Hornet Abrasive™

Mohawk Garnet’s Abrasive

Hornet Abrasive™ is a natural, chemically inert mineral blend, which fractures into angular, sharp, irregular pieces when under stress. The chemical composition of Hornet Abrasive™ varies, resulting in a range of hardness between 6.0 and 8.5 on the Mohs scale, where diamonds, the hardest known natural material, are a 10.

The irregular shape and hardness of Hornet Abrasive™ makes it an optimum product for use in the abrasives industry. Hornet Abrasive™ can be used for abrasive blasting, vapor or wet blasting and water filtration.

Other abrasive blasting materials, such as nickel, copper and coal slag, present health and environmental issues, as they are harmful to humans, animals, plants and trees. The use of sand for abrasive blasting has declined significantly in recent years due to the risk of silicosis, which is a form of occupational lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust.

The cost of using garnet in abrasive blasting and water jet cutting has become increasingly expensive. As well, the high chloride content of alluvial garnet is becoming a significant concern. Hornet Abrasive™ is an economical alternative to garnet that produces similar results at reduced costs.

Hornet Abrasive™, which is a natural and inert mineral blend, is a safe alternative to sand, slag and other abrasives. It is also heavy and durable which makes it more productive and efficient than other abrasive products.


Our Hornet Abrasives™

Our line of Hornet Abrasive™ includes a wide range of mesh sizes that can be used in air blasting, vapor or wet blasting and water filtration.

  • 12/24
  • 36
  • 30/40
  • 30/60
  • 80

Benefits of Hornet Abrasive™

  • Economical
  • Safe
  • High productivity
  • Clean, washed and uniform size
  • Low chloride content
  • Low dust, resulting in improved operator visibility
  • Controlled even-blast profile, thereby reducing the number of required coatings
  • Low consumption
  • Non-ferrous

Safety Data Sheet

Hornet Abrasive SDS (CA English)

Hornet Abrasive SDS (CA French)

Hornet Abrasive SDS (USA)