Glass bead is a media used in sandblasting to provide a satin finish and for peening applications.
Unlike glass beads produced in China, the glass bead produced in North America does not exceed the limits established by the heavy metal industry (Arsenic < 75ppm, lead <100 ppm). The glass bead is available according to different specifications.
Commercial ( BOL)
- Bol 20/30 , 30/40, 50/80, 100/170, 170/325 , 325 and finer
Military or for aerospace (MIL) – MIL PRF/ 9954 rev.
- Mil 3, 4,5,6,7,8 ,9,10,11,12,13
Absolute quality ; AGB - according to specification AMS 2431/6
- AGB 6,9,12,15,18,25,30,35,50,70,100,140,170,200