Garnet is the most popular abrasive used in waterjet cutting and has proven to be the most effective abrasive in this application. Opta Minerals currently mines and supplies two brands of garnet for use in Water-Jet Machines.
International Garnet is mined as a by-product in a mineral process. In our state-of-the-art facility in Keeseville, New York, the garnet is crushed, screened, and packaged as per customers’ requests.
Wesjet Garnet is mined by Opta Minerals from creek beddings in the Fernwood, Idaho area. Westjet Garnet is washed with fresh water in a state-of-the-art washing facility. Because of this special process, Wesjet is one of the cleanest abrasives for waterjet cutting.