Sil Glass Bead

Documentation:

Sil Industrial Minerals Glass Beads are formulated of chemically inert soda-lime glass to produce a metallurgically clean surface for parts and equipment.  The benefit is a glass bead that rates higher on the MOHS hardness scale and lasts longer.

Available In:

GBD3 GBD9
GBD4 GBD10
GBD5 GBD11
GBD6 GBD12
GBD7 GBD13
GBD8

• 20kg (44lb) bags, 40 bags/pallet

Uses:

  • Cleaning: Impact from the beads removes foreign substances from the base surface without dimensional change leaving a metallurgically clean surface.
  • Finishing: A finer, smoother non-glare finish is achieved with small beads, while larger beads produce a more textured finish. Blend away surface defects.  Improves the corrosion resistance of the finished surface.
  • Deburring: Remove burrs, feathered edges and nicks from tools, equipment and parts.  No base metal is removed from the surface.
  • Peening: Create a uniform surface layer of compressive stress, which acts to combat stress cracks and corrosion. No metallic contamination on the workpiece

Properties:

  • Colour: Clear
  • Grain Shape: Spherical
  • Hardness, Mohs: 5
  • Bulk Density: 156 lb/ft³
  • Specific Gravity: 2.45-2.50
  • Compressive Strength: 36,000 psi (avg.)