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Acrylic media is the longest lasting media on the market. It is very gentle on the substrate and engineered for stripping the most sensitive surfaces while providing an effective stripping rate. Acrylic media offers an excellent range of stripping capabilities and is termed a multipurpose media by its users.
Standard Mesh Sizes
Standard mesh sizes 16-20, 20-30 and 30-40. Sizes 40-60 and 60-80 can be specially ordered. Packaged in 1 lb bags, 5 lb jars, 10 lb pails, 25 pails, 45 lb boxes or bags and 225 lb drums.
Plastic Blasting Media Applications
Plastic abrasives deliver a high stripping rate and consistent performance, ideal for paint stripping, mold cleaning, deflashing and deburring.
Sandblasting, using compressed air, is traditionally used to prepare surfaces for coatings. The sharp particles of aluminum oxide or other media abrade the surface. Incidental corrosion, rust, and old coatings are removed in the process, leaving a good surface for paint adhesion.
However, substrates other than steel can often not tolerate this aggressive surface preparation and, as a consequence, wet chemical strippers are employed to remove coatings. Aluminum, brass and plastic composites, including fiberglass, are often treated in this way.
Advantages of Plastic Abrasives
Using plastic abrasives has been proven to significantly reduce the generation of hazardous waste that using wet chemical strippers can cause. In addition, the use of plastic abrasives has proven to be faster, less damaging to the substrate and much less expensive than wet chemicals. Since the plastic abrasive is harder than the coatings to be removed, yet softer than the substrate, coatings can actually be stripped three or four times without damage to the surface.
Plastic abrasives are sensitive to substrates, including aluminum and other delicate metals, composites and plastics, yet tough enough to take care of the most demanding decoating and surface finishing needs efficiently.
Consider the size of perforations or holes through which the plastic abrasive must pass when screen separating parts from media after use.
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- Rubber molds
- Urethane bumpers
- Aircraft engine components
- Auto/bus/truck bodies
- Surface sealants
- Aircraft components
- Fiberglass components
- Printed circuit boards
- Soft metals such as aluminum and magnesium
- Carbon graphite composites
- Axial lead diodes/capacitors/clear optical sensors
- Computer housing panels
- Copper armature wires
- Metal die-castings
- Tire Molds
- Actuator assemblies
- and more!