Blasting of surfaces using abrasive materials is backdated in to the late nineteenth century , when cleaning using sandblasting materials (silica) was patented. The silica used in the process generated silicosis problems, even when applied in open spaces.

This disadvantage resulted, in the run-up of the 20th century, the use of metallic abrasives trying to prevent silicosis in the industrial process. The use of metal abrasive manifest much higher qualities: lower costs, less wear machinery used, better results.

Today, the silicate granulate has multiple applications:

  • Blasting abrasives materials.
  • Granular sub-base.
  • Filling materials.
  • Manufacture of concrete.
  • Construction materials.
  • Drainage materials.