Plastic Media Blasting - Dry Surface Preparation

The process commonly referred to in industry as "sand blasting" has been greatly improved over the years by the use of plastic media instead of silica sand. Plastic media is harder than surface coatings but softer than underlying substrates so top coatings can be removed without cutting or abrading the substrate.

We use specially formulated plastic media from quality suppliers such as Plasti-Grit® and Polymedia®, to prepare surfaces with the proper amount of abrasive cutting to achieve the desired surface effect while leaving substrates clean and in the best possible state to accept a new finish coating.

We use plastic media to remove coatings from and prepare almost any surface. We provided quality work for a wide variety of customers presenting us with a wide range of materials such as glass, ceramics, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and wood.

With plastic media blasting, we can remove virtually any primer, paint or surface coating, including urethanes, chemically resistant coatings and powder coatings. We can effectively remove rust and slag commonly left on new metal surfaces, making them optimal to accept new coatings. As importantly, we can perform intricate surface preparation on more delicate materials, such as thin steel, brass, copper or glass.

We choose plastic media blasting because it is rapid, economic and safe to use. In our process, we apply recyclable plastic particles at continuous low pressure to the surface. We choose the shape and hardness of the plastic particles we use depending on the material of the item being processed and the surface treatment required.

In addition, we choose plastic media blasting because it can be used to prepare surfaces where chemical stripping is not feasible. This would include parts that are constructed in layers or honeycomb, engineered parts in which cavities cannot be altered nor have any residues, as well as items made out of plastics, composites and fiberglass.

And we choose plastic media because it is safe for the environment. Unlike chemical stripping compounds, plastic media is non-caustic and non-hazardous. It does not require special handling or disposal methods. And most importantly, it is recyclable. We recover nearly 100 percent of the media we use in processing most parts.