Glass Bead Blasting


Abrasive or Media Blasting are the general terms used to describe the process of using high-pressure air to propel an abrasive material at a part that is in need of some type of bead-blasting surface conditioning. Using a gun that has a ceramic lined barrel to prolong its life span, the operator directs the stream of air and abrasive at the target in much the same way as in a spray painting process. Often glass bead blasting is generically referred to as sandblasting regardless of the abrasive media used.

Uses and benefits of abrasive blasting:

  • Creating a satin finish Blasting evens out small imperfections and creates a uniform look to the surface of a part.
  • Part deburring The process removes light burrs and sharp edges from a part without affecting it dimensionally. Areas that need to be excluded from the process are easily covered with masking tape.
  • Cleaning and surface preparation Corrosion and other contaminants are easily removed from the surface of a part in many cases restoring it to like new condition.
  • Peening The blasting process creates a thin uniform layer of compressed stress in the part which helps to guard against stress cracks and the formation of corrosion. As a result, the useful lifespan of the part may be increased.


Utilizing the glass beads blasting process for our abrasive medium, Jantz Canada provides a superior finish on stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. Because mild steel is never introduced into our blasting facility, sanitary guidelines can be met for our food-based clientele. With a booth size of 20’ x 20’ x 10’ high, we can accommodate most large assemblies. Our regular blast media is BT-7 glass oxide which provides an optimal balance between surface finish and cost-effectiveness.

  • Booth Size: 20’ x 20’ x 10’ high
  • Media Specifications: BT-7 Glass oxide beads, 250-177 Micron, 60-80 US Mesh



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