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a division of precision finishing

PLASTIC
BLASTING
ABASIVE

Plastic blasting abrasives can be used in many applications where traditional abrasives are ineffective or unable to be used. Due to the unique impact, plastic can quickly remove contamination while leaving substrates undisturbed. 

Plastic abrasives are unique in the industry due to their non-destructive nature and wide capability portfolios. Plastic will leave patch repairs and body filler intact, it is faster and safer than chemical stripping or sanding, retains clad, anodized, galvanized and phosphatized coatings, will not warp or pit hard metals, and will preserve tolerances on parts and tooling. 

TYPE I

(polyextra)

POLYEXTRA® is formulated for use in soft abrasive finishing and deflashing processes.  When tolerances are of the utmost concern and the integrity of the substrate can not be compromised.  Surface coatings are removed with no distortion or harm occurring to the base substrate.  POLYEXTRA® is a reusable blast media which can be reused many times.

Material : Polyester

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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34 - 42 barcol | 3.0 mohs

 

1.15 - 1.25 gms/cc

45 - 48 lbs/cu.ft.

 

250°f

 

INERT

 

TYPE II

(polyplus)

POLYPLUS® is a more aggressive media than POLYEXTRA® and applicable for a great variety of light industrial cleaning requirements.   POLYPLUS® is designed to be used at low pressure settings from 15 to 45 PSI.  It is fast and efficient, yet not damaging for most paint removal applications.  It can be used on aircraft wheels, landing gear, as well as ground equipment.  POLYPLUS® is a cost effective plastic media and makes a superb paint remover.  It can also be reused many times.

Material : urea

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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54 - 62 barcol | 3.5 mohs

 

1.47 - 1.52 gms/cc

 

58 - 60 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

 

TYPE III

(polyhard)

Manufactured from melamine, this media is the most aggressive formulation of POLYMEDIA®. It is formulated to be fast acting and approaches hard abrasives in surface finishing capabilities. TYPE III is not harmful to blast cleaning equipment or cabinetry despite its high degree of aggression. It does not wear out tooling. Substantial savings are realized by eliminating the need to purchase expensive replacement parts. This media offers a fast, cost effective alternative to other removal methods.

Material : melamine

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64 - 72 barcol | 4.0 mohs

 

1.47 - 1.52 gms/cc

 

58 - 60 lbs/cu.ft.

350°f

 

INERT

 

TYPE V

(poly v)

This media is manufactured from acrylic and is designed to solve today's coating removal and surface preparation problems.  POLY V® is custom engineered to provide rapid coating removal, minimal substrate abrasion, and high reusability.  POLY V® combines the characteristics of durability, gentleness, and speed which translates into a low-cost alternative to chemical stripping and sanding of products.

Material : acrylic

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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46 - 54 barcol | 3.5 mohs

1.15 - 1.20 gms/cc

45 - 48 lbs/cu.ft.

200°f

 

INERT

 

TYPE VI

(polylite)

Polylite® plastic media is a thermoset Polycarbonate, which has been treated with an anti-static agent, custom manufactured specifically for plastic media blasting. It is available both in MILSPEC and Standard grade configurations.

Material : polycarbonate

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

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30 - 40 barcol | 3.0 mohs

1.30 - 1.40 gms/cc

1.20 - 1.22 lbs/cu.ft.

 

266°f

 

INERT

 

POLYPLUS

PRIME

POLYPLUS PRIME® was developed in order to solve the green glowing background issue with dye penetrant testing.   Type V and Type II leave a residue on the surface of the parts being stripped which is not visible to the naked eye.  Even after the parts have been run through a wash cycle they still have the residue left behind from the blasting process.

Material : engineered

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54 - 62 barcol | 3.5 mohs

 

1.47 - 1.52 gms/cc

 

58 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

 

BONDBLAST

PRIME

Bondblast Prime is a unique media that was custom engineered from strictly virgin resins, to specifically address the problem of removing metal bond adhesive squeeze out, for the Aerospace manufacturing industry. Prior to the development of Bondblast Prime, the squeeze out or flash remaining from the adhesive metal bonding process was scraped away using hand tools or blasted away using overly aggressive medias. 

Material : engineered

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36 barcol | 3.0 mohs

 

1.2 gms/cc

 

47 lbs/cu.ft.

 

200°f

 

INERT

This caused the problem of removing the base primer, thus requiring the additional step of reapplication of primer. Bondblast Prime has the unique ability to remove the bond adhesive squeeze out while leaving the primer intact. All this is accomplished faster, at lower blast pressures, and using far less media than the old processes. Subsequent testing has shown that Bondblast Prime also works well in removing elastomeric coatings as well as sealant.

 

BONDBLAST

BondBlast® is specifically designed to remove bonding adhesive squeeze out on bonded aerospace panels leaving the substrate and protective coatings (i.e.; primer, alodine or anodizing) intact.

Due to the composition of BondBlast®, the bonding adhesive can be removed with virtually no detrimental residual stress to the substrate eliminating any warpage.

BondBlast® performs at a much faster rate than previously used products and the attrition rates and dust levels are much lower.

Size may be varied to accommodate needed application (softness of the substrate or thickness of the bonding material).

Material : engineered

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34 - 36 barcol | 3.0 mohs

 

1.2 - 1.3 gms/cc

47 lbs/cu.ft.

200°f

 

INERT

 

STEELMAGIC

STEEL-MAGIC® is the blasting media for the applications in the industrial and off shore support markets.

 

STEEL-MAGIC® is designed for removal of thick enhanced coatings on heavier steel substrates (i.e. bridges, tanks, ships, etc,) where a profile is desired for new paint adhesion.

STEEL-MAGIC® will remove heavier enhanced (i.e. epoxy, polyurethane) coatings at twice the strip rate with less dust than media previously available and the surface profile can be controlled by adjusting the pressure or the size of the abrasive.

 

Material : engineered

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9.0 mohs

 

3.6 gms/cc

 

75 - 77 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

Depending on the application, STEEL-MAGIC® can be blasted at lower pressure (35-80psi) and be recycled up to 5 cycles, or it can be blasted at a higher pressure (100-120 psi) and used as a single shot media.

 

QUICKSTRIP

A

QuickStrip® A  - Blast Media is specifically 

designed for rapid coatings removal on 

heavier substrates (i.e.; steel or heavy 

cast aluminum) where a profile is needed 

for paint adherence. QuickStrip® A removes 

heavy enhanced coatings (i.e.; epoxy, 

polyurethane) at increased production 

rates by removing coatings, rust, and 

corrosion all in one step. 

Higher blast pressures used with dense media are not needed. QuickStrip® A operates very quickly between 35 to 50 psi and can be recycled up to 10 times compared to only 3 to 4 times with other media. By controlling the amount or size of dense media added to the blend, it is possible to customize the profile needed from heavy (3-3.5 mil) to a 
superfine satin finish. QuickStrip® A can also be used on aluminum or soft metals with the use of micro-sized dense abrasive.

Material : engineered

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

For Heavy Corrosion and Rust Removal - Surface Profiles - Fast Strip Rates

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9.0 mohs

 

3.6 gms/cc

 

58 - 60 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

* Qualifies for "Lease & Recycle"
* Usable on vehicles, tanks, bridges, refineries, ships, offshore rigs, etc.
* Removes pitted corrosion and rust
* Achieves SSPC-SP10 white metal 
eliminating 
hazwaste generation 

* Low weight facilities recovery 

* Silica free

 

QUICKSTRIP

VGA

QuickStrip® VGA Blast Media is specifically designed for rapid coatings removal on heavier substrates (i.e.; steel or heavy cast aluminum) where a profile is needed for paint adherence. QuickStrip® VGA removes heavy enhanced coatings (i.e.; epoxy, polyurethane) at increased production rates by removing coatings, rust, and corrosion all in one step.

Higher blast pressures used with dense media are not needed. QuickStrip® VGA operates very quickly between 35 to 50 psi and can be recycled up to 10 times compared to only 3 to 4 times with other media.

By controlling the amount or size of dense media added to the blend, it is possible to customize the profile needed from heavy (3-3.5 mil) to a superfine satin finish. QuickStrip® VGA can also be used on aluminum or soft metals with the use of micro-sized dense abrasive.

* Quickly removes coatings from steel and other surfaces; provides desired profile for recoating, welding, anodizing and painting.

Material : engineered

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Heavy Paint Coatings and Corrosion; Surface Profiles; Fast Strip Rates

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8.0 mohs

 

2.5 gms/cc

 

55 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

* Achieves SSPC-SP10 white metal
* Removes pitted corrosion and rust
* Usable on vehicles, tanks, bridges, refineries, ships, offshore rigs, etc.
* Qualifies for "Lease & Recycle" eliminating hazwaste generation
* Low weight facilities recovery
* Silica free

 

QUICKSTRIP

G

QuickStrip® G Blast Media is specifically designed for rapid coatings removal on heavier substrates (i.e.; steel or heavy cast aluminum) where a profile is needed for paint adherence. QuickStrip® G removes heavy enhanced coatings (i.e.; epoxy, polyurethane) at increased production rates by removing coatings, rust, and corrosion all in one step.

Higher blast pressures used with dense media are not needed. QuickStrip® G operates very quickly between 35 to 50 psi and can be recycled up to 10 times compared to only 3 to 4 times with other media.

By controlling the amount or size of dense media added to the blend, it is possible to customize the profile needed from heavy (3-3.5 mil) to a superfine satin finish. QuickStrip® G can also be used on aluminum or soft metals with the use of micro-sized dense abrasive.

* Quickly removes coatings from steel and other surfaces; provides desired profile for recoating, welding, anodizing and painting.

Material : engineered

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

For Normal Corrosion and Rust Removal; Surface Profiles; Fast Strip Rates 

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7.0 mohs

 

2.53 gms/cc

 

55 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

* Achieves SSPC-SP10 white metal
* Removes pitted corrosion and rust
* Usable on vehicles, tanks, bridges, refineries, ships, offshore rigs, etc.
* Qualifies for "Lease & Recycle" eliminating hazwaste generation
* Low weight facilities recovery
* Silica free

 

MAGIC II

This latest generation of Polymedia®, available exclusively from UST MEDIA, is formulated using Nano-composite® particles used to remove coatings from a wide variety of substrates including COMPOSITES.  Manufactured from a blend of top quality amino thermo set resins and reinforcing fiber, MAGIC II® media is establishing new high performance and cost reduced depainting criteria through out the aerospace industry.  MAGIC II® is designed to remove coatings from composites were no other media can, making your time and labor hours in your depaint operation profitable.

Material : engineered

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54 - 62 barcol | 3.5 mohs

 

1.7 - 1.52 gms/cc

 

59 lbs/cu.ft.

 

350°f

 

INERT

* Based on emerging Nano-composite®                      

* Engineered specifically for coatings removal technology on composites, carbon fiber, fiberglass, graphite, and thin skin aluminum
* Performs at pressures as low as 10psi and can be used as high as high as 35psi using Nano-composite® Technology              

* Tremendous savings in time and labor cost.​

 

MAGIC II
MOLDBLAST

MAGIC II® Mold Blast is specifically designed to replace dense particle media previously used in the molding industry. (i.e.: glass bead.) Damage caused by the use of this type of dense media requires mold re-tooling after 3 or 4 cycles. Magic II® MoldBlast removes mold release, debris and stains from the molds much faster with no damage to the mold and with much less dust.

MAGIC II® MoldBlast cleans faster at 25 to 35 psi than dense media at 100 to 120 psi due to particle shape. Also Magic II® MoldBlast can be recycled 15 to 20 times compared to glass bead which can be recycled 2 to 3 times at best. This media is a 100% polymer blend, which eliminates damage to equipment (i.e.; hoses, valves, nozzles, etc.) Sizing may be varied to accommodate needed application.

Material : engineered

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60 barcol | 3.5 mohs

 

1.47 - 1.52 gms/cc

 

59 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

 

MAGIC II

WHEELBLAST

MAGIC II WheelBlast® is specifically designed for the fast and safe removal of aerospace coating on aircraft wheels and small cast aluminum parts where exposure to extreme temperature has caused elevated hardness of the coatings making removal very difficult.

Removal of these coatings can be achieved with virtually no damage to the substrate or the protective coatings (i.e.; alodine, anodize) on the substrate.

MAGIC II® WheelBlast removes coatings twice as fast as previously used materials. This media is 100% polymer blend and can be used in all applications covered in aircraft wheel Specifications. Sizing may be varied to accommodate needed application.

Material : engineered

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50 barcol | 3.5 mohs

 

1.18 gms/cc

 

47 lbs/cu.ft.

 

200°f

 

INERT

 

MAGIC II
SUPERSTRIP

MAGIC II® 10/30 Aerospace SuperStrip is designed for coatings removal on aerospace landing gear and other heavy cast aluminum parts where extreme temperature has hardened the coatings causing difficult removal.  MAGIC II® 10/30 Aerospace SuperStrip removes coatings twice as fast previously used products with no damage to the substrate or protective coatings (i.e.; alodine or anodizing.) This product is 100% thermoset polymer blend. Sizing may be varied to accommodate needed application.

Material : engineered

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3.0 mohs

 

1.35 gms/cc

 

1.2 lbs/cu.ft.

 

266°f

 

INERT

 

MAGIC II

SUPERSTRIP A

MAGIC II® 10/30 Aerospace SuperStrip-A is designed for coatings removal on aerospace landing gear and other heavy cast aluminum and steel parts where extreme temperature has hardened the coatings causing difficult removal. MAGIC II® 10/30 Aerospace SuperStrip-A removes coatings twice as fast previously used products with no damage to the substrate. This product is a dense particle and thermoset polymer blend. Sizing may be varied to accommodate needed application.

Material : engineered

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9.0 mohs

 

3.60 gms/cc

 

4 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

 

MAGIC
POWDERBLAST

MAGIC® PowderBlast is specifically designed for rapid removal of powder coatings on steel substrates.

MAGIC® PowderBlast will remove heavy powder coatings at twice the removal rate of previously used products with no damage and less dust. Magic PowderBlast leaves the substrate with a micro fine profile for excellent re-coating adhesion.

Depending on the application, the profile and rate of removal can be controlled by varying the media size or the percentage of dense particle media in the blend.

MAGIC® PowderBlast will also remove any rust or corrosion, which may be present on the surface, all in one step.

Material : engineered

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8.0 mohs

 

3.6 gms/cc

 

62 - 65 lbs/cu.ft.

 

300°f

 

INERT

 

If you would like more information on plastic blasting abrasive, please do not hesitate to reach out. Our team would be more than happy to discuss your application.

UST Media will recycle your blasting media so you can reduce your overall depaint cost including the cost of transporting, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste.  UST Media's recycling program is approved by state and federal environmental agencies as exempt so you will no longer be a generator of hazwaste.

 * No tracking, transporting, storing and disposing of your spent blasting media and paint residue. 

* We invite our customers to inspect our recycle facility.
* Your total media cost is reduced by eliminating disposal and transport costs.
* Our recycled products are manufactured under a patented process.
* Whether you use Types I, II, III, V, VI, glass bead, Magic™, QuickStrip™, Aluminum Oxide,  
  Garnet, we can provide our recycling services to make your job more economical.