BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, will showcase its product line of high-performance abrasives for the waterjet cutting market at FABTECH 2018 November 6-8 in Atlanta, where it will introduce its new custom-blended value abrasive, FUSION.

FUSION is a waterjet abrasive that combines BARTON's ALLTEK™ HPA alluvial garnet and ECOTEK staurolite mineral abrasives. "We developed FUSION as the newest product in our multi-tiered abrasives line to offer customers a value option for outstanding waterjet cutting,” says Thomas H. Riggs, BARTON International waterjet market manager.  "FUSION provides cutting power and edge quality that is unrivaled at its level of affordability.”

Riggs notes that FUSION has been engineered as an 80-mesh abrasive that perfectly balances the best of BARTON’s alluvial garnet and staurolite abrasives. "This formulation makes FUSION suitable for a variety of cutting applications."

FUSION represents the third level in a four-tiered product lineup that features BARTON's flagship, American made, ADIRONDACK HPX garnet abrasives. At the second tier is ALLTEK HPA best-in-class alluvial garnet abrasives. Next is FUSION, which is followed by the highly economical — and domestically produced — ECOTEK STL abrasives.

"FUSION rounds out a comprehensive product line of abrasives that comprises the widest choice of waterjet cutting media in the industry," Riggs adds.

BARTON abrasives for waterjet cutting are available in a dozen grades and are designed to give waterjet cutting operators a broad selection of options for performance and affordability, based on their precise application needs.

For more information, visit