General Application

Garnet is an environmentally-friendly, reusable mineral that’s quickly replacing slag, grit, shot, and sand for wet or dry sandblasting. This natural almandine is known for its hardness and uniformity.

  • Physical and chemical uniformity
  • Can be reused up to 10 times, depending on app
  • Stonewashes denim without damaging fabric
  • Safer for operators than blast abrasives that contain high carcinogen levels
  • Safer near bodies of water or in confined spaces
  • Superior coating prep and adhesion
  • Low dust and friability
  • No to low substrate grit transfer
  • Cost effective and long lasting


Mohs Hardness: 7-8
Blasting Grade
30/60 (250-600 microns)
Waterjet Cutting Grade
W120 (125-300 microns)
30/60 (250-600 microns)
Powder Coating
Generally below 250 microns (60 mesh US)
Aluminium Polishing
30/60 (250-600 microns)


General Information

Garnet offers superior performance in the following applications, among others:

  • Sand blasting
  • Oil and petroleum industry maintenance
  • Shipbuilding and repair
  • Bridges, rail tanks, new construction
  • Denim blasting
  • Powder coating
  • Aircraft manufacturing/maintenance and hangar maintenance
  • Aluminium polishing
  • Coating prep
  • Hydroblast cleaning
  • Industrial painting
  • Rust removal
  • Tanks
  • Waterjet cutting

Data Sheets

Garnet- Blasting, waterjet cutting, powder coating

Garnet- Water filtration                          

Garnet – Solvent Extraction                          


Choose the packaging and shipping arrangement that best suits your needs, from small packaging to bulk bags or custom sizes made just for you. We can accommodate virtually any size, from one metric ton to thousands.


We maintain competitive pricing in an effort to win and retain your business for as long as you need us. Our goal is to meet the needs of every customer, including those with special requests and demanding production schedules.

A 15-day general turnaround for manufacturing allows us to get your compounds to you as quickly as possible, so you can keep up with the demands of your business. Contact us to get in touch with a distributor in your area if you don’t have time to wait for materials.

We currently ship to 44 countries across the world and we’re happy to ship to yours, too. The dependable and professional logistics channels we have in place make it easy to offer great pricing and service regardless of your location.

African Pegmatite

With 48 years as professionals in mining and manufacturing, we have the insight, network, and experience to offer you the very best in quality, service, and efficiency. We’ve been accredited by the ISO 9001 since 2002 and have most recently met the 2015 standard.

We aim to provide the very best materials available to our customers, and become your one-stop shop for colourants, minerals, compounds, and more.

If you’d like to become a distributor of African Pegmatite products, get in touch with us and we’ll customise an arrangement with you.