ADIRONDACK® – The World Standard for Abrasive Blasting

Barton's Adirondack HPX is a high performance hard rock garnet abrasive
The finest, hardest and sharpest garnet abrasive in the world

A hard rock garnet with the Adirondack advantage — the sharpest, hardest garnet crystals on Earth; unbeatable edge quality and durability. Named for the Adirondack Mountains where it is exclusively mined by BARTON, ADIRONDACK garnet’s unique crystalline structure makes it the fastest, cleanest, most precise blasting and waterjet cutting abrasive available — we guarantee it.

Enhanced Productivity and Cost Savings

ADIRONDACK’s harder, heavier and more durable composition makes it the industry’s best-performing blast media. It does the job faster — significantly increasing productivity — and reduces media consumption. Using less blast media translates to significant savings in shipping, handling and disposal.

Superior Surface Quality

ADIRONDACK produces a super-clean, super-smooth surface finish with a uniform profile and virtually no particle embedment, enabling better coating adhesion and longer coating life.

Low Dust: Better Visibility

The unique hardness of ADIRONDACK garnet grains means they produce less dust than other blasting abrasives. Less dust results in improved operator visibility, less disruption to adjoining work areas and safer working conditions. Plus, ADIRONDACK’s unmatched durability allows for more of the blast media to be recovered and reused, further reducing user cost.

Safe to Use

ADIRONDACK is a 100% natural, non-ferrous inert mineral with less than 0.1% respirable crystalline silica and no heavy metals. Like all BARTON garnet, ADIRONDACK meets or exceeds all applicable industrial safety and environmental regulations.


  • Ship Building and Repair
  • Industrial Painting Contractors
  • Powder Coating
  • Petrochemical
  • Blast Rooms/Heavy Equipment Repair
  • Vapor/Wet Abrasive Blasting

Available in two grades

36 CG

Used to remove thick coatings, marine fouling (20-50 mils) and rust.

30/60 CG

Used to remove heavier coatings (up to 40 mils) and rust while controlling profile.

BARTON garnet abrasives meet current industry standards, including U.S. Navy MIL-A-22262B(SH) and SSPC-AB 1 (Type 1, Class A). Our blast media grades are QPL listed and CARB certified.

ADIRONDACK garnet is part of BARTON’s comprehensive best-in-class line of waterjet cutting and blasting abrasives.

Barton offers high performance garnet abrasives for blasting applications

Abrasive Blasting

From coarse through fine, BARTON offers garnet abrasives for a wide range of blasting applications.

Barton's Adirondack HPX high performance hard rock garnet abrasive keeps its sharp edges