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Differences Between Traditional Sandblasting and Vapor Abrasive Blasting

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Cost: FREE

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Founded in 1926, Minneapolis-based Graco is a world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco products move, measure, control, dispense and apply a wide range of fluids and viscous materials used in vehicle lubrication, commercial and industrial settings. Graco protective coatings equipment provides advanced technologies that dependably and accurately spray the toughest materials. Through the acquisition of EcoQuip and GeoBlaster, Graco has solidified its presence in the abrasive blasting market and has helped to attract more attention to new technologies, such as wet and vapor abrasive blasting. For more information, please visit

Vapor abrasive blasting technology is vastly different than dry-blasting, slurry-blasting and traditional water-based blast methods. It suppresses airborne dust by adding water simultaneously with the media in the pressure pot. The result is a fine water mist combined with a blast force as powerful as the dry blasting. Participants will learn the science behind vapor abrasive blasting and which types of applications are better suited for this type of blasting.


Bill Eliason

Bill Eliason is a NACE Coating Inspector level 2 and the founder of EcoQuip Inc., which was acquired by Graco Inc. in December 2013. Eliason is currently the North America Sales Manager for the Graco EcoQuip Vapor Abrasive Blast Equipment product line.

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