Profilium™ High Efficiency Steel Grit

W Abrasives™ reliable, quality, high carbon steel media that exceeds the topmost manufacturing standards 

PROFILIUM™ is a very hard “Premium” steel grit, specially developed for speed and consistency on air blasting surface preparation operations. The ready-to-use operational mixture granulometry of the new product simplifies the addition process to obtain a constant and powerful surface profile. In terms of efficiency, PROFILIUM® has no rival on the market. It’s also a high performance alternative to chilled iron. 

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Users benefits

Users benefits

Airblast optimized

Premium product

Ready-to-use operating mix



Surface profile consistency

  • 20% more productivity vs traditional steel grit
  • Improved and faster surface cleanliness vs expandable abrasives 
  • Consistent and homogeneous surface profile 
  • Better adhesion of coatings from optimum roughness
  • Low conductivity for minimal surface contamination (All W Abrasives steel grit media reveals an average conductivity level of less than 50 μS/cm, lowest level per ASTM D4940).

Reduced operating costs

  • Reduced blasting costs thanks to high performance characteristics 
  • Effective out of the box
  • Recyclable 25x more than AlOx or Garnet: reduces waste disposal costs 
  • Optimum roughness consistency to reduce paint consumption 

Better Working conditions

  • Negligeable dust level and high visibility vs non-metallic abrasives 
  • Recyclable, recoverable and reusable for minimal environmental impact

Markets and applications

Markets and applications

Surface preparation

Railways & Shipyards

Wind turbines

Contractors/Bridges and tanks



Product name   PR 16   PR 23  PR 30 PR 45  PR 58  PR 85 
Nominal size (Sieve #)   1,18 mm (#16)  1,00 mm (#18)  0,71 mm (#25) 0,60 mm (#30)  0,42 mm (#40)  0,125 mm (#120) 
Comparable Chilled Iron (for information only)    G39 – G47    G17 – G24  G12  G07 
Hardness   > 64 HRC (>800 HV) 
Density   Absolute ≥ 7.3 g/cm3 

Apparent ≥ 4 g/cm3 

Chemical composition   C ≥ 0.80%, Si ≥ 0.40%, 0.60% ≤ Mn ≤ 1.20%, S ≤ 0.05%, P ≤ 0.05% 
Conductivity    < 30 μS/cm 
General shape   Angular 
Microstructure  Fine and homogenous martensite 
Specifications  Meets SAE J1993 High Carbon Cast Steel Grit, SAE J445, SSPC AB3… (except size distributions) *Certificates available upon request. 
Packaging  BOXED BAGS 

1000 kg (2,205 lb) 

40 bags of 25 kg (55 lb) per pallet 



1000 kg (2,205 lb) 



1000 kg, 771 kg 

*Document for informational purposes only. Not contractual. Contact your local representative for latest version of the technical data sheets 

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Resources & downloads

Resources & downloads

Profilium brochure