There is a wide range of possibilities of how to treat plastics, and they are as diverse as the materials themselves. But, the harder the material the easier the treatment, and the softer it is, the more difficult to treat.
During the sandblasting process, fine blasting particles are shot through a nozzle onto the material. The kinetic energy bounces off soft, rubber-like materials without leaving any harm, while harder plastics can be roughened beautifully, and transparent materials become translucent. Even brittle and hard plastics can be treated similarly to ceramics or glass.
By using this innovative technique, especially in modern architecture, the variety of plastics achieved through sandblasting can be presented in a unique and distinctive way. Depending on the type of use, mainly acrylic glass (e.g. Plexiglas®) and polycarbonates are used. Not only surfaces, but also fittings and pipes used primarily for interior works, as well as matte materials e.g. for promotional purposes. This means a unique result for your application.
Application and technique
Examples of materials that can be blasted
- Acrylic glass (e.g. Plexiglas®)
- HPL plastics (MAX-Compactplatte®)
Examples of application
- Press dies
- Design and anti-reflection coating of plastics in TV studios
- Exhibition construction
- Lamp bodies
- Acrylic glass tubes
- Decorative design using patterns, logos and letterings on even surfaces
- Gentle treatment of old motor and car body parts
- Glass beads
Technical information and processing details
Due to the static qualities of acrylic glass, matting involves a more elaborate process compared to glass. Even the smallest particles can cause scratches, and electrostatic attraction makes it very difficult to clean the item, because during the blasting process sand particles induce a high level of friction so that acrylic glass becomes heavily charged.