1.1 Glass Beads
SyncoLite Glass Beads are an established blasting media for air assisted blasting applications using pressure, induction suction and wet blasting principles and is used for cleaning, conditioning or peening metallic surfaces. SyncoLiteÃÂ¢Ã¢â¬Å¾ÃÂ¢ is manufactured from high-grade crushed and sized glass cullet, which is melted to a spherical shape and annealed for uniform and controlled internal stresses and superior fracture resistance.
These transparent spheres which are non abrasive in nature function without any damage to or dimensional change in the surface of the object embedment, contamination or pick-up. Critically tolerance objects, dies, moulds, component etc. can be cleaned, deburred, textured without removing any base metal, ensuring the sanctity of the critical tolerances due to the intrinsic quality of Syncolite glass beads.
1.2 Aluminium Oxide Grits
Syncolox is an angular sharp edged, durable impact blasting abrasive, which can be recycled many times. It is the most suitably
used abrasive process media for sand blast finishing and surface preparation in view of its cost, longevity and hardness matrix.
Harder than most commonly used blasting media, Syncolox grit powder is capable of penetrating and cutting even the hardest
metals and sintered carbide. Being about 50% lighter than metallic media, Syncolox abrasive grain has twice as many particles
per kg. The fast-cutting action minimizes damage to thin materials by eliminating surface stresses caused by heavier, slower
Syncolox grit powder has a wide variety of applications, which includes cleaning engine heads, valves, pistons and turbine
blades in the aircraft industry and lettering in monument and marker inscriptions. It is almost ubiquitously used for matte
finishing, cleaning and desired surface roughening of parts for metalizing, plating and welding. Syncolox abrasive grain is the
best choice for an abrasive sand blasting and polishing process media also for preparing of surface for painting.
Types of Aluminium Oxide (1) White (2) Brown (3) Pink (4) Virgin (5) Commercial
1.3 Syncogrit Chilled Iron Grit/ Shots:
Syncogrit is a sharp, hard, angular, metallic impact abrasive media ideally suited for extremely fast impact blast cleaning of steel and iron objects. Its friability makes it break down during recycling to form smaller particles, inheriting the same sharp, angular properties and shape as the original particles.
This unique feature of Syncogrit results in faster cleaning rates and high productivity. As the particle shape is constantly maintained the abrasive is highly suitable when repeatable, consistent surface profile and finish is desired. Syncogrit is ideally suited for compressed air blasting application especially when is high production rate is required. It can be appropriately used in SYNCO compressed air dry blasting machines working on pressure induction-suction, and pressure vacuum blasting principles.
1.4 Synco Casted Steel Shots:
This type of abrasive is a globular product, made of hypereutectoid steel. It corresponds with the international standards and undergoes a fully controlled thermal treatment in the conditions of achieving the optimal resilience and fatigue capacity of the metal. Steel shot is used to achieve the bulk and the maximum kick effect and is mostly applied for shot-casting and shot-blasting of castings, forgings and rolled products, for surface hardening of the machine building parts, for rolls'ragging and for other technological purposes
Casted Steel Grits
Blasting with Syncgrit is ideal for aggressive cleaning applications. Syncgrit quickly strips surface contaminants of almost all
kinds from steel and other foundry metals. Syncgrit is softer than Aluminium oxide and does not fracture as easily, making it
ideal for applications requiring lesser cutting action, quick cleaning and economy such as aircraft and aero-space applications.
The angular nature of Syncgrit produces an etched surface on metal for superior adhesion of paint, epoxy, enamel, rubber and
other coatings. Syncgrit when formulated as a softer (40-50 HRC) metal will round off rapidly, making it ideal for quick stripping
of oxides and cleaning of molds. Harder Syncgrit (55-65 HRC) maintains its angular nature resulting in continuous cutting
1.5 Plastic Grit :
Syncplasticgrit media is utilised in where a controlled, gentle and non abrading action damage or etching of the underlying
substrate is required. SyncplasticgritÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s low hardness and specific gravity makes it ideally suited in the most sensitive of
applications. Syncplasticgrit can be used in both dry and wet compressed air assisted blasting equipment and is effective at
very low blasting pressures, ensuring no damage to the component being blasted, Syncplasticgrit is pre treated with an anti
static agent to prevent adhesion to the component when used in dry compressed air assisted blasting process to avoid
wastage. Syncplasticgrit high durability and irregular particle shape ensures maximum productivity and abrasive life when
utilised in equipment having recycling and reclassification facilities. Syncplasticgrit is highly suited for flash removal from discreet
computer components, paint removal or cleaning of soft or easily damageable substrates such as aluminium, silver, copper,
gold, composites, fiber glass, wood etc as also for the removal of residues from moulds without any dimensional change or
adversely affecting the underlying surface.
1.6 Copper Slag:
Syncoslag is a low cost expendable media suited for impact blast cleaning in open, due to its low cost and silica free nature
ensuring no health hazard linked to the use of silica sand. Its sharp, hard cutting edges ensure a fast cleaning action and
excellent surface profile preparation. It is one of the most economical abrasives media available for cleaning steel surfaces
where recovery and reuse are not practical like in case of shapes during maintenance, tank forms, pipe lines and other large
1.7 Garnets :
Syncgar is derived from mined Almandine mineral deposits which is the heaviest and hardest of the all garnet types, resulting in an ideal abrasive grain for blasting applications. Syncgar has sub-angular shape leading to extremely fast cutting rates resulting in lower abrasive consumption. The high specific gravity of Syncgar, and its low breakdown rate, results in significantly reduced dust levels, ensuring good operator visibility and lesser risk to personnel or environmental contamination in surrounding areas when compared with other expendable minerallic abrasive media. The low consumption rate and recyclability up to 5 times reduces the volume of waste for disposal. Being a naturally occurring mineral it is non polluting to the environment. Syncgar can be used for preparation of steel and non ferrous metal surfaces prior to coating, as cutting media for water jet cutting machines, engraving of stone and glass, cleaning of concrete and brickwork, cleaning of components in contamination sensitive areas, and bonded and coated abrasives.
1.8 Ceramic Beads : Ziconia /Zir Shots:
SYnczir beads are generally used for surface cleaning of rubber and plastic moulds, castings, boiler and heat exchanger parts. It is also used for the peening and peen forming of components, particularly in the aerospace industry. SYnczir when used for peening are superior to traditional peening media, like steel shot and glass beads. As it can achieve similar peening intensities with a lower surface roughness. SYnczir can be used in peening applications place of steel shots where ferrous contamination is not acceptable.
The higher density of ceramic beads ensures peening intensities equal to those obtainable with glass beads at a reduced abrasive velocity. Synczir thus have a far less abrasive breakdown and dust generation which in turn results in cleaner working environment and better operator visibility. Synczir narrow particle size distribution coupled with low breakdown rates up to 15:1 on compared to glass beads enables repeatable, consistent result to be achieved, a critical consideration when selecting a media for peening application. Typical application includes mould cleaning, deburring delicate items, peening and stress relieving, deburring plastic components and paint removal.
1.9 Cut Wire Shots :
Syncut is a popular alternative to cast steel abrasives, and finds specific applications where cast materials do not offer adequate performance. This is specifically so for peening applications where a higher level of abrasive hardness and uniformity of size is desirable or when components to be peened have a high level of inherent hardness. In order to achieve repeatable peening results, the ideal peening media should contain particles of identical size, shape, hardness and density. Syncut being manufactured from wire strand, cut to lengths equal to its diameter virtually identical particles in size, shape, hardness and density and thus a media ideally suited for peening purposes.
Syncut Carbon Steel and Cut Wire Stainless Steel are supplied in 3 forms depending on the requirements of the application. 1. As Cut (cylindrical with sharp edges), 2. Partially Conditioned (corners rounded off) and 3. Fully Conditioned (spherical). Syncut in Stainless Steel work hardens the more it is used, resulting in to an extremely long abrasive life span. The almost uniform size range of the Syncut particles ensures consistent and repeatable results are achieved when used for surface finishing and treatment of metallic materials.
1.10 Synconox : Stainless Steel High Chrome/Nickle Shot :
Stainless Steel Shot is one of the longest lasting most durable abrasives available. Produced from 300 Series Cast Stainless
Steel, Stainless Steel Shots provide repeatable, consistent performance for thousands of cycles, a critical factor when used for
shot peening purposes. Because of continuous impacting during use, Synconox Shots work hardens itself, its internal structure
changes from austenitic to martensite. This transformation enables Synconox Shots to withstand up to 5000 impacts. As
produced, Synconox Shots has a hardness of approx. 220 HV. with continuous use, the hardness will increase to approx. 530
HV after 2000 cycles. Due to its exceptionally low break down rate, virtually no dust is produced from the abrasive itself. The
non-brittle nature and high density of Synconox Shots, results in high impact energies to the work piece, and faster cleaning
rates. Synconox Shots are used for applications where residue on the blasted component is undesirable and/or when a very
bright surface finish is required. It will leave no ferrous residue or staining on the work piece. Synconox Shots is widely used on
magnesium, aluminium, nickel and chromium based alloy components and other non-ferrous parts.
1.11 Zinc Cut Wire Shots :
SyncZinc Shot is a soft metallic shot, used with preference in the die-casting and gravity casting industries for deburring and deflashing of aluminium and zinc alloy castings. SyncZinc Shot is an ideal abrasive for blasting corrosion resistant steels and non-ferrous products, as the risk of ferrous contamination to the surface is not acceptable. SyncZinc Shot is manufactured from virtually pure zinc. This enables it to be used in applications where there is a high risk of explosion if an aluminium shot were to be used. This risk is typically manifested when deflashing aluminium components with aluminium shot. The dust generated can lead to an explosive atmosphere as the Aluminium shots are about 10 times more explosive than Zinc Shot, therefore the use of Zinc Shot greatly reduces the risk of explosion. Also, SyncZinc Shot is about 2.5 times denser than aluminium shot making it a far superior media for deflashing or deburring of components that would ordinarily not be deflashed or deburred adequately with aluminium shot. Its high density enables it to remove burrs up to 40% in size of the shot`s diameter. Zinc Shot removes burrs 0.5mm thick, whilst an equivalently sized aluminium shot will remove a burr only 0.3mm thick.