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COATINGSPRO SURFACEPREP 2015 21 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-efective alternative to silica sand, mineral slags and steel grits as the perfect symbiosis of grain size, density and hardness/durability that creates the optimum abrasive efciency-lowest abrasive consumption (kg/m 2 ) at the highest production rates (m 2 /hr). Low Dusting Blasting cleaning using GMA Garnet provides signifcantly lower dust emissions due to its inherent material tough- ness and rapid setting (high specifc gravity). Tis 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. Te 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 m 2 /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. Te blasted surface is free of embedment and rogue peaks and troughs. SA3 W hite Metal is efortlessly achieved. A surface profle of 50–75 microns is 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 GM A Garnet is suitable for multiple usages and can be recycled 5 times or more w ithout losing its superior cutting ability. Special garnet recycling systems are available upon request. T hese add up to natural clean and cost effec- tive 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- 10:2000 for chloride and free silica content. Company Profile: GMA Garnet Group SPONSORED CONTENT

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