Soda Blast and Garnet Abrasives for Waterjet Cutting, Sandblasting and Water Blasting

Sharpjet Garnet Abrasive
90 Grade Magnetite
70 Grade Magnetite
7 Mesh Magnetite
Waterjet Parts h20 jet
Waterjet Bricks
Long Life Nozzles
Portable Cutting Heads
Boat Bottom Paint Removal
Building Restoration
Graffiti Removal
Log Home Restoration
Marble and Stone Restoration
Pool Tile Cleaning / Fountain Tile Cleaning
SofStrip Soda Blast  New Lower Pricing!
SofStrip Profile Formula
MaxxStrip Kieserite
MaxxStrip Pool Tile Cleaning Formula
Mold Away for Mold Remediation
RIP 4000 Rotary Nozzle
MaxxClean Induction System
MaxxClean Pool Cleaning System
Pool System
Soda Storm 1.5, 2 and 3 Soda Blaster Pots
MaxxBlast Soda Blaster Unit
250 CFM Aftercooler
Blasting Equipment
Waterjet Equipment


Coating Society of the Houston Area

Universal Minerals, Inc. (UMI) is a leader in surface preparation innovation. UMI's
environmentally-friendly blasting abrasives - Sharpjet Garnet, SofStrip Soda Blast and MaxxStrip Kieserite have become an integral part of the Best Management Practices for waterjet abrasive, blasting and painting, coatings removal and maintenance operations of our satisfied customers. Carefully sourced from mines worldwide, our waterjet abrasives, sandblasting abrasives and soda abrasives will meet or exceed the requirements imposed by EPA, OSHA, TCEQ and industrial hygiene personnel.

Blasting and Waterjet Abrasive Products


UMI News



MaxxStrip Cleans Amusement Park Fountains

Brian Isbell with Precision Pool Tile Cleaning utilized MaxxStrip on a major glass tile fountain project at an amusment park. Contact Brian at 1.888.300.8453 to clean your tile with MaxxStrip.


MaxxStrip cleans Disneyland Fountains




MaxxStrip Case Study by ESCA Industries

MaxxStrip was chosen to clean the limestone façade of a 1,000,000 sq. ft. pharmaceutical corporate headquarter building after many other medias and methods were tried and failed. view case study




Uniweld Waterjet Bricks

waterjet bricks

is happy to introduce our new Uniweld waterjet bricks. These waterjet bricks are thermally welded with no screws to cut through or rust.
Click here for more details.




is proud to introduce our new Florida distributor, Gulf Coast Chemical Corp. Gulf Coast Chemical Corp. has serviced the industrial market since 1957. Their qualified, knowledgeable sales staff is eager and waiting to service your next purchase of Sharpjet, Maxxstrip or Sofstrip. To place your next order of these products in the Florida area please contact them at:


101 Wayne Place Tampa, FL 33619

P: 813-623-5471

F: 813-620-0462



garnet abrasive conveyer system


Come check us out at the Las Vegas Pool Spa and Patio Expo held in the Bayside Halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center November 16th – 18th. We will have our Maxxclean system on display at a great show price! Our representatives will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding our product and equipment.



garnet abrasive conveyer system


UMI installs new conveyor system to keep up with the high demand for Sharpjet Garnet for use in coatings removal in Gulf Coast petrochemical maintenance operations. Sharpjet is a safe, environmentally friendly, alternative to dirty slag and sand abrasives for surface preparation (media blasting).


UMI is now capable of loading any style bulk tanker truck. UMI is now capable of loading Sharpjet abrasives in rain, sleet or snow for transport to our customers using bulk hoppers.

Sharpjet Garnet Abrasive


Sharpjet Garnet Abrasive

Our Sharpjet garnet abrasive is processed to exacting specifications, and is an excellent source of washed almandite garnet. Our customers are very pleased with the performance of Sharpjet for waterjet abrasive cutting and sandblasting abrasive applications.


Waterjet Abrasive Cutting Applications

  • tile cutting
  • countertops
  • stone cutting
  • food processing equipment
  • glass cutting
  • Kevlar cutting
  • aluminum cutting
  • stainless steel cutting

Sandblasting Abrasive Applications

  • turbine repair
  • heavy equipment repair
  • industrial painting contracting
  • shipbuilding and ship repair
  • blast rooms
  • denim blasting
  • powder coating
  • petrochemical

Sharpjet is available these sizes: 55 lbs. bags, super sacks and pneumatic trailers.

Magnetite Iron Oxides

UMI is pleased to offer its cost-effective and proven magnetite natural black iron oxide products.

Our customers have found that our magnetite iron oxides deliver consistent, high-quality performance in the following industries:

  • coal washing
  • chemical
  • weighting
  • ballast
  • architectural grade pigments
  • paint primers
  • foundry sands
  • body stains
  • whiteware glazes
  • porcelain enameling
  • ceramics
  • ferric sulfate production
  • granular iron sulfate
  • micro nutrient fertilizers
  • brick manufacture
  • pavers
  • and many other industries

Waterjet Cutting Equipment

UMI stocks a full line of spare parts for precision and portable waterjet cutting, including nozzles, hoppers and cutting heads.

Waterjet Cutting Equipment & Supplies - Waterjet Nozzles, Waterjet Parts, Hoppers, Waterjet Bricks, Portable Cutting Heads, Waterjet Services

Soda Blast Abrasives

UMI's soda blast abrasives, SofStrip Soda Blast and MaxxStrip are used for soda blasting applications such as marble and stone restoration, graffiti removal, mold and mildew removal, surface preparation, pool tile cleaning, etc.

See our Soda Blasting FAQ or Soda Blasting Overview for more information about soda blasting.

Soda Blasting with MaxxStrip Soda Blast

Water Blasting Equipment

The patented RIP 4000 is the only source for reliable water blasting equipment that utilizes abrasives and ultra-high water pressure for coatings removal.

The MaxxClean Induction System introduces abrasives into a low pressure water stream.

water blasting equipment

Dry Blasting Equipment

Our specialized dry blasting equipment works better than any other soda blasting equipment on the market today. Our soda blasters can be used with soda blast abrasives like our MaxxStrip and SofStrip.

Dry Blasting Equipment
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