Glass Beads


  • Manufactured glass abrasive
  • Miniature, translucent glass spheres
  • Spherical beads impart a satin or matte ‘shot peened’ finish to the work surface
  • Widely used in hand cabinets for surface cleaning rather than surface etching
  • Can be recycled


  • Glass beads are a manufactured abrasive. The spherical shape prevents impingement.
  • Glass bead is a low-impact media that can be used for a variety of cleaning applications and surface treatments.
  • Used where profiling of substrate is undesirable.
  • Blasting Speed Up to 40 ft2/hr
  • Dust factor N/A
  • Recyclability 7/10
  • Mesh Size Range 20-325
  • Profile Range 0.25-1.0 mil
  • Consumption Rate N/A

Available Grades:

  • A (850-600µm)
  • B (600-425µm)
  • C (425-250µm)
  • AB (300-180µm)
  • AC (250-150µm)
  • AD (212-106µm)
  • AE (150-90µm)
  • AH (90-44µm)
  • AI (<53µm)
  • INDA (300-106µm)
  • MILSPEC beads also available

Additional information

Weight N/A
Abrasive Mesh Size


Document Downloads

Spherical Glass Beeds Data Sheet

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