Soda is 99% baking flour with a few additives to radiate. Soda originated in America. Soda blasting is seen by many people as the follow-up to conventional blasting because no damage is done. This is the case for some applications, but not for all applications.
Blasting is suitable for the following applications without roughening or damaging the substrate:
- Remove paint
Soda is a very soft abrasive, which means that no surface is damaged by blasting. Below are some examples where Soda is a good solution.
- Removing paint from steel without any impact / damage to the steel
- Removing graffiti from glass
- Cleaning fat in industrial kitchens
- Cleaning long-term pollution in public sanitary facilities
- Many applications in the production / food industry such as cleaning molds etc.
Outside the industrial sector, there are not many applications in which Soda offers more advantages than other abrasives. The reason for this is as follows:
Soda is an expensive abrasive (more than € 1 per kg.) Because it is a very soft abrasive, removing (harder) layers of paint is often a long-term job (with extra consumption of abrasive) or it is not possible at all. There are alternative blasting media with the same result and a much lower cost price. We are happy to advise you for the right blasting medium for your projects.
Yes, the IBIX® system is used worldwide by many companies in combination with Soda. However, it is important that you use the IBIX® 9 H2O, the IBIX® 25 H2O and the IBIX® 40 H2O. These units have been developed for blasting soft blasting media. The H2O addition ensures the dust binding and a perfect result.
Soda cannot be used in every blast pot. The use of soda in traditional blast pots does not give an even blasting image and the consumption is much higher than necessary.
Only very light flash rust can be removed. Rust removal is more often done with abrasives such as Garnet and grit.
The blasting is. Because it is a lightweight, very fine abrasive, dust will form when the soda explodes on the substrate. That is why we recommend soda blasting in combination with water in almost all cases. The advantage is that the soda dissolves in the water after use so that there is no residue.
Soda is a food-safe abrasive which can be demonstrated with the aid of certificates (CAS and EC).