MAR 19, 2018

The Benefits of Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate is just one of the many blasting abrasives we supply here at Blastrite and we do this for a very good reason. This white crystalline media looks like a very fine powder and used as a blasting material, it’s a very effective substance that’s also extremely environmentally friendly. Here we look at this material in greater detail including some of its many unique advantages.

What can you use Sodium Bicarbonate for?

There are many uses for sodium bicarbonate and surface preparation is just one of the special ways it can be used effectively, particularly if you want to remove specialist coatings, paint and contaminating materials without damaging a surface area.

In particular, it’s a popular option for the removal of graffiti from concrete or brick. It’s also good for the cleansing of plant machinery and very effective at cleaning paint from trains, trucks, before they are due to be resprayed. Some people use it in the food production industry where it can be very practical at removing and degreasing metal vats.   

Why is it so useful and what are the advantages?

  • Thanks to its non-abrasive action, sodium bicarbonate works well on surfaces that other blasting media might scratch
  • There’s no build-up of heat so it’s safer to use
  • It’s water soluble so environmentally-friendly
  • Can be used in open environments due to low dust levels
  • Ideal for wet or dry applications
  • Perfect for many functions including surface preparation on heavy duty components or thin-gauge metals

Sodium bicarbonate is just one of the many popular blasting abrasives we have to offer you here at Blastrite and we sell all of our materials at very affordable prices. To find out more, all you have to do is contact us today or call to speak to us on +27 21 417 1700.

Created on 19th March 2018
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