Harsco, formerly Reed Minerals, is the largest U.S. manufacturer of coal slag abrasives for the surface preparation market. Our BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives are the original, low dusting, low free silica coal slag blasting abrasives. We lead the industry for quality, value, and performance.
BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives are available nationwide in three industry standard grades, as well as Elite product gradations. We will preblend them with Blastox® or Dustnet® on request.
Used for general purpose repair and maintenance blasting including removal of paint, rust, mill scale, and other coatings from surfaces. Minimum suggested nozzle size of 1/4″ and under standard blasting conditions will achieve a 3.0-4.8 Mil profile.
Utilized for new construction, light paint and rust removal and special maintenance applications requiring reduced profiles. Minimum suggested nozzle size of 3/16” and under standard blasting conditions will achieve a 2.0-3.8 Mil profile.
Applicable for light blasting requiring a clean surface and minimum anchor profile including brush-off blast or high-pressure water blast systems. Minimum suggested nozzle size of 1/8” and under standard blasting conditions will achieve a 1.0-2.6 Mil profile.
If your project requires a specialized or superior blasting abrasive, we can help. Using our proprietary processes and superior blending capabilities, we can fine-tune your BLACK BEAUTY® blasting media to Elite gradations. Contact us for immediate assistance.