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Know why
Blastex® is
perfect for
shot cleaning.

Surface cleaning
Shot Cleaning

Surfaces which are blasted with round or angular abrasives are cleaned and prepared for downstream coating processes. Descaling and deburring of cast or forged components, descaling of and rust removal from steel profiles or the removal of old paint and other coatings are just a few typical examples. Especially when angular abrasives are chosen, shot cleaning alters specific properties of the surfaces. It can be used to roughen brake pad mounts, for instance, create a positive fit with brake pads or roughen surfaces in prepara- tion for a subsequently applied metallic coating, e.g. prior to galvanising.
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Roughening is used to create positive fits, e.g. for brake pad mountings, and to improve adhesion. The slight roughening of surfaces to improve adhesion for subsequent coatings is known as sweeping. Matting roughens, for example, rolling mill rolls in a defined manner. Metallic workpieces also undergo roughening as preparation for chrome or nickel coatings.


The purpose of deburring is to remove casting burrs and to eliminate or round off cut edges. Typical applications are the deburring of cast parts made of steel or non-ferrous metal as well as machined workpieces such as turned and milled, laser-cut, plasma-cut and flame cut parts.

Rust removal

Rust removal is used to recondition or repair surfaces for a subsequent new coating.


Decoating is often also called cleaning and is a very important and multifaceted process. Typical decoating applications are the removal of old paint on existing components and structures, such as buildings and bridges, for the purpose of preparation and repair and subsequent recoating, and for inspection and revision. Oil and grease residues can be removed, e.g. from vehicle parts, and moulds for metal die-casting and injection moulding as well as for glass can be cleaned. Welding slag and other welding residues can also be removed.


Descaling is used to remove scale that occurs after heat treatment, forging, pressing or rolling. Examples of blasting products are any hot rolled products such as sheet, wire and bar steel as well as forged products.

Smoothing, Polishing

This blasting application is used to remove marks caused by the machining of workpieces. Matt functional surfaces of tools can also be polished.

Suitable abrasives:

Matting is the process of optically refining surfaces by using fine, angular blasting media. It is a special form of rough blasting, whereby a much finer blasting medium is used. Matt-blasting gives surfaces a homogeneous, matt finish.


Fettling or casting fettling is a special application used in the foundry industry. It involves the removal of molding sand and casting residues from workpieces made of grey cast iron, cast steel as well as aluminum cast in sand.


During blast cleaning the blasting material is freed from adhering foreign layers such as scale, rust, paint, etc. It is the generic term for the blasting processes described on this page such as derusting, decoating, descaling or cleaning.


Structure blasting generates defined surface roughness. In addition to the processing of precision and injection molding tools, this process is also used in the jewelry industry to achieve a special surface finish.


Sweeping is used to roughen blasting material and make surfaces more adherent for a subsequent coating, such as paint.

Other applications

  • Ballast
  • Loading and backfilling
  • Radiation protection
  • Wear protection

Suitable abrasives:

Our products




Blastex® CS
Steel cut wire shot

Blastex® ST
Stainless steel cut wire shot

Blastex® AL
Aluminium cut wire shot

Blastex® ZN
Zinc cut wire shot

Blastex® CP
Copper cut wire shot

Blastex® BS
Brass cut wire shot

Blastex® BZ
Bronze cut wire shot

Know why Blastex® is perfect for Shot Cleaning

Know why blastex® is perfect for shot cleaning. deburring, desanding, descaling, cleaning: all the most impor- tant aftertreatment activities on cast or forged components are normally carried out using the proven shot-blasting wheel process. blastex® by krampeharex® offers ideal material prop- erties for this purpose and is available in all relevant materials. High-quality basic material is used by krampeharex® to obtain first-class abrasives with a precise geometry, prevent- ing subsequent surface irregularities and ensuring excellent blasting results.



Cast abrasives

Steel Shot LC – KOTAR
LC cast steel

Steel Shot HC
HC cast steel

Steel Grit
Cast steel

Stainless Steel Shot
Cast stainless steel

Stainless Steel Grit
Cast chrome steel

Chilled Iron Shot
Chilled iron

Chilled Iron Grit
Chilled iron

The all-rounders among the abrasives.

Suitable for a wide range of applications, cast iron abrasives offer cost-effective solutions. Whether round or angular, low or high-carbon, at KrampeHarex you will find the right tool for your needs. By using high-quality scrap grades, we guarantee top quality for the best blasting results.



Non-metallic abrasives

Ceramic Beads
Ceramic beads

Glass Beads
Glass beads

Glass Granulate
Glass granulate

Fused Alumina
Fused alumina

Synthetic Abrasive
Synthetic abrasive

Hardening, shaping roughening, cleaning:

If particularly gentle processing of your component is required, the non-metallic blasting agents from KrampeHarex are used. You will find the optimum solution for your specific needs, whether aerospace or medical technology, in our selection of iron-free blasting media.

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