Clear-Cut Recycled Filler

We custom manufacture Clear-Cut® from 100% recycled materials. This light-weight, thermoset, clear-white media is an excellent additive and filler in resin, epoxy, urethane and counter-tops, as well as a durable non-skid aggregate in flooring, paints & coatings. We supply in all standard sizes from coarse granulars to extra fine powders with custom sizing available. Contact us for product information and technical assistance 800-262-7763. ... More

UK Bans Microbeads in Cosmetics

The UK has banned the use of plastic microbeads in personal care and cosmetic products beginning January 9, 2018. The UK joins the US which passed the Microbead Free Waters Act of 2015 banning micobeads from cosmetic products. Microbeads are tiny plastic particles, often used in toothpaste and exfoliants, that find their way into streams, rivers and oceans. One of the consequences of the introduction of microbeads into waterways is that fish mistake them for food, introducing harmful ... More

UK Seeks Microbead Ban in 2017

Amidst rising concerns that microplastics are polluting oceans and waterways, it has been reported that the United Kingdom will begin to outline legislation later this year to ban microbeads from cosmetics products such as soaps, scrubs and toothpaste. Many species of marine life have been found to ingest microbeads, mistaking them for food, leading to potential health concerns. With the U.S. ban on Microbeads going into effect in 2017, other countries are also working on legislation ... More

Blasting 1961 Mercedes

Using custom-engineered PLASTI-GRIT®, the following video shows blasting with Plastic Media for quick & efficient removal of paint and Bondo from a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Plastic abrasive media offers superb paint stripping without damaging the metal substrate. Once the old layers of paint and Bondo have been cleaned, this 190SL will be prepped for restoration and brand new paint. American Dry Stripping in Milford, Connecticut expertly remove paint from collector cars, such as this '61 ... More

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