Walnut Shell U.S. Navy

Working with U.S. Navy Norfolk on a new method of removing paint from Navy submarines, retired President of Composition Materials Co., Inc. talks about developing Walnut Shell Blasting in the 1960's. The Navy had been refurbishing ship hulls using abrasive mineral grit that removed all of the layers of paint and coatings down to bare steel, which proved costly. Ted Diamond introduced Walnut Shells which removed the top coatings of paint while leaving the valuable undercoating intact. This ... More

Walnut Shell Media

Composition Materials has been a leading supplier of Walnut Shell abrasives for over 60 years. We pioneered Walnut Shell Blasting in the 1960's with the US Navy (read more) and today we work closely with companies worldwide supplying premium abrasive products. Walnut Shell is a tough, all-natural, eco-friendly abrasive media used in a wide variety of applications including industrial blasting, cleaning, paint stripping, coating removal, deflashing, deburring, tumbling, filtration and cosmetics. ... More

Boat Paint Removal: Soft Abrasives Blasting

Composition Materials offers a complete line of blasting media grits for environmentally safe paint & coatings removal from boat hulls & decks.  Soft abrasive blasting media are used to quickly & safely remove paint & coatings without damaging delicate hull surfaces such as fiberglass, wood or aluminum.  For fiberglass boat paint removal, we recommend Clear-Cut Plastic Blasting Media for indoor blast operations or Walnut Shell Blasting Media for outdoor blasting.  For wooden ... More

Abrasive Blast Media

Composition Materials supplies blast media for stripping paints, removing primers, enamels, powder coating, rust & scale from steel, foundry metals, aluminum, bronze, plastics, composites, rubber, wood, brick and stone. Abrasives also available for Deflashing, Tumbling and Deburring applications. Below are a selection of Hard Abrasives  for use in profiling metal surfaces with an anchor finish in preparation for paint & coatings, as well as in peening applications. Also, available, Soft ... More