Wisechannel Iron Sand and Ceramic-iron Sand, compared to glass bead, carborundum and ceramic sand, is the best choice for 5000, 6000 and 7000 series aluminum alloy sandblasting (the highest can be applied to 7075 T6 perfectly)

Sand Material Wearing Rates and Means Loss Surface Characteristics of sand blast Waste treatment Size of dust and its effect
WiseChannel
Iron Sand
Slow; layer-on-layer Very Low The particle shape will not change dramatically during use; the
surface of the products can maintain clear and smooth with great third dimension; sand can maintain great consistency with noscattered spots; strong sand texture, chemical-resistant
Smelted again after recycling, environmental-friendly Small dust, the environment of
workshop is good.
Glass Beads Fast; crushing 10-12 times greater
than Wisechannel
iron sand
Particle shape change dramatically due to the crushing method
which also causes poor consistency, poor resistance against
chemicals.
Unrecyclable, be harmful to the environment Great dust with extremely high requirement of dust removal system, the environment of workshop is not good.
Emery Fast; crushing 8-10 times greater
than Wisechannel
iron sand
Particle shape change dramatically due to the crushing method
which also causes poor consistency and poor resistance
against chemicals.
Unrecyclable, be harmful to the environment Great dust with extremely high requirement of dust removal system, the environment of workshop is not good.
Ceramic Sand Wear-resistance; light specific
gravity; easy to be collected
by dust removal system
3 times greater than Wisechannel TB170 Fine particles are subjected to be sucked away; coarseness
will increase highly dynamically; no obvious changes to the
particle shape; good consistency of the surface of sand blast.
Recyclable Dust greater than that of
Wisechannel Tb170.
The aforementioned sands can be used to blast magnalium, but better results can be expected from TB170 or Wisechannel Iron Sand due to: low costs, great texture, good consistency of workpiece, small dust, recyclable, and environmentally-friendly. Wisechannel Iron Sand is a perfect substitute for glass beads and Emery. TB170 can substitute ceramic sand B170 perfectly; clients can expect more than 80% of cost reduction of sand material.