Sanding is a finishing process commonly used to remove a minor layer of the top surface with an abrasive to provide better finishing to the material. During this process a layer of dust from the abrasive as well as the product acted upon is are introduced into the environment.

When these dust particles come in contact with the operator it may cause the following problems:

  • Occupational Asthma
  • Dermatitis
  • Lung Infection
  • Metal Fume Fever
  • Eczema
  • Irritation of Throat and Lungs
  • Reduced Lung function
  • Cancer
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Rhinitis

Dust from sanding might easily reach all the corners of working environment. Apart from the above mentioned health hazards these dust particles once settled on precious machines can reduce the performance, accuracy or lifespan of the machine.

Sanding Environment

Sanding should be avoided in confined space.
Sanding area should be controlled and well ventilated.
Safety Masks / Respirators must be worn at all times while operating Sanding tools.
Safety Glasses must be worn at all times while performing Sanding operation.
Skin must be well covered while operation. A thorough shower is a must post
operation to avoid any fine particles sticking along the skin.
Dust Collectors must be used to avoid health and environmental hazards.


Like any other contaminants it is best to control the dust at its source to ensure maximum arrest of dust particles. Most of the operations provide provision to install a setup to install a dust collection system at the source of its production but due to practical implications if it is not possible to contain the dust at its source. This dust must be acted upon and removed from the working environment at on convenience but ASAP.

Our Role

Air Mech Industrial Technologies manufacture various types of Standalone & centralized Dust Collection & Bag Filtration systems to avoid dust from entering the working environment. We also provide Industrial Vacuum Cleaner to remove the settled dust thus providing you with a better working environment.

Our Products to Handle Sanding Dust:

  • Bag Filter
  • Stand Alone Dust Collector
  • Industrial Vacuum Cleaner
  • Work Table