Our abrasive products segment manufactures, processes, and distributes silica-free abrasives for blast cleaning, construction, water filtration, and water-jet cutting.

Blast Cleaning AbrasivesOpta offers the most comprehensive line of blast cleaning abrasives and grades in North America. All the abrasives we offer for blast cleaning are silica free (max. < 1 percent) to help reduce the health risks to operators.

Blast Cleaning EquipmentWe stock and sell quality blasting, surface preparation, and finishing equipment from Clemco. Opta is your one source for blast cleaning products, including slags, mineral-based abrasives, metal-based abrasives, and organic abrasives, as well as a complete line of blast cleaning equipment and supplies.

Construction ProjectsReferred to as “the clay of 1000 uses,” Bentonite consumers include factories, well drillers, iron ore manufacturers, and producers of kitty-litter.

Brightsphere reflective road beads—used for road-marking paints and thermoplastic road marking materials—provide excellent retro-reflective performance and durability. Britesphere beads are consistent in quality and composition. Strict quality control guarantees truly round glass beads for optimum reflection. Britesphere beads are available in various coatings to ensure flotation and adhesion or to resist agglomeration.

Waterjet CuttingGarnet, the most popular abrasive used in waterjet cutting, has proven to be the best option for this application. Opta mines and supplies two brands of garnet for use in waterjet machines.

International Garnet is a by-product of a mineral process. In our state-of-the-art facilities in Keeseville, New York, and Waterdown, Ontario, the garnet is crushed, screened, and packaged according to our customers’ requests.

Opta mines Wesjet Garnet from creek beddings in the Fernwood, Idaho area. Washed with fresh water in a cutting edge washing facility, Wesjet is one of the cleanest abrasives for waterjet cutting.

Water FiltrationOpta is a world-leading supplier of water filtration products, including the following:

International Garnet is a high-density garnet used in municipal and industrial water filtration systems.

Recommended as a support for other materials, such as sand and anthracite, Emerald Creek Garnet’s high hardness reduces erosion and provides years of reliable service.

Made of 100 percent crushed recycled glass, Filtr-O-Verre has higher filtration power (filtration level) than sand and improves water clarity. The coarse, angular material is useful in trapping dirt and impurities in the filter.

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