Corn cob media has many uses in the manufacturing and finishing industries. It is often used for drying and light polishing of parts in vibratory processes. As a blasting abrasive it is effective at stripping surfaces. It is an environmentally friendly, biodegradable, compostable, and long-lasting media. It is also renewable and reclaimable.


  • Drying wet parts in vibratory, tumbling, and mass finishing applications
  • Use as an absorbent for drying or degreasing
  • Polishing, or light deburring, of parts like ball bearings, pipe fittings, springs, golf club heads, etc.
  • Stripping of wood, aluminum, fiberglass, buildings, boats, and log cabins in blasting processes
  • All-natural ingredient in cosmetics and soaps
  • Cleaning of delicate surfaces like brass, brick, stone, and wood

Physical Characteristics:

  • Angular or block shape
  • Hardness – approx. 4.5 Mohs
  • Low bulk density – 20-30 lbs. per cubic foot