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Ecological shot

  • The “ecological shot”, also known worldwide as “Copper Slag” is a mineral abrasive used to treat surfaces as a substitute for unhealthy sandblasting, which, as is public knowledge, causes extremely high rates of silicosis and lung cancer among workers and personnel from the vicinity where the sandblasting is carried out.
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  • Although sand is the most widely available and low starting natural abrasive, there are many reasons why sandblasting / hydroblasting should be eradicated and prohibited: When sand is projected onto a surface, most of it turns into powders with sizes less than 300Mesh with the blow.
  • The environmental pollution generated in the work environment and surroundings is made up of free silica, which is the cause of silicosis, a disease that causes difficulties in breathing and subsequent death to a very high percentage of the personnel involved in this type of task.
  • These reasons exacerbate security requirements and have caused sandblasting to be prohibited in most technologically advanced countries.
It is the indicated replacement for sand in surface preparation tasks due to its chemical composition, availability, price and absence of unsanitary components..
Why use CSA Ecological shot?
  • It is friendly to the environment and workers.
  • Reusable up to 3 times.
  • Does not contain crystalline silica and therefore does not cause silicosis.
  • Does not rust.
  • More than 100 microns of anchor profile can be achieved if required.
  • Considerably reduces dust generation compared to sandblasting or hydroblasting.
  • It is considered a non-polluting product according to the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • Approved by INTI according to the chemical analysis of the product.
  • High performance, greater than sandblasting.
  • Marketing in new waterproof 2-ton maxisac polypropylene bags (90x90x100cm).
  • Low price, considerably lower than that of steel shot.
  • Accepted and suggested by the main petrochemical, shipping, mining and grain companies; among other industries.

Characteristics of the CSA ecological shot

Name CSA ecological shot
Color Dark gray
Odor Odorless
Density. Packing 1535
Spherical density (kg/m³ ) 3,3 a 3,9
Hardness 7
Free Silica <0,1%
PH 6,5

Chemical characteristics

Ca % 12,7
Fe % 33,6
Cu % 2,1
Mn % 1,1
Zn % 0,48
Mg % 1,18
Al % 6,87

Toxicity Analysis (EPA - USA approved levels)

Element Detector limit Maximum regulated level
As mg/l 0,028 5,0
Cd mg/l 0,00077 1,0
Cr mg/l 0,00543 5,0
Pb mg/l 0,0032 5,0
Se mg/l 0,0212 1,0
Ag mg/l 0,00056 5,0
Hg mg/l 0,0003 0,2