AlZiBlast™ alumina silicate abrasives are ideal for applications requiring a less aggressive blasting profile and are a suitable replacement for fine silica sands. The AlZiBlast abrasives are the latest addition to the Chemours portfolio of natural abrasives that includes Starblast™ general-purpose staurolite blasting abrasives used for surface preparation in construction, steel fabrication, auto repair/repainting applications, historic building restorations, and bridge maintenance. Starblast abrasives are a loose blend of coarse-to-fine staurolite sands that have clean, rounded surfaces and are used to remove rust, mill scale and weathered coatings. Unlike coal and copper slag, which often contain hazardous materials, Starblast abrasives are not residues of other processes and have fewer environmental and health concerns.