Garnet is a natural mineral abrasive used in a variety of blasting applications and for waterjet cutting. It has an angular-shaped grain and high bulk density which makes it a very aggressive abrasive with relatively low dust. Garnet has the cutting ability to reach the substrate, removing corrosion or coatings. It can achieve mil profile finishes for most coating applications.

​Garnet is ideal for use on ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Other types of media may present cross-contamination concerns on aluminum and stainless steel.


  • Waterjet cutting
  • Profiling
  • Cleaning
  • Paint, corrosion, rust and scale removal

Physical Characteristics:

  • Angular shape
  • Hard abrasives, approx. 7 – 8 Mohs hardness
  • High bulk density ranging from 140 – 150 lbs. per cubic foot
  • Environmentally inert
  • Contains no beryllium or heavy metals