Abrasives, Media & Consumables

Potters Industries – Glassbeads

Potters Ballotini® Impact Glass Beads for metal finishing

As the world leader in glass bead impact technology, Potters is continually developing and refining its manufacturing procedures to ensure consistently high quality glass spheres, which are tested to conform to every market specification which includes MIL-approvals, AGB range, AMS2431/6.

There can be no doubt that glass beads are the world’s most popular air-blasting media for cleaning and conditioning surfaces. The unique characteristic of glass beads blasting is that surfaces are cleaned, deburred, decorated and ‘cold-worked’ without etching or removal of basic surface material and without imparting ferrous or other undesirable residues. In addition, the inherent strength of a glass beads is such that it can survive multiple impacts, allowing for economies of continuous recycling. Consumption or breakage of glass beads averages only about 3% per cycle.

Impact process engineering relies on the proper balance of several variables, including the nozzle diameter, distance from the work surface, angle of application and the force (air pressure) of delivery. The final and most important element of control lies in the size and quality of the glass beads itself. Consistent quality and adherence to specifications is essential. Potters’ impact glass beads are tested to ensure that all specifications are met in full.

Kumichel Abrasives

Kuhmichel has one the widest and most diverse product ranges available, we are always looking to expand our portfolio to the further benefit of our customers. Whatever your surface preparation requirement may be, you can rest assured that we can help.
Whether dealing with a blue chip company or the occasional user of an abrasive media, it is important to us that we support you by searching for the most appropriate product that suits your process. And with our experienced sales and distribution network ideally located throughout Europe and the UK, we are confident that a solution is at hand.

Our goal is your satisfaction, and as such we believe in being totally flexible towards your requirements.
If you wish your media to be specially packaged, labelled or to carry any designated description we will do our best to accommodate your requirements. We also have the capability to meet your demand, in case you should require any blending, sieving or special mixes. 

Ceratex – Vibropolishing Media

Ceratex Engineering was founded in 1968. Our longevity and success can be put down to a number of factors not least of which are our flexibility and “high-tech” approach.
We offer a suberb range of vibratory finishing media & equipment for the most demanding aerospace processes or aerospace industry

For more info Contact us.