WINOA has been an industry innovator in steel abrasives for over 60 years.
Steel shot blasting operations require shot abrasives of specific properties, with different levels of hardness and resistance over time. Especially since our steel abrasives are fully recyclable, reusable several thousands of times!
Our innovative products are available in different shapes: shot, grit, angular and mix.
Our main objective is to provide our customers with the right steel abrasives for the operations they need to carry out, in complete reliability, and at the same time optimize their costs.

Abrasive media

Our variety of steel blasting media


High quality, low chloride, competitive cost, easy availability.

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GB, GL, GH or GR steel grit

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Premium steel abrasives for preparing, cleaning or deburing


Premium steel abrasive solutions for cleaning in foundries or preparing surfaces prior to coating.

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Cold Forge Steel Nugget

Cold Forge*

A specially designed product to enhance or replace shot.

*Currently available only in North America.

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Low carbon*

Perfect surface finishing at minimum risk and cost.

*Currently available only in North America.

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Steel shot blasting in all its technicity

Steel abrasives

Because markets such as automotive, construction or shipyards meet specific challenges, the characteristics of our shot abrasive must be adapted to all the features of our customers.This is what we call “the WINOA touch” which makes all the difference in steel shot blasting!

Recyclable up to 2,000 times
Ranges of steel abrasives: Standard, Specialty and Premium series
Sodium added abrasives

Why choose steel abrasives ?

Steel shot abrasives are made up of spherical particles, while steel plate abrasives consist of crushed shot, producing angular and irregularly shaped particles. They can be used to remove unwanted materials such as rust, paint and scale from the surface of a part, to produce a certain texture on the surface of a part, or to harden the surface.

Low cost of use

The cost of supplying steel shot is relatively low, compared to other shot blast products.

Respect for the environment

Steel blasting media are efficient, and optimize energy consumption. They are also reusable thousands of times.

High performance

Steel abrasives enable faster cleaning and surface preparation than with other media.

Steel abrasives in numbers

100x Reusable

Shots and grits are reusable up to thousands of time. Even with the less effective cleaning system, you’ll save enormous volumes of media vs expandable abrasives

99% Waste reduction

By using recyclable cast steel abrasives, you drastically reduce your waste, having a positive environmental impact and significant disposal cost reductions!

+15% Productivity increase

Steel abrasive have a greater mass than mineral media (Garnet, Alu. Oxide, etc), thus releasing more energy, which increases the speed and productivity of shot blasting.

-50% Production costs

Reduced consumption, increased productivity and reduced disposal costs = increase profits !

Cast Steel abrasive for blasting and cleaning

Focus on quality

The conformity of our steel abrasives is our commitment, at the side of our customers.

Density, voids and shape control

We use a variety of physical factors, samples are tested 3 times a day.


Microstructure anomalies

Heat treatment and quenching generate fewer cracks and superior microstructure.


Final shot

Hardness in the 47-48 HRC range provides the best compromise between cleaning efficiency and durability

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Why choose our steel abrasives?

By listening to our customers, we develop different ranges of steel blasting products. Each range corresponds to specific uses and is associated with a range of services to meet each industrial challenge.Preparing your steel shot blasting operations with us mean choosing security and performance!

Premium series

Looking for an added-value approach?Our premium ranges provide you with the most efficient products, along with a range of customized services (tests,training, etc.).You therefore enjoy the optimal solution to conduct your blasting operations!

No sodium added abrasives

Our cast steel shot, angular-shot and grit is manufactured with no addition of chemical treatment. No soluble salts, inthe form of nitrates or chlorides are being introduced into the manufacturing process. Thanks to our unique heat treatment methods of air quenching !

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A full range of abrasives for steel shot blasting

Whether it’s premium products or more standard products,at the best cost of ownership, we have the solution you need! We adapt our products according to your uses, your machines, and your applications.

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Performance and return

The use of our products allows to achieve the best production efficiency of the market, thanks to the high standard of our products, which are subject to permanent quality controls.

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Did you know?

Did you know that an average of 3.7 kg of shot is used to manufacture the various parts of a motor vehicle?

The shot contributes, among other things, to aesthetics by preparing surfaces for painting, increasing the life cycle of the various springs by peening, or cleaning cast iron parts such as transmissions before machining!

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