Sponge Media™

Silver 16 Sponge Media™

This is the third most commonly used Sponge Media for industrial coating removal and surface preparation. Silver 16 Sponge Media is ideal when a very coarse, angular profile is specified for the coating that is to be applied.

Sponge impregnated with 16-grit Aluminum Oxide to aggressively abrade and profile metals, concrete and other materials.


  • Product Name: Silver 16 Sponge Media™
  • Part #: SJM-S-16
  • Weight: 18.1 kg (40 lb)
  • Abrasive / Cleaning Agent: #16 Grit Aluminum Oxide
  • CARB Certified: Yes
  • Profile Carbon Steel: ±100 μ (±4 mils)
  • Achievable Range*: 75-300 μ (3-12 mils)


Safer for workers

  • Less worker exposure and fatigue
  • Less eye and other injuries
  • Contains no Crystalline Silica

Better for the Environment

  • Clean, Dry, Low Dust reusable abrasive
  • Extremely low dust generation compared to ordinary abrasives
  • High Reuse (recycles)
  • Lower fugitive emissions

Improved Operational Efficiency

  • Enhanced visibility and first-pass quality
  • Fewer defects and rework, keeping projects on schedule
  • High-quality surface preparation in sensitive or confined areas
  • The ability for other trades to work nearby
  • A solution for preparing surfaces near finished coatings, instruments and equipment
  • Contains no thermal Plastics ( Ideal for Pulp and Paper Mills)

Lower Direct and Indirect Costs

  • Low inbound and outbound freight
  • Less pollution, waste generation, fines and reporting
  • Improved community relations
  • Less liability, litigation and compliance reporting
  • Less downtime
  • Improved asset availability
  • Coatings perform longer, saving on future maintenance and acquisition costs
  • Easier staging, containment, ventilation and clean up

    • Less waste, disposal and material handling
    • Greater production and efficiency
    • Increased profits and production

*Substrate, nozzle type, nozzle pressure and distance vary results. Data provided here and elsewhere is based on historical production performance and is intended to indicate general characteristics only. Sponge-Jet, Inc. disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose or use.