Headquartered in Newington, USA, Sponge-Jet is the world’s leading manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related high-production equipment. The Sponge-jet process is recognized and used in oil and gas, shipbuilding, historic preservation, power and nuclear industries as well as many other industries for surface preparation and maintenance activities. This technology is capable of attaining all recognized standards of surface cleanliness for abrasive blasting and can produce surface profiles of 150 microns. It is widely used on alloys, concrete and composite materials. It is also a documented surface preparation solution authorized for use in many of the world’s armed services.
The Sponge-Jet process
Sponge Media: Sponge-Jet has engineered a line of composite abrasives, incorporating the best abrasives or micro-abrasive particles within high-performance synthetic sponge. The diverse range of recyclable composites provide superior results for aggressive profiling and abrading or delicate cleaning on highly sensitive substrates. The synthetic sponge captures up to 95% of the contaminants, reducing fugitive emissions through its MicroContainment™ feature. Sponge media’s can be recycled up to 10 times.
Portable Feed Units: Portable Sponge-Jet Feed Unit™ – designed to offer maximum range of capabilities and features to accommodate every application. From standard, value-based units to feature rich, high-performance systems to units designed specifically for use in extreme environments. Feed Units propel Sponge Media™ abrasives to the surface. A centralized panel provides adjustment of blast pressure and media rate allowing for precise control.
Portable Recyclers: Sponge-Jet™ Recyclers are used to separate dust, broken down paint and other materials from reusable Sponge Media™ abrasives as part of the recycling process. They are designed to offer the maximum range of capabilities, size and flexibility of power source. Larger units have higher throughput capacity and remove a greater percentage of fine contaminants than smaller units. Recyclers are available both electric and pneumatic.