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Where does crushed glass come from?
Crushed glass sounds like it could hurt me...
Currently use (Coal Slag) Black Beauty or other dry blast media: how does it compare?
Is crushed glass dusty?
How can glass be silica-free?
Recycled bottle glass is chemically known as Amorphous Silica, which means it contains less than 1% free-silica. Free-silica is commonly found in traditional blasting sand and other hard abrasive sandblasting media. Silica-sand dust in its natural state has an “open” crystalline structure that has the capability of sticking to lung tissues. When this happens, the likelihood of developing a serious respiratory disease called Silicosis increases. Because our recycled glass blast media is amorphous, its crystalline structure is “closed”, which makes it impossible to physically stick to human lung tissue. When a person is exposed to amorphous glass fines or dust, the body will expel the dust as it would any other type of natural dirt.
Recycled glass media is California Air Control Board (CARB) and The Strategic Petroleum Reserve approved. Recycled glass media is manufactured from 100% Recycled Bottle Glass, which means it is non-toxic and completely inert, that can be used near and around water. Consistently uniform size distributions guarantee repeatable surface profiles and cleanliness.
Always test a small inconspicuous area before attempting to restore a large surface.
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