Introducing non-standard steel shot and grit solutions


Steel shot and grit solutions are widely known for their use in shot blasting and peening operations, but their versatile properties make them suitable for a variety of other applications as well.

From ballast and counterweights to heavy concrete and vibratory finishing, non-standard steel shot and grit applications have been gaining traction across different industries. Let’s explore some of the unique and lesser-known applications of steel shot and grit, including anti-slip coating, offshore oil rig ballasting, and more. Discover how these materials can provide effective and efficient solutions for your industrial needs. 

Ballast & Counter weight 

solutions for ballast and counterweight

Cast steel shot, cold forge media, stainless steel are ideal materials for ballast and counterweight applications, thanks to their high relative density. They are also non-toxic, low cost, free flowing and available in various sizes and mixes to meet specific densities.  They can also be mixed with concrete materials to obtain required densities.

They can also be mixed with concrete materials to obtain required densities.  


  • Ship ballast and anchor weight  
  • Wake ballast  
  • Gym equipment counterweights  
  • Crane and lift bridges counterweights  
  • Refractory shape  
  • X-Ray and Gamma Radiation shields, protective blast and barrier walls and others.   

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Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) aggregate

steel shot and grit solutions

Products for groundwater and soil remediation

At our company, we have a long-standing history of producing top-quality iron aggregates for groundwater and soil remediation applications.

Our products are made in furnaces, dried, mechanically ground, and precisely sized to produce finely divided iron particles of premium quality.

This method is safe, sustainable, and offers a long-term treatment solution spanning 2 to 10 years, depending on site conditions. A key advantage of choosing ZVI is the minimized production of harmful byproducts, such as DCE and VC.

Our iron aggregates are available in a variety of packaging options, ensuring ease of handling at job sites and minimizing dust during installation.

We offer multiple grades of iron aggregates to suit different applications, including buried trench wall barriers and underground pumping. 

If you have specific size requirements, we also offer custom sizes to fit your unique needs. With our premium quality iron aggregates, you can trust that your groundwater and soil remediation applications will be effective and efficient.  

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Application methods of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Aggregate in environmental remediation processes.

Here’s a brief explanation of each:

  1. Pumping & Fracking: This refers to the process of injecting ZVI Aggregate into the ground under high pressure. This can cause the ground to crack or fracture (hence the term “fracking”), creating pathways for the ZVI to reach and neutralize contaminants.
  2. Drilling: This involves creating boreholes or wells in the ground to reach contaminated areas. The ZVI Aggregate can then be introduced into these boreholes to treat the contamination.
  3. Injection: This is a method of delivering ZVI Aggregate directly into the contaminated area. The ZVI is typically mixed with water or another carrier fluid and then injected into the ground through wells or injection points.
  4. Trenching: This involves digging trenches in the contaminated area and filling them with ZVI Aggregate. The trenches serve as a barrier that can capture and treat contaminants as they move through the ground.

These methods are used to ensure that the ZVI Aggregate can reach and interact with the contaminants effectively, thereby enhancing the remediation process.

Sizes specifications


Screen Size               Opening                       % Passing                   Micron Range

8                                  2.36mm                       100                              2,360

16                                1.18mm                       95-100                        1,180

30                                0.60mm                       55-95                           600

50                                0.30mm                       15-80                           300

120                              0.125mm                     0-20                             125

200                              0.075mm                     0-6                                75

Sizes specifications


Screen Size                    Opening                     % Passing                      Micron Range

4                                      4.75mm                      100                                 4750

8                                      2.36mm                      95-100                           2360

16                                    1.18mm                      75-98                              1180

30                                    0.60mm                      30-58                              600

50                                    0.30mm                      2-19                                300

100                                  0.150mm                    0-7                                  150

Sizes specifications


Screen Size                    Opening                     % Passing                      Micron Range

40                                    0.425mm                   100                                 425

50                                    0.30mm                      0-3                                  300

80                                    0.18mm                      14                                   180

100                                  0.150mm                    10                                   150

200                                  0.075mm                    29                                    75

325                                  0.045mm                    18                                    45

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"Heavy concrete" or high-density concrete

solutions for concrete

This is a type of concrete that is made with heavy aggregates, such as steel shot or Cold Forge Nuggets, to increase its density and weight. This type of concrete is used in various applications, including radiation shielding, offshore oil rig ballasting, and counterweights. Radiation Shielding consist of using steel shot in concrete that then act as a radiation shield to protect the environment from nuclear waste. One advantage of using steel shot in heavy concrete is its availability and cost-effectiveness. Some Steel shot sizes and shapes could be a byproduct of the steel shot manufacturing process and may be readily available at a relatively low cost. In addition, the use of steel shot in heavy concrete can provide a more sustainable solution for waste management, as it helps to recycle a material that would otherwise be discarded as waste. 

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Other applications 

Our shot blasting applications

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Tumble finishing

Steel shot abrasives can be used in a tumbling process to polish and deburr small metal parts, such as screws or bolts.

Vibratory finishing

Vibratory finishing

steel shot is used as an abrasive media to remove burrs, sharp edges, and other surface imperfections from metal parts. The steel shot media is mixed with the parts in the vibratory tumbler and the movement of the media against the parts results in a uniform and consistent finish. One advantage of using steel shot in vibratory finishing is its durability and longevity. Steel shot can withstand multiple cycles of the vibratory finishing process without degrading, which makes it a cost-effective choice for high-volume finishing operations.

Cored wire

Cored wire

versatile material that is used in a range of industries and applications, from welding and steelmaking to foundry and powder injection. Its ability to add specific elements to metals and alloys makes it an important tool for improving the quality and properties of materials. Steel shot and abrasives can then be mixed into your cored wire alloy recipes to align the chemistry to your specific needs.

Anti-Slip material in paint coatings:

Anti-Slip material in paint coatings

In summary, steel grit can be an effective anti-slip material when added to paint coatings. Its hardness, durability, and availability in different sizes make it a versatile choice for improving the grip and traction of coated surfaces.

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