Plastic Microbeads Banned in U.S.

On December 28, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation bans the sale and manufacture of products containing plastic microbeads, which are commonly found in personal care products, soaps, scrubs and toothpaste. The scientific research led by 5 Gyres Institute highlighted the accumulation of millions of microbeads in waterways, endangering marine life which mistakenly feeds on the colorful plastic spheres. Prior to the ... More

Ted Diamond Receives Military Award

Ted Diamond, founding family member and past President of Composition Materials Co., Inc., received France's highest military honor on July 3rd, 2015 on his 98th birthday. The Insignia of Chevalier Legion of Honor was awarded to Ted for his service in helping to liberate France in WWII as a combat navigator with the 15th Air Force. Ted flew 50 missions, from December 1943 to August 1944, often leading a group of 28 B-17's.  Ted and the other 19 award recipients were recognized for their ... More

Blasting 1960 Corvette

Plastic media blasting efficiently removes paint from a 1960 fiberglass Corvette without damaging the delicate Corvette surface. ... More

Walnut Shell Blasting

Walnut shell blasting statue of Avery Alexander: The Monumental Task Committee of New Orleans, LA recently restored the statue of Avery Alexander called, "The Crusader." 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 ... More

1954 Corvette Plastic Media

Removing paint from a 1954 Corvette using PLASTI-GRIT®. Paint removal from the Corvette's fiberglass body requires careful handling of its delicate surface. Air pressure, media type, media size and distance are all important variables in achieving best results. This video highlights expert blasting by American Dry Stripping with PLASTI-GRIT®: ... More