The BARTON commitment to quality is seen in everything we do. Our strict QC protocol guarantees that your abrasive will perform precisely as expected, day in and day out. BARTON follows a rigorous, four-step, quality control process across all BARTON products that eliminates the kind of factors that compromise the quality and performance of the garnet, factors such as:
BARTON garnet sand is regularly tested by independent third-party laboratories for the presence of heavy metals, silica, and respirable quartz. Our garnet has been consistently verified to contain no heavy metals and less than 0.1% respirable silica, both of which are important for operator health and safety in blasting and waterjet cutting operations. In addition, we conduct in-house, real-use air monitoring to ensure quality is maintained in all our production facilities.
Our production team performs stringent batch testing on every lot of garnet produced to ensure consistent quality. Plus, we retain 12 months of product samples enabling us to readily access production data for each bag of garnet we sell. Our QC process even extends to our equipment, with daily inspections conducted at all of our sites. We are proud to report that over the past 5 years less than 0.02% of all products sold has had a product quality issue.