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Patriot Blast Elite Copper Slag / Iron Silicate is an aggressive abrasive frequently used in new steel and steel maintenance applications. Copper Slag / Iron Silicate meets SSPC AB-1 and TCLP testing requirements. The higher bulk density and angular particle shape which characterizes Elite produces an aggressiveness that provides clean, fast-cutting action and consequently increased production rates. Elite is ideal for the blasting required for industrial projects including structures  such as storage tanks, water towers, bridges, ships, structural & plate steel, offshore platforms, and oil field maintenance.  It is the product of choice in the Gulf and southwestern regions of the US and has quickly gained popularity in the North- eastern regions as well. Learn more about Copper Slag / Iron Silicate abrasives in the Learning Center.

Physical Characteristics

Shape: Angular to Sub-Angular

Hardness: 6.0-7.0

Mohs Bulk Density: 100-140 lbs./cu. ft.

Specific Gravity: 3.4 g/cc

Free Silica: less than 1.0%

Moisture Content: less than .5%

Available Sizes & Densities


Available in 60 lb bags and 1.5 and 2 ton Jumbo Sacks

Medium-1240 Elite 

Typical Profile: 2.0-4.0 mils

Used for general purpose applications. Removal of mill scale, rust and paint stripping on structural steel, ships, bridges.

Fine - 2040 Elite 

Typical Profile: 1.5-3.0 mils

Used for light paint and rust removal and new construction application. Removal of light mill scale, light rust and light paint stripping on new structural steel, bridges, frames and trucks.

X-fine - 3060 Elite 

Typical Profile: 1.0-2.0 mils Used for cleaning of surfaces of light paint and rust removal application to create a smooth finish. Cleaning of light mill scale, light rust and light paint stripping.

Superfine - 4080 Elite 

Typical Profile: 0.5-1.5 mils

Used for more delicate general cleaning of surfaces to create a smooth finish. Automotive, fiberglass, great soda blast alternative.

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