How It Works

Sponge-Jet Feed Units
Pressurized Feed Units propel Sponge Media abrasives to the surface. A centralized control panel provides adjustment of blast pressure and media feed rate allowing for precise control.
5% Waste Sponge Media

1. Sponge Media propelled at the surface.

2. Sponge particle flattens on impact. Cleans or abrades the surface.

3. Sponge cells expand, creating vacuum – entrapping dust and debris.

Feed Unit Sponge Media Abrasives Recyclers
Sponge Media Abrasives
Over 25 different types of Sponge Media are available. Each with different abrasives or cleaning agents bonded in the Sponge.
1 Impact - Abrasive Profiling
Sponge media flattens on impact, exposing abrasive, cleaning, abrading and profiling the surface.
Feed Unit Sponge Media Abrasives Recyclers
2 Expansion - Suction
Sponge cells expand, creating vacuum – pulling in debris.
Feed Unit Sponge Media Abrasives Recyclers
3 Containment - Rebound
Media traps hazardous particles that would have become airborne and rebound with low energy; making cleanup and containment easy.
Feed Unit Sponge Media Abrasives Recyclers
Sponge-Jet Recyclers
Recyclers clean and classify Sponge Media for reuse, separating media from oversized debris, and fine waste.
Recycling Technology
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Oversized Waste
Removes FOD (Foreign Object Debris) such as nuts and bolts.
Up to 95% recycled
Sponge Media is efficiently recycled on site for immediate reuse thus minimizing time and cost associated with material handling, waste disposal.
media recycled
Fine Waste
Dust, broken down paint, rust and hazardous contaminants are separated from the Sponge Media.
Sustainable, Safe, Environmentally Responsible Surface Preparation
One system and a range of media to replace other cleaning and surface preparation technologies while providing superior results. Protect what is important: People, Profits, Assets, Schedules, the Environment – every aspect of your operation is enhanced.
Why Sponge Jet?

Wondering just what Sponge-Jet is?
Check out this informative info-graphic.
  • Sponge Media & Abrasives

    Sponge-Jet has engineered a line of composite abrasives, incorporating the best abrasives or micro-abrasive particles, within high-performance synthetic sponge. The diverse range of recyclable composites provide superior results for aggressive profiling and abrading or delicate cleaning on highly sensitive substrates. The synthetic sponge captures up to 95% of the contaminants, reducing fugitive emissions through its MicroContainment™ feature.

    Sponge Media & Abrasives
  • Application Tools

    Unlike most equipment manufacturers whose business model relies on profits from spare parts and breakdowns – the Sponge-Jet business model is measured by the operational performance of equipment. These units are built to deliver a consistent flow of media into an air stream by use of a pneumatically controlled auger system. In order to achieve maximum production and reliable performance, each unit has an actuator-driven agitator (or “tree”) to keep the media in a fluid-like flow-state.

    Application Tools
  • Recycling

    Recyclers use rapid vibrations to shake and tumble reusable Sponge Media in a spiral path over a series of screens; each size-selected to achieve the desired result. The first coarse screen separates and ejects unwanted, over-sized contaminants (into a waste bucket) that may have been recovered with the blasted Sponge Media. The second screen separates (into another waste bucket):

    • Fine dust
    • Hazardous contaminants (e.g. lead, PCB, asbestos, radioactive particles)
    • Stripped/broken-down coatings
    • Fractured abrasives

    Recycled media (typically >95% ) is funneled into a third bucket and ready for reuse – and when merged with a small amount of new media, it creates a consistent “working mix”. The screen opening size of the lower screen and ratio of new media can be adjusted to optimize the balance between acceptable dust levels and maximum media life. Recycle, Reuse, Reduce!