Plastic Media Information & Specs
Manufactured to our own formulated specifications, containing only the finest raw materials available. Low density media is used within the metal industry for surface preparation and improvement on most metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, and zinc as well as plastic. Low density media will reduce distortion, impingement and burr roll-over while producing excellent finishes prior to plating and/or painting. Fine finishes as well as aggressive cutting can be achieved.
Low Density Preformed Media
Manufactured to our own formulated specifications, containing only the finest raw materials available. Low-density media is used within the metal industry for surface preparation and improvement on most metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, zinc, and plastic. Low-density media will reduce distortion, impingement, and burr roll-over while producing excellent finishes prior to plating and/or painting. Bel Air’s plastic media is able to achieve both fine finishes and aggressive cutting.
An extremely long wearing media with very little abrasion specially formulated for precious metal burnishing. Weighs approximately 60 lbs per cubic foot. Color is white.
An extremely long wearing media specifically formulated for fine finishing of non-ferrous metals. This media will provide excellent pre-plate surfaces on zinc and aluminum parts. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is natural. *Special Order Only*
A lightweight, long wearing media. Excellent for pre plate finishing. Provides very low micro-inch surfaces on most metals. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is green. pH is 7.
A light to medium cutting media. Provides excellent pre paint finishes on plastic and achieves good pre plate finishes on most metals. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is beige. pH is 7.
An all-around general purpose media with good cutting and wear rate qualities. This media contains ine abrasives to allow faster cutting time cycles while still maintaining a high finish standard. For use on ferrous and non-ferrous components. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is red. pH is 7.
A blend of coarser abrasives to provide faster burr removal while maintaining a good finish and reasonable wear rate. For use on most metals. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is blue. pH is 7.
A fast-cutting media containing aluminum oxide abrasive. To be used where heavy cut down and surface blending is required but higher wear-rate is not a factor. Weighs appoximately 75 lbs per cubic foot. Color is brown. pH is 7.
A fast cutting media composed of a blend of coarser abrasives. To be used for rapid cut-down when aluminum oxide impregnation cannot be tolerated and a fine surface finish is not required. Weights approximately 70 lbs per cubic foot. Color is black. pH is 7. *Special Order Only*
High-Density Preformed Media
A completely new and improved line of fast cutting polyester media, designed and formulated to provide a wider range of surface finishes. It contains agents that improve overall performance considerably which are technically superior to resin bonded media and urea formaldehyde media. Our new and improved media also has an average bulk density than most ceramic media. It has been designed to reduce standard plastic media process time by 50% while improving surface finish, without additional cost. It will also cut as fast as ceramic most ceramic media but will produce a superior surface finish without hardening the metal surface. When used with proper water and compound flow rate, our new media reduces foaming and allows faster settlement of solids. It will produce a clean, surface finish on ferrous, non-ferrous, or plastic components. It will not fragment and is currently available in more than thirty shapes and sizes.
Designed to greatly reduce cycle times while producing a superlative pre plate finish and very low R.M.S. surface finish. An extremely clean media during and after processing. Formulated with zircon abrasives for fine finishing of all ferrous, non-ferrous, and plastic components. Weights approximately 95 lbs. per cubic foot. Color is tan. pH is 7.
Designed for low Ra finishing, especially aerospace turbine and compressor blades. This media is very clean in process and can be used on all metals and plastic components. Weighs approximately 95 lbs per cubic foot. Color is ivory. pH is 7.
Designed for use on components such as stainless steel, forgings, and titanium. It is also suitable for use on most base metals, plastics, and produces a very low R.M.S. finish. Weighs approximately 100 lbs per cubic foot. Color is light blue. pH is 7
Designed as an extremely fast-cutting media suitable for all materials. It produces low R.M.S. surface and superior pre plate finishes. It contains no aluminum oxide, and should be used when the water rate is not a prime factor. Weighs approximately 100 lbs per cubic foot. Color is light grey. pH is 7.
Synthetic Preformed Media
Synthetic media is a blend of urea formaldehyde resin and abrasives. It is acidic with a pH of 3. If runing non-ferrous metals, correct compounding is required to elimate corrosion. Very clean non-foaming, non-surface residue. Good for pre-plate finishing, and able to achieve very low surface Ra measurements. Recommended for high-energy processing and finishing of delicate parts.
A light-cutting, long-lasting media which contains microcrystalline silica abrasives, making it ideal for pre-plate finishing. This media is long-wearing compared to other urea formaldehyde-based media. Provides light color. Weighs approximately 60 lbs per cubic foot. Color is light green. pH is 3.
A medium-cutting urea formaldehyde media. Provides a low Ra finish with a good cutting ability on all metals and plastics. Weighs approximately 65 lbs per cubic foot. Color is pink. pH is 3.
A fast-cutting, long-wearing urea formaldehyde media that is slightly more aggressive than RUF-7. Ideal for deburring and surface improvement. Weights approximately 70 lbs per cubic foot. Color is light blue. pH is 3.