Alluvial Garnet Abrasives Designed for Versatile, Reliable Cutting; High-Quality Results in Grades for Waterjet Cutting, Surface Prep

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., July 18, 2018 — BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has branded as ALLTEK its line of high-performance alluvial garnet abrasives for the waterjet cutting and surface preparation markets.

ALLTEK waterjet and blasting abrasives provide excellent performance, surface quality, and value. The ALLTEK line includes the HPA brand and is made from top-quality alluvial garnet globally sourced and processed to BARTON’s industry-leading standards.

The ALLTEK brand of best-in-class alluvial garnet abrasives is part of BARTON’s comprehensive, three-tiered line of waterjet cutting and blasting media. ALLTEK joins BARTON’s flagship ADIRONDACK garnet abrasives and the economical, domestically sourced ECOTEK waterjet abrasives introduced earlier in the year. Well-suited to a broad spectrum of applications, BARTON ADIRONDACK, ALLTEK, and ECOTEK abrasives deliver consistent cutting performance and value.

“ALLTEK is a versatile alluvial garnet abrasive ideal for jobs that do not require the ultra-high performance of our exclusive ADIRONDACK garnet,” Barton International President R. Randolph Rapple said. “This line of garnet abrasives combines excellent blasting and abrasive waterjet cutting performance with outstanding economy.”

Delivering exceptional durability, ALLTEK furnishes all the advantages of garnet abrasives — optimized by BARTON’s 140 years of process technology expertise and backed by BARTON’s 100 Percent Quality Guarantee.

ALLTEK is available in two HPA grades for waterjet cutting:
• 60 HPA — When cutting speed is of primary importance, this aggressive garnet abrasive is a cut above.
• 80 HPA — The versatile workhorse of waterjet abrasives; provides good edge quality and solid cutting performance. May be used in virtually any precision waterjet operation.

ALLTEK is also available in two grades for blasting applications:
• 30/60 PLUS — A workhorse grade used for new steel and maintenance work on coatings up to 20 mils. Typically produces a 2.5-3.5 mil profile on steel.
• 80 HPA — Ideal for steel, aluminum, and other sensitive substrates. The preferred abrasive for most vapor-blasting applications. Typically produces a 1.8-2.5 mil profile on steel.