Applications of Plastic Blast Media

Plasti-Grit® plastic blast media is manufactured with recycled materials. This recycled abrasive is used in processes such as industrial blast cleaning and paint removal applications.

Plastic media abrasives are efficient in stripping epoxies, powder coatings, paints, primers and other coatings from steel, brass, aluminum, hard metals, composites, plastics and fiberglass. It is employed for economical paint removal and surface preparation in many industries worldwide.

Plasti-Grit® is produced in 5 grades of hardness (Urea, Melamine, Clear-Cut®, Acrylic and Polyester) and complies with MIL-P-85981.

Blasting with Plastic Media can even be suitable for more delicate substrates and, as such, is considered an ideal alternative to hard abrasives or chemical stripping. Plastic abrasives can be recovered and reused several times, offering excellent economic benefits.

Plastic Media Blasting Applications

Plastic media blasting for automotive restoration

Figure 1. Plastic media blasting for automotive restoration. Image Credit: Composition Materials

Plastic media is used frequently for the removal of paint from cars, trucks, helicopters, airplanes, boats, trains, components and manufactured parts. It is also used in a variety of blast cleaning applications.

Using plastic media blasting to remove powder coatings from parts

Figure 2. Using plastic media blasting to remove powder coatings from parts. Image Credit: Composition Materials

Plastic media blasting is a useful method for stripping all kinds of metals. Figure 2 demonstrates the PMB process used for removing powder coatings from components.

Aluminum missile airframe.

Figure 3. Aluminum missile airframe. Image Credit: Composition Materials

Plastic Blast Media for Aircraft

Plastic Media Blasting Aerospace Hawk JetPlay

Video Credit: Composition Materials

With carefully determined blast parameters such as air pressure, media size and type, plastic abrasives can deliver cost and time-saving benefits.

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Plastic Media WWII Airplane

Removing paint from a Vampire Jet is an immensely delicate operation considering that it is made of wood, aluminum and canvas. Plastic media blasting under the right blast parameters is perfectly suited for such a delicate task.

Plastic Media Blasting of WWII Airplane Vampire JetPlay

Video Credit: Composition Materials

Aviation Paint Removal and Aircraft Maintenance

Plasti-Grit® Plastic Blast Media is used for the precise and delicate removal of paint from military and commercial jets and airplanes and in aircraft maintenance operations across the globe.

Applications of Plastic Blast Media

Image Credit: Composition Materials

For over 30 years, Composition Materials has produced Acrylic, Urea, Melamine and Clear-Cut® Plastic Blast Media.

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This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Composition Materials.

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