Harsco Black Beauty Copper Slag Abrasive

  • Black Beauty Iron Copper Slag is a high-density slag abrasive for sand blasting
  • Less then 0.1% free silica
  • Mohs Hardness of 6-7
  • Bulk Density: 100-120 lbs/ft2
  • Not Recommended for blasting on stainless or aluminum
  • Comes in many different grades and packaging sizes
  • Non-Recycling
  • Passes 40CFR 261.24a (TCLP)
  • Passes SSPC AB-1
  • Sold by the pallet (pallet minimum)
  • Abrasive cannot be ordered online at this time

Harsco Black Beauty Copper Slag Abrasive


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Black Beauty Copper Slag has been an industry leader in slag production for over 80 years.

Harsco acquired Reed Mineral in 1983 to become the leading supplier of slag minerals on the Eastern Seaboard

Comes in 3 main grades – Medium (12/40), Fine (20/40), Extra Fine (30/60). Harsco Slag sizing is different from other Slags so double check that you are specifying the correct size to achieve your desired profile.

Medium 12/40 Black Beauty
Your general purpose maintenance blasting grade for removal of rust and existing coatings.  Harsco recommend using a 1/4″ blast nozzle or larger, you can expect to achieve a 3.5-5 mil profile.

Fine 20/40 Black Beauty
Typical grade used for mild steel milscale removal, for blasting new tanks, and structural steel. Recommended blast nozzle size is a 3/16″ or larger, you should achieve a 2.5-3.5 mil profile

Extra-Fine 30/60 Black Beauty
Use for whip-blasting or blasting easy to remove milscale. A 1.5-3 mil profile can be expected.

Standards – Different plants have different approvals, contact us for the latest information.

  • SSPC AB-1
  • 40CFR 261.24a (TCLP)
  • QPL approved MIL-A-22262B(SH)
Harsco Copper Slag Locations Loading Hours Copper Coal Blastox Available QPL/MilSpec
Fairless Hills PA 905 South Port Road Fairless Hills PA 19030  8AM-2PM Yes Yes
Houston TX 13040 Market Street Houston TX 77015  8AM-9AM Yes Yes
Tampa FL 5950 Old 41A Hwy Tampa FL 33619 8:15AM-3:45PM Yes Yes Yes No – (Coal is)

Metallic slags are produced from the by-products of the refining process. Similar to coal slag, the molten slag is rapidly cooled and the resulting material is crushed and screened. While metallic slags are slightly harder than coal slag, their performance and inherent issues are basically the same. Metallic slags are primarily used in the geographic regions where their base metals are refined.