Walnut Shell Blasting Avery Alexander Statue

Screen Shot Video

The Monumental Task Committee of New Orleans, LA recently restored the statue of Avery Alexander called, "The Crusader," using Walnut Shell Blasting. Avery Alexander was an important Louisiana Civil Rights leader who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1976-1999. Since Katrina, the statue had been in storage and in need of restoration. As the video highlights, Walnut Shell blasting cleaned the statue's bronze surface, and ... More

1954 Corvette Plastic Media Blasting

1954 Corvette

Recently, American Dry Stripping did a complete blast job to remove paint from a classic 1954 Corvette using our custom engineered PLASTI-GRIT® Plastic Blast Media. From the beginning of production in the 1950's, Corvette bodies have been made of fiberglass.  For this reason, paint removal from this delicate surface requires careful handling so that the fiberglass does not get pitted or marred in the paint removal process.  Air pressure, media type, media size and distance are all important ... More

Microbead Alternatives for Cosmetics

All White Palm Nut Cosmetic Grit

Composition Materials supplies cosmetic companies worldwide alternatives to microbeads.  For use in body, bath and skin care products, these all-natural alternatives include all-white palm nut, walnut shell, and apricot pit shell. Eco-friendly ingredients are sourced from sustainable fruit and nut trees, and are available in standard and custom sizes.  Click here for information on all of our cosmetic industry products and services and call 800-262-7763. ... More

Microbead Replacements

All White Palm Nut Cosmetic Grit

Plastic Microbeads are being phased out by cosmetic manufacturing companies worldwide due to the environmental harm caused when when these tiny microplastics enter into waterways, lakes, oceans and food supplies.  Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, The Body Shop and many other companies are in the process of phasing out the use of microbeads, and the state of Illinois passed legislation banning the sale of products containing microbeads beginning in ... More

Eagle Ornament Restoration with Media Blasting

Eagle Ornament Needing Restoration

We were recently contacted to help with restoring classic eagle ornaments. Over many years of weather exposure, the eagles had lost their finish and were in need of restoration. We contacted our local blast shop, American Dry Stripping, and they used our PLASTI-GRIT® Plastic Blast Media, a soft abrasive, to safely strip the delicate aluminum ornaments without pitting or marring.  This prepared the surface with an even and smooth finish. The owner of the eagles was thrilled with the results and ... More