Sponge Media™

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.

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
  • Package Size: 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
  • Contains no detectable Beryllium

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