| Sponge Blasting System is
an innovative commercial and industrial blasting technology.
dry, low dust process requires minimal containment, reduces downtime
and offers a wide range of surface profiles. Reusable Sponge
contain different sizes and grades of abrasives (or none) for use
on surfaces ranging from the toughest to the most sensitive.
Sponge-Jet system offers fast, dry, clean, safe and flexible industrial
surface preparation at a total job cost often lower than traditional
Sponge Media is an open-celled, water based polyurethane impregnated
with abrasives. As a result it has several inherent cost, time
money saving benefits. The pliant nature of Sponge Media allows
its particles to flatten on impact exposing the abrasive. After
leaving the surface, the media constricts pulling and encapsulating
what would normally have become airborne contaminants. Sponge-Jet
refers to this bundle of value-added qualities as MICROCONTAINMENT.
Sponge-Jet's Sponge Blasting System consists of the Sponge-Jet
Media Feed Units, Sponge-Jet Media Classifiers and a variety of
different Sponge-Jet Sponge Media designed to offer a dry, low
dust, low rebound, reusable abrasive or non-abrasive surface preparation
Sponge-Jet Feed Units deliver
Sponge Media to the surface. The design of each Feed Unit
meets the specific flow characteristics of Sponge Media. An
actuator inside the blast pot stirs the Sponge Media to keep
it flowing, while an auger at the base of the unit controls
the amount of media fed into the air stream. A pneumatic control
panel provides precise adjustment of blast pressure and media
Sponge-Jet Media Classifiers handle
recycling chores. Blasted media is collected and processed through
either an electrically or pneumatically powered sifter, which separates
Sponge Media into three categories: oversized debris, reusable media,
and fines (consisting of spent media and dust). Typically, between
60% and 90% of Sponge Media is reusable after each blast cycle.
The heart of the Sponge-Jet System is our patented Sponge Media.
Sponge Media is an open-cell, water reacted polyurethane sponge
to which abrasives are chemically bonded during the production process.
Each type of Sponge Media has different characteristics and blasting
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Red Sponge: Heaviest hitter for
the toughest coatings. Red Sponge Media is the powerhouse
of the Sponge Media line-up. Made with steel grit, Red Media
is the choice for surface preparation on deteriorated surfaces
and for removing elastomeric or other extremely thick coating
systems - while suppressing airborne dust. When a deep profile
is required, Red Media is capable of producing a 4+ mil profile
on steel. Best for heavy industrial coatings removal from
and tank lining removal from petrochemical storage tanks and
Silver Sponge: Fast & aggressive
for tough industrial coatings. Fast cutting and aggressive,
Sponge-Jet Silver Sponge Media with aluminum oxide is the
best choice for tough industrial and coating removal projects.
Capable of producing a 3+ mil profile on steel, Silver Sponge
Media allows you to clean, remove paint, and profile steel
in one dry, low dust step. Low rebound means you can blast
in close proximity to operating machinery and reduce shutdown
time. Silver Sponge Media is suited for coating removal and
surface preparation in the petrochemical, pulp and paper,
power generation, marine manufacturing, military and offshore
Brown Sponge: Effective for light
coatings and for brush blasting. For light coatings removal
or to leave minor surface profiling, Sponge-Jet Brown Sponge
Media with Dupont Starblast is the right choice. It makes
quick work of light rust, cracked or peeling paint and light
industrial coatings - leaving up to a 2 mil profile on steel.
Brown Sponge Media is also a good choice for coatings removal
and surface preparation on ferrous-sensitive substrates, softer
metals and alloys where a controlled surface etch is required.
Brown Sponge Media is excellent for brush blasting applications
- especially where dust suppression is important.
White Sponge: The best choice
for tough coatings on sensitive surfaces. Sponge-Jet White
Sponge Media, with plastic chip abrasive, is designed for
coatings removal from sensitive substrates. White Media can
remove tough coatings from tile, composites, fiberglass and
many other exotic or sensitive substrates without the surface
damage, dust, slurry or waste of other methods. White Sponge
Media is an excellent choice for graffiti removal, used in
aerospace, military and historic restoration applications,
it can perform a surprising amount of work.
Green Sponge: The flexible cleaner
for tough industrial jobs. Mildly abrasive Green Sponge Media
is best at cleaning grease and oil from high value machinery
and removing smoke and soot damage from brick, concrete and
other hard substrates. Green Media is well suited for cleaning
tasks where nooks, crannies, hoses or fittings make hand cleaning
difficult or impossible. Residue from manufacturing processes
can be removed while protecting the safety of your workers
and equipment. With production rates up to 10 square feet
per minute, Green Sponge Media significantly cut labor costs
for many cleaning tasks.
For further information about
the Sponge-Jet Blasting System or for an actual demonstration
of this amazing technology, contact Norton Sandblasting Equipment.
Norton Sandblasting Equipment provides a full range of parts
and service, as well as sales and rentals, for all Sponge-Jet