What is the difference between Sandblasting and Sponge Blasting?
Sandblasting and “sponge” blasting fall into the “abrasive blasting” category albeit with different applications.
Sponge blasting makes use of a line of material that are micro abrasive, with a high-performance synthetic sponge like material that is designed to prevent damage to the material being cleaned.
Sponge blasting also collects most of what is thrown up by the blasting exercise – useful when thinking of all the potentially dangerous emissions that can result from the cleaning of certain types of materials and/or in certain types of environments.
When you are looking to clean highly sensitive or delicate materials (yet still in need of aggressive cleaning) then Sponge blasting is a very effective and reliable solution.
Sandblasting, on the other hand, is the more “direct” or “blunt” version of the two.
According to an official definition, courtesy of Wikipedia, “sandblasting, is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants. A pressurised fluid, typically compressed air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the blasting material (often called the media).”
In short – when you are not dealing with materials that are “that sensitive” to require Sponge blasting, you will use sandblasting to get the job done.
Neither activity is advisable without a professional service provider.
SA Corrosion Control offers a wide range of products and services with in-depth specialisation in Sandblasting, Dust-free Sponge Blasting and corrosion control.
A 100 percent Black women owned company, SA Corrosion Control operates out of Cape Town and Middelburg, Mpumalanga – and is certified in accordance with stringent quality management systems such as ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, ISO 18001: 2007.
The company strives to always employ highly qualified and experienced personnel to assure the best quality, service and expertise at all times.