plastic blast mediaPlastic blasting media consists of soft, reusable plastic particles. It is ideal for a vast range of uses in the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries:

  • Paint removal
  • Surface preparation
  • Deflashing
  • Contamination stripping
  • Deburring
  • Surface prep
  • Mild cleaning
  • Composite manufacture & refurbishment


Plastic blasting is an environmentally safe alternative to chemical stripping.  It includes none of the health issues associated with sand and  hard abrasives.


Type 2 – UREA (For optimum results on a variety of applications)

T-2 Urea, with a Barcol Hardness of 54-62, is our most versatile plastic blast media. It is highly suitable for a broad range of cleaning and stripping applications, including aircraft, automobiles, marine vessels, trucks, and trailers. Superb results can be expected in the removal of paints, anti-corrosion coatings, hydrocarbon deposits, waxes, oils, adhesives, and sealants to name a few.


Type 3 – MELAMINE (For maximum aggression and performance on harder substrates)

T-3 Melamine, with a Barcol Hardness of 64-72, is our most aggressive, fast blast media. It is highly suitable for a broad range of cleaning and stripping applications and is highly desirable for replacing glassbeads and other harsh abrasives. Best results can be expected in the removal of stubborn paints, printers, hydrocarbon deposits and other hard materials such as molds, engines, iron and steel.


Type 5 – ACRYLIC (Mil-Spec for optimum results where surface integrity is a must!)

T-5 Mil-Spec Acrylic, with a Barcol Hardness of 46-54, is especially suited for a broad range of applications that require high stripping rates coupled with the need to insure surface integrity. T-5 Mil-Spec media meets the requirements set forth in MIL-P-85891A. Ideal for aircraft components, it is also excellent for powder coating removal from pultruded aluminum parts, thin fiberglass components and thin gauge metals.


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Physical Properties


Type:                                      Type 2               Type 3               Type 5

Hardness (Mohs):                  3.5                     4.0                  3.2 – 3.5

Hardness (Barcol):              54-62                64-72                  46-54

Specific Gravity:                     1.5                     1.52                    1.2

Apparent Density:                0.7 – 0.8          0.7 – 0.8            0.6 – 0.7

Color:                                       Mixed                Mixed                Mixed

Particular Shape:                 =======     Multiple Sharp Edges    ======

Operating Temp:                  0 – 290F          0 – 290F             0 – 300F

Flammability:                        Non-Flam         Non-Flam           Flammable

Ignition Temp:                         530C                530C                    435C

Moisture Content:                < 0.05%           < 0.05%               < 0.05%

Ph*:                                           Neutral            Neutral                    +1

*at room temperature in distilled water



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