ZirPro offers efficient and durable ceramic blasting media — Microblast®, Zirblast®, Zirglass® and Zirshot® — for surface treatment processes such as blast cleaning, surface preparation, surface finishing and shot peening.
Ceramic bead blasting is used to clean surfaces of metallic industrial parts and process tools. In processes like descaling, desanding and derusting, ceramic beads remove layers of foreign material from metallic substrates. For deburring and deflashing, ceramic beads remove excess surface material from machined or molded parts. The quality of the blasting media has a critical impact on the efficiency of cleaning and the surface roughness of the treated parts.
Saint-Gobain ZirPro has decades of experience in supplying high-quality ceramic media. Zirblast®, Microblast® and Zirglass® are engineered ceramic media providing high-performance and cost-effective solutions for industrial blast cleaning. ZirPro also offers a unique level of after-sales and technical support.
Ceramic beads for superior blast cleaning
Zirblast ceramic beads work by hammering the surface to remove unwanted material efficiently while preserving the base material with minimal damage and contamination. The unique physical properties of Zirblast ceramic beads provide numerous performance advantages. Their hardness, for example, ensures a high energy transfer at the impact point for high-efficiency cleaning. Zirblast beads can be used in blasting machines ranging from air pressure and wet pressure nozzle to wheel turbines.
Finer ceramic beads like Microblast are used for precision cleaning in air suction and direct-pressure blasting equipment. The roundness and smoothness of Microblast beads helps to preserve the surface of treated parts.
Some of the key benefits of Zirblast and Microblast ceramic beads in blast cleaning include:
- Cleaning efficiency with the lowest abrasion of the substrate material
- No metallic contamination
- Smooth and aesthetical satin finish of the metallic surface
- Durable in blasting cycles, lasting longer than glass beads
- Low dust emission for higher productivity and reduced waste media
ZirPro innovation for heavy-duty cleaning
A new grade of ceramic beads, Zirglass enables heavy-duty cleaning for applications that require a deeper abrasive effect. Zirglass also is effective at covering machining defects and scratches to provide a uniform appearance on machined parts. Zirglass ceramic beads are known as highly efficient media with cost-effective performance in air pressure blasting rooms.