Brown fused alumina FeSi

Brown fused alumina FeSi is a by-product of alumina production. This angular, reusable blasting medium has a mineral and a metallic component. Because of its high iron content, brown fused alumina FeSi is less suitable for use with stainless steel and aluminium. It is hard, brittle and relatively heavy. Brown fused alumina FeSi is the lowest-priced, reusable, alumina-based blasting medium.

Available grain sizes

(Average grain size)


Physical properties

Hardness: 9 mohs
Grain shape: angular
Melting point: approx. 1950°C
Specific gravity: approx. 6 g/cm3
Bulk density: approx. 3.2 – 4.0 g/cm³
(depending on grain size)

Typical chemical analysis

Al2O3: 35,60%
TiO2: 0,80%
Fe2O3: 0,30%
SiO2: 0,30%
Fe: 46,20%
Si: 12,30%
Ti: 4,50%

Blasting systems

– Pressure blast systems
– Injection blast cabinets


– Cleaning metallic surfaces with removal of material (abrasive effect)
– Removing rust and scale from metallic surfaces
– Removing tempering colour
– Removing paint

– Roughening metallic surfaces before applying coatings
– Deburring


25 kg sacks on pallets of up to 1 tonne

Minimum order quantity

50 kg (2 sacks)

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