Ceramic beads

Ceramic beads are made from an extremely tough zirconium oxide ceramic. They are iron-free and are therefore suitable for use with stainless steel and aluminium. The round shape of the ceramic beads means that they can be used for non-aggressive cleaning and for producing visually attractive surfaces. This blasting medium has a very long service life when compared with glass beads. Ceramic beads are a high-tech blasting medium that meets the very highest standards.

Available grain sizes

(Average grain size​)

K125: 0-125µm
K120: 70-125µm
K60: 125-250µm
K40: 250-425µm

Physical properties

Hardness: 7 – 7.5 mohs
Grain shape: spherical
Melting point: approx. 2100°C
Specific gravity: approx. 3.8 g/cm3
Bulk density: approx. 2.0 – 2.3 g/cm³
(depending on grain size)

Typical chemical analysis

ZrO2: 60,00-70,00 %
SiO2: 28,00–33,00 %
Other: <10,00 %

Blasting systems

– Pressure blast systems
– Injection blast cabinets

Applications

Blast-cleaning:
– Removing mould residues from castings
– Removing tempering colour

Surface finishing:
– Finishing surfaces
– Creating visual effects
– Achieving a consistent surface roughness over the whole of the component being blasted

Shot peening:
– Compression of the surface
(strengthening the surface and improving its mechanical properties)

Shot peen forming:
– Shot peening to form or straighten workpieces

Packaging

25 kg drums on pallets of up to 1 tonne

Minimum order quantity

25 kg (1 drum)

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