Zirblast® Ceramic Blasting Beads

ZirPro’s Zirblast® ceramic beads are used as blasting media for blast cleaning and surface preparation applications. Zirblast beads are durable blasting media that offer effective cleaning power with no surface contamination to deliver a smooth satin finish. They are suitable for blasting the surface of all kinds of steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys to remove oxide, rust, sand, coatings and burrs. Zirblast cleans many industrial parts such as molds and dies, engine parts, turbine machinery components, welded steel components, forged and casted metals. The Zirblast range also is used for surface finishing applications when a satin metallic surface is required with higher roughness than Microblast® treatments.

Zirblast beads give outstanding cleaning and finishing results on stainless steel equipment when used in Cabilux® Zirblast®  blasting room specifically designed by SciTeeX®.
efficacity and durability in blasting

Efficacity and durability in blasting

Zirblast ceramic beads exhibit a specific micro-structure of crystalline zirconia (ZrO2) embedded into a glass matrix. This makes Zirblast a unique blasting media that features:

  • High hardness to enable effective energy transfer at the impact point
  • High toughness to ensure media stability over hundreds of blasting cycles
  • No contamination of the treated surface
  • Very low generation of dust to ensure productivity and limit the wear of the blasting equipment
Chemical Composition (wt%) ZrO2 SiO AIO2
60 - 70 28 - 33 <10
Specific Gravity (g/cm3) 3.8
Bulk Density (kg/L) 2.3
Vickers Hardness (HV1) 700
Available Sizes Name µm Name µm
B20 600 - 850 B60 125 - 250
B30 425 - 600 B80 180 - 250
B40 250 - 425 B100 125 - 180


Turbine blast cleaning

Versatile blasting media

Zirblast ceramic beads are easy to handle in all categories of air or wet pressure blasting equipment including pneumatic blasting rooms. They also are well suited for working in most kinds of wheel turbine blasting machines. ZirPro engineers are available to assist customers in setting up blasting processes to get the full benefits of Zirblast ceramic beads in surface treatment.

Saint Gobain ZirPro – SciTeeX Cabilux® Zirblast®


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Saint-Gobain ZirPro, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ceramic grinding beadsblasting and peening mediazirconium oxide powders, offers engineered, high-performing zirconia-based materials for demanding applications across the globe.