• Facial and body scrubs – to exfoliate dead skin cells
• Abrasive soaps – to remove dirt and grime
• Dental supplies and paste – teeth cleaning and
• Television glass – grinding and polishing
• Electronics – circuit board metal preparation and
• Calcium silicate insulation – ceramic and tile raw
• Foot and hand scrubs – to slough off calluses, dead
skin and cuticles
• Kitchen countertops – to remove stubborn stains and
polish the surface
• Car polish – to remove old wax build-up and polish the
Pumice is a volcanic ash which is formed when lava is
permeated with gas bubbles during the solidification
process. Pumice is very fragile and breaks apart quite
easily into small particles. Because lava has similar
properties and chemical make-up as glass, pumice is very
abrasive but unlike glass, it is very soft. Pumice is
the softest abrasive media in use today.
Pumice powder abrasives are especially used in
electronic, metal, wood, plastic, glass, jewelry, health
care industries for purposes such as TV screen burr
correction and the polishing, round wood preparation and
polishing, metal preparation and polishing, jewelry
retouch and polishing, sand blasting method for the
engraving and embroidery, fabric finishing, glass and
crystal pre-polishing, deburring and computer chips
cleaning, dental prosthesis preparation and polishing,
cleaning tablets printing.
What is the purpose of using pumice in consumer and
Pumice is used as a mild but effective abrasion suitable
for a multitude of uses, including in hand pumice soap
and pumice hand cleaner. In soap, pumice gives it a
light abrasive quality which easily removes almost any
grease or grime imaginable. Because pumice is a soft
media and a natural mineral, it isn't harsh or toxic to
people or the environment.
For commercial applications, Pumice has become the most
widely used grit in many manufacturing processes which
require a mild abrasive characteristic. Couple this with
the fact that pumice can be ground down into a micro-fine
powder for handling the lightest of abrasion needs.
Regardless of the application, it is important to
perform tests and formulation procedures in order to
determine the best grade of pumice to use. The grain
sizes required in hand soaps differ from facial uses.
Using the incorrect grain size would prove ineffective
and possibly damaging to the applied surface.
The one thing to remember is pumice is an abrasive and
you do not want to use any product containing it for too
long. For maximum effect and proper use, you will use
circular motions when applying abrasive soap, scrubs,
cleaners or polishers so as prevent "burning" an area
from concentrating your actions.
You also do not want to put a lot of effort or "elbow
grease" into applying the abrasive cleaner. It is not
necessary and will only cause scratches or redness.
Instead use a very light application of the scrub and
wash and dry the cleansed area thoroughly. If you are
polishing the finish on your car, just remove any
residue with a soft lint-free cloth.
Moderation and a light touch are the keys to using any
abrasive soap, cleaner or polisher.
Today, pumice is used in more than just abrasive soap
and its ability as a versatile and mild abrasion
additive is continually being expanded and innovated.
Why Pumice is the Abrasive of Choice? What makes pumice
such a excellent additive for product applications that
need to be both tough and gentle? Two reasons-
1. Formed from violent volcanic activity, light and
frothy pumice is similar to glass in physical and
chemical makeup, but unlike glass, pumice is a much
softer abrasive-fine-ground pumice is the softest
abrasive media you can use and ideal for applications
where the quality of the finished surface is paramount.
2. Pumice is a natural and abundant mineral...non-toxic
and completely inert-the ideal agent for products that
need to deliver a thorough cleaning or a glossy shine
without harsh chemicals.