Media Blasting Sculpture

Abrasive Blasting quickly removes rust and oxidation from this metal horse sculpture, by Marcia Spivak. Media Blasting by American Dry Stripping efficiently prepares the steel surface for new paint during restoration. With each unique application, selecting the best media type and size are most important to achieve desired results. For this metal sculpture, the goals included eliminating the accumulated surface oxidation while leaving the surface in the best condition to be painted. The sculpture is expertly blasted and restored. For more information on blasting media, contact us at (800) 262-7763.

Corn Cob Log Home Inside

Corn Cob blasting is used in log home interior restoration is to quickly and efficiently remove old stain and water damage. The video features an interview with an industry expert who speaks about the advantages of Corn Cob for restoring wood. Corn Cob is a preferred media type for log home blasting and preparing surfaces for restoration and new stain.

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 innovation offered the Navy significant savings in time and money, and helped pioneer environmentally-friendly paint removal. Today, Composition Materials is one of …

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We’ve Gone Solar in Our 17,000 Sq Ft Plant!

Composition Materials Co., Inc. is exited to announce that solar power was turned on in January! With a commitment to running a green business, installing a solar power generation system was a perfect fit for powering our 17,000 sq ft plant.

Development of Plasti-Grit® Plastic Blast Media

This article was originally published in November, 1987 in Aviation Ground Equipment Market.  The article provides an historic overview of the development of Plasti-Grit® plastic blast media. No question about it — chemical stripping is dangerous and dirty.  And the EPA and OSHA do not like it. So — after decades of costly, inefficient and certifiably treacherous wet stripping of aircraft, the US government is launching an initiative to deal with the triple threat of health hazards, air pollution and toxic waste.  Naval bases as well as private companies have been advised to look for a better way to remove contaminants such …

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