Garnet blasting abrasive

Award-winning garnet abrasive for blasting

Fast, safe surface preparation

Found only in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, the ever-sharp crystalline structure of BARTON’s award-winning ADIRONDACK garnet blasting abrasive is world-renowned. Their harder, heavier and more durable composition makes them the industry’s best-performing blast media for faster cleaning and impeccable surface quality. They 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. Ideal for use in:

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

Faster cleaning means increased productivity and reduced media consumption, which translates to significant savings in shipping, handling and disposal.

ADIRONDACK is the garnet blasting media of choice for ship building and repair

ADIRONDACK is the garnet blasting media of choice for ship building and repair

Superior surface quality

ADIRONDACK garnet blasting abrasive 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 for 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 garnet blasting abrasive 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.

Available in Two Grades


Construction-grade cleaning power where removal speed is a priority. Used to remove thick coatings, marine fouling (20–50 mils) and rust. Typically produces a 3.5–4.5 mil profile on steel.


Used to remove heavier coatings (up to 40 mils) and rust while controlling profile. Typically produces a 2.5–4.0 mil profile on steel.

Garnet Abrasive Blasting

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