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DREMA 2018 towards Industry 4.0

Building as tall as trees at Timber Expo - Press Release

China has increased its sales of softwood from Europe

DANA Conference for forestry industry and wood products will be held on 01-02 October 2018

LIGNUMEXPO-LES - the most important international exhibition of its kind in Slovakia

The price for softwood timber - in continuous growth - Press Release

The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2018 - Press Release


Get the fastest, boldest vision of the future at UK Construction Week - Press Release


Where East meets West: Silk Road theme announced for second INDEX design event of 2018


Abrasive Grit Blasting, the Optimal Solution for Cleaning Wood Surfaces

The biggest business meeting for the forestry sector in September in Mostki!

Woodex Asia 2018, an International Exhibition & Seminar on Wood Industry

Expo Forestal 2018 - Biodiversity, Technology, Productivity

How wonderdful the petrified wood can be

This is the time for timber

Nanowood - a new type of insulator

Good prediction on Biomass

The charm of painted wood floors

How should a fabulous rustic home look like?

Balsa wood - the balance between softness and sturdiness

Lignetics bought New England Wood Pellet LLC

Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces

Press Release: The most significat innovations in forest technology over the past 10 years

Press Release: Which will be the Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production?

US softwood lumber demand will reach record-hights by 2030

Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market

The Global Forest Industry in the 4Q/2017

New type of wood - stronger than steel

An increase in wooden products exports is expected this year

Furnidec Business, from 9 to 11 March, a landmark for furniture

How to use the white pin to rebuild a school

Lignetics Inc. now holds an even stronger position in the England and mid-Atlantic markets

Two Okanagan projects have been remarked for excellence in wood architecture and design

The most celebrated projects at Wood Design Awards

Just five hours to mount a prefabricated house


German forests will be used much more as energy sources in the future

Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces

Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces
For long time, wood processing has not benefited from modern blasting techniques with abrasive materials. However, at the present moment, glass beads are successfully used for polishing and finishing surfaces in wood industry. In Romania, important companies that act on the abrasives market have understood the importance and the efficiency of glass beads in polishing wood surfaces, and therefore, made available a wide range of glass beads for sale. Whether we are talking about freshly processed wood, recovered wood (which is becoming more and more appreciated) or the maintenance of machinery and equipment, the solutions that involve glass beads blasting present a number of major advantages.

Below, a wider presentation of glass beads and their advantages in wood industry and beyond, is made available for our users request.

Glass beads provide one of the most gentle touches on the blasted surfaces. Unlike other abrasive materials, glass beads are an economical solution for cleaning and shot peening of surfaces, and are manufactured in rounded shape from lead-free recycled glass. It is an ecological material that does not cause human health problems because it does not contain free silica, it is chemically inert and can be reused up to 30 times, depending on the processes and the surfaces being operated.

Glass beads are available in several sizes. The larger particles produce a deeper textured finish, while the smaller particles produce an extremely bright and smooth surface. Further, the particles of the glass beads can be produces in much smaller sizes than other metal shots, therefore, being ideal for cleaning and peening metal parts with complex geometries and fine angles, without damaging their shape or removing parts of the base material.

Being a non-ferrous and stable material, glass beads do not contaminate the blasted surfaces, being successfully used for stainless steel, aluminum, stone, cement, wood, glass fiberglass, plastic. As blasting material, glass beads can be used for light deburring and cleaning, effectively removing rust, corrosion, dust and dirt deposits without scratching or damaging the surfaces when used with both air or water based propellant equipment.

Shot peening with glass beads has major advantages for the treated surfaces as it increases the fatigue properties of metal parts and resistance to stress corrosion cracking. Glass beads are an abrasive with medium hardness (approximately 6 on the Mohs scale) and relatively low weight, therefore producing a significant layer of compression residual stress at the surface while leaving a smooth metal finish.

In automotive industry, glass beads are used for removing rust and paint on the car bodies. Having such a delicate action, they are also used to clean and sanitize fine medical devices in the pharmaceutical industry. In the aviation industry, glass beads are used to clean and shot peening specific parts, such as propellers and aircraft engine blades.

Another area in which glass beads are successfully used is road marking. The paint used in road marking embeds glass beads with retro-reflective properties of the vehicle's headlight beam, ensuring better visibility of the road marks during night and day and greater safety for car drivers. Glass beads can be mixed with paint prior to road marking, but can be added later over the newly fresh paint.

GritSablare provides several types of high quality glass beads, which can be used in any type of cleaning, deburring or shot peeing operations. Our engineers provide full support and assistance in choosing the best solutions for cleaning and shot peening any type of surface. A fair price - quality ratio and timely delivery of the ordered products are important premises for a beneficial and advantageous business relationship on medium and long term for all the parties involved.
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