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Plastic Blast Media – Applications and Benefits

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Plastic blast media protects delicate substrates from damage that can occur during the abrasive blasting process. This media is an alternative to harder abrasive media and chemical stripping processes. In addition, plastic media can be reused multiple times, which makes it cost effective.

Plastic Blast Media Applications

Plastic media for blasting is commonly used to remove paint from various types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, helicopters, and trains, in addition to various components. This form of abrasive media can polish surfaces and parts without damaging the metal. Blasting operations that use plastic media are effective for stripping the surfaces of various types of metals, rubber, fiberglass, aluminum, and composites.

Plastic media blasting is ideal when you need to thoroughly, yet gently, burr something off the surface of the material. This media can remove part or all of the cured powder coating or paint off a surface without damaging the surface or part.
lastic blast media protects delicate substrates from damage that can occur during the abrasive blasting process. This media is an alternative to harder abrasive media and chemical stripping processes. In addition, plastic media can be reused multiple times, which makes it cost effective.

Plastic Blast Media Applications

Plastic media for blasting is commonly used to remove paint from various types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, helicopters, and trains, in addition to various components. This form of abrasive media can polish surfaces and parts without damaging the metal. Blasting operations that use plastic media are effective for stripping the surfaces of various types of metals, rubber, fiberglass, aluminum, and composites.

Plastic media blasting is ideal when you need to thoroughly, yet gently, burr something off the surface of the material. This media can remove part or all of the cured powder coating or paint off a surface without damaging the surface or part.

Cleaner and Safer Method

Using plastic blast media is cleaner than using sand particles, for instance. The mixture of sand and paint in the blasting process requires constant clean up and presents a toxic hazard for breathing and the environment. Blasting with plastic media is also safer than using chemical solutions to remove paint, which can involve a dangerous and toxic chemical buildup after the removal is completed.

Produces Less Waste

Some abrasive media blasting methods produce a significant amount of waste that must be disposed of properly. Plastic media for surface blasting can be reused, which makes it more efficient. It also produces less byproduct than some other blasting media.

Cost and Time-Efficient

Plastic abrasive media offers time and cost advantages over other media used for paint removal with careful selection of media size, type, and air pressure used.

As with other media blasting processes, there are concerns and risks to consider with plastic media blasting. Plastic blast media is safer than some other forms of media, but dangerous particles and dust are still generated. It is important for all persons in the vicinity of the blasting to have protective masks on and use any other necessary safety equipment.

Cleaner and Safer Method

Using plastic blast media is cleaner than using sand particles, for instance. The mixture of sand and paint in the blasting process requires constant clean up and presents a toxic hazard for breathing and the environment. Blasting with plastic media is also safer than using chemical solutions to remove paint, which can involve a dangerous and toxic chemical buildup after the removal is completed.

Produces Less Waste

Some abrasive media blasting methods produce a significant amount of waste that must be disposed of properly. Plastic media for surface blasting can be reused, which makes it more efficient. It also produces less byproduct than some other blasting media.

Cost and Time-Efficient

Plastic abrasive media offers time and cost advantages over other media used for paint removal with careful selection of media size, type, and air pressure used.

As with other media blasting processes, there are concerns and risks to consider with plastic media blasting. Plastic blast media is safer than some other forms of media, but dangerous particles and dust are still generated. It is important for all persons in the vicinity of the blasting to have protective masks on and use any other necessary safety equipment.