Aluminum oxide is fused in an electric arc furnace which produces a high-strength, tough, and extremely durable grain. Aluminum oxide is useful in many forms. The most common form is brown fused. Brown fused aluminum oxide is a general-purpose, loose grain abrasive that is used in abrasive blasting, polishing, lapping, or other finishing applications. Surface Prep also supplies white fused aluminum oxide for applications that need minimal foreign contaminants.
When blast equipment is paired with a media recovery system, aluminum oxide offers multiple turns/recyclability before it breaks down. Typically propelled by air, aluminum oxide acts as a powerful, multi-edged abrasive that will penetrate the workpiece while creating an exceptionally clean and uniquely etched surface. This unique surface finish is excellent preparation for the application of paint or powder coating.