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    Staurolite is a general-purpose mined mineral abrasive used to remove thin coatings, rust, and mill scale. Its sub-angular shape is ideal for applications where a minimal surface profile is required. Staurolite is excellent for achieving a near white finish and is commonly used for new steel applications; including storage tank & tower construction, structural & plate steel blasting, and steel fabrication.

    Common Uses:

    • Manufacturing/Maintenance, bridges, blast rooms
    • Pipelines, oil refineries, rail yards, ship yards
    • Storage tanks, water towers, blast yards

    Physical Characteristics

    Shape: Subangular
    Hardness: 7 Mohs
    Bulk Density: 136 lbs./cu.ft.
    Specific Gravity: 3.6-3.85 g/cc
    Free Silica: Less than 1% to 3%
    Type: Mined Mineral
    Recyclability: Medium
    Surface Etching: Varies

    Packaging Options

    Bulk Trucks: Available
    Drums: 4000 lbs.
    Bags: 50 lbs.

    Recommended Blasting Conditions

    Nozzle Pressure: 100–110 psi
    Working Distance from Surface: 18–36 inches

    Inhaling dusts from abrasive blasting may result in serious injury, disease, or death.
    According to OSHA, only a Type CE NIOSH-certified blasting airline respirator with positive pressure blasting helmet should be used for abrasive blasting.

    OSHA® Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from the Hazards of Abrasive Blasting Materials