvantage: High dust generation, higher cost relative to production vs consumption Advantages: None. Depends on which abrasive you compare it to. There is no abrasive that meets the requirements of every project. We use a greater variety of abrasives and mesh sizes now than we ever did.

From Damian Schimminger of Sponge-Jet on March 24, 2021:
Glass is cheaper. Also, because of the glass left in the substrate, it gives the appearance it’s a cleaner surface.

From Rick Miller of 415641382 on March 23, 2021:
Crushed glass abrasive is often overlooked as a go-to abrasive. It has brighter surface finish, great coating removal rates. It is very very similar in physical characteristics to slag abrasives, hardness etc, ultra low free crystalline silica. Meets all SSPC AB-1 for grades 1-2-3-4,

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