Beadblasted Finishes


Bead blasting stainless steel by mirrorINOX

In many fields of expertise, high-quality applications increasingly request a uniformly matt, very homogeneous surface, which should not only be non-directional but also bear little to no reflectivity.

Such a decorative and functional surface is created by blasting onto metallic materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, and even non-ferrous metals like brass or copper at a very high speed with glass beads or with alternative blasting media of various bead sizes.

Glass bead blasting stainless steel: What are the applications?

In general, these timelessly elegant and visually attractive, metallic surfaces are used in the fields of architecture, elevators, facades, shop-fitting, ship-, yacht-building and works of art. As such, bead blasted stainless steel has many applications within countless professional fields.

They can also be found in high-quality machinery and industrial engineering.

mirrorINOX uses stainless steel sheets with dimensions of max. 2,000 mm (width) max. 6,000 mm (length) and max. 30 mm (thickness) for its bead blasted finishes.

What is glass bead blasting?

The terms “glass bead blasting”, “bead blasting stainless steel” or “bead blasted stainless steel” commonly refer to the surface treatment of sheets or workpieces where blasting a media such as glass beads, ceramic beads or corundum beads hit the material.

The size and roughness of the blasting media, the pressure and the speed during the blasting process can be altered in order to achieve different results in terms of visual effect, reflectivity and roughness. As such, bead blasting is a very flexible process at mirrorINOX, leading to high quality results.

Glass bead blasting vs. sand blasting: Different methods of blasting stainless steel

For the visually less demanding requirements of industrial and heavy industrial applications, material like stainless steel or other metals are requested very frequently, resulting in different blasting processes such as those using sand ("sand blasting") or metal beads (“shot peening”).

In stark contrast to these processes, the Injector / Venturi blasting line operated by mirrorINOX is perfectly suited for the production of the BEADS product line with its particularly uniform, very homogeneous surfaces for the highest quality applications.

mirrorINOX is the choice to go for to bead blast your stainless steel surfaces –
here is what we can offer:

The mirrorINOX products of its bead blasting range are called BEADS.

The different variations of the BEADS finish are as follows:

BEADS  0                        -  glass beads with a very fine finish
BEADS  1                        -  glass beads with a fine finish
BEADS  3                        -  glass beads with a medium finish
BEADS  7                        -  glass beads with a coarse finish
BEADS  8                        -  glass cullets
BEADS  9                        -  ceramic beads
BEADS 10                       -  corundum beads

Stainless steel is the most requested of base materials, additionally we also offer alternative solutions based on aluminum, brass, copper, titanium and others.

mirrorINOX produces BEADS in the following dimensions:

Width:                    max. 2,000 mm
Length:                  max. 6,000 mm
Thickness:            max. 30 mm

Additional specifics of the BEADS surfaces:

  • Sheets can be blasted face- and reverse side
  • Blasted finish to be produced according to customer`s specifications
  • Numerous different effects, i. e. gradient blasting, are possible

mirrorINOX: stainless steel bead blasted of the highest grade and quality

Our highest quality is based on the precise and strictly documented production including the measurement of the roughness and the degree of gloss, as well as a professional assessment of the visual impression of the blasted material by our skilled and experienced staff.

By the means of this thorough quality control and measuring, all values such as gloss, colour and roughness of each single sheet are precisely recorded.

Therefore, mirrorINOX is able to guarantee a maximum reproducibility and the highest possible quality for the most demanding applications.

In addition, our vast and efficient production capacities ensure the fastest possible delivery service.

Coming with extensive knowledge and years of experience, mirrorINOX is your ideal partner for glass bead, ceramic bead, glass cullet and corundum bead blasted metal surfaces.

A remarkable number of major projects, numerous other applications in the fields of art, architecture, elevator, facade, shop, ship, yacht, machinery as well as plant engineering and last but not least the number of satisfied customers are an impressive testimony to the capabilities mirrorINOX has honed over the years both in terms of bead blasted stainless steel as well as other services in terms of surface treatments of stainless steel.