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COATINGSPRO SURFACE PREP 2017 27 GMA Garnet Group 1800 Hughes Landing Blvd Suite 350 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (832) 243-9300 (832) 243-9301– fax Advantages Over Other Abrasives GMA Garnet abrasive is composed of natural Almandite garnet grains that are known for their natural hardness, durability and abrasive characteristics. It is a cost–effective alternative to silica sand, mineral slags and steel grits as the perfect symbiosis of grain size, density and hardness/durability creates the optimum abrasive efficiency-lowest abrasive consumption (lbs./ft2) at the highest production rates (ft2/hr.). Low Dusting Blasting cleaning using GMA Garnet provides significantly lower dust emissions due to its inherent material tough- ness and rapid setting (high specific gravity). is ensures minimum disruption and danger to adjoining operations and improves operator visibility and safety. High Productivity Very fast cutting is achieved with speed, large number and shape of grains impacting on the surface. e acceleration and speed of a grain in an air stream is a function of the inertia and hence the size of the grain. Smaller grains accel- erate much more readily and impart higher impact energy to surfaces resulting in a superior cleaning rate-usually twice the ft2/hr. of conventional abrasives. Low Consumption T he unique grain size enables many more active grains impacting the surface and greatly reduces abrasive consumption. Superior Surface Quality GMA Garnet grains clean deep into the cavities and pitted areas down to the bare metal, thoroughly removing all rust, soluble salts and other contaminations. e blasted surface is free of embedment and rogue peaks and troughs. SA3 W hite Metal is effortlessly achieved. Surface profiles ranging from 1 to 4.5 mils (determined by the mesh size utilized) are also easily achieved along with a much greater number of peaks per unit area. Improved Health & Safety and the Environment GMA Garnet is non-toxic with no silicosis hazard or risk of contamination from leachable heav y metals or radioactive substances. Disposal volumes are greatly reduced as a result of lower consumption and recyclability. Recyclability GMA Garnet is suitable for multiple usages and can be recycled 5 times or more without losing its superior cutting ability. Special garnet recycling systems are available upon request. ese add up to natural clean and cost effective blasting. Being environmentally inert, GMA Garnet meets all Occupational Health and Safety requirements and achieves the highest quality of processing standards in respect of mineral purity and the stringent requirements of ISO 11126-10 SSPC AB-1, QPL mil spec 22262-b, and have all sizes California C ARB approved. Company Profile: GMA Garnet Group SPONSORED CONTENT

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