Industrial Uses

  • Garnet has very low free silica and hence does not cause dust and silicosis in its industrial applications unlike silica sand or quartzite.
  • Garnet is non-toxic, inert and hence environment (eco) friendly.
  • Almandine garnet is one of the best natural abrasive and is preferred over other natural abrasives like Silica sand, mineral sands and flint.
  • Garnet's unique grain hardness / toughness guarantees efficiency in blasting and reduces the break-down percentage on impact. About 65% of garnet can be recovered and recycled twice or thrice.