Sand Blasting Process Used in Garments Washing

Sand Blasting Process Used in Garments Washing

What is Sand Blasting in Garment Washing?

Sandblasting is one of the parts of the dry process used in garments washing. The sandblasting process is used only in denim garments washing. This process refers to a physical process that creates localize abrasion or color change on the denim similar to the effect seen on roughly used jeans. Sandblasting is a mechanical process, where no need to use any chemical. Also, it is a water-free process. As a result, no dying is required for the garments. Any number of designs can be produced in the garments by using different techniques of sandblasting.


Method of Sand Blasting:

At present, the sandblasting process is now isolated due to creating health hazards. Another important cause is- buyers do not like the sandblasting effect due to covers the characteristics of the fabric. The sandblasting process is done by using different kinds of sand blown to garments with air pressure to rub out the color.


There are three ways for this technique, those are mentioned below:

  1. SandBlasting,
  2. Machine Sanding,
  3. Hand sanding or hand brushing.

Different ways used for micro-sanding technique, those are-

  • Flat surfaces such as tables, ironing boards.
  • Dummy such as inflatable dummies, sometimes standing, sometimes flat and sometimes seated.

Each technique of micro-sanding is discussed in the following:

1. Sand Blasting:

This technique is based on blasting an abrasive material (Most of the time sands) in granular, powdered, or another form through a nozzle at very high speed and pressure onto specific areas of the garments surface to be treated to give the desired abraded look or used look. Varieties of abraded look or used look are possible in sand blasting’s technique.

2. Machine Sanding:

In this technique, a series of cylindrical rolls in a horizontal arrangement, either wrapped with an abrasive paper or chemically coated with an abrasive.

3. Hand sanding or hand brushing:

In this technique, sandpaper is used to abrade the surface of the denim garments. Varieties of looks and designs can be produced by using hand sanding or hand brushing technique.


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