ARMEX® sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) blast media is manufactured by the makers of ARM & HAMMER® products. Unlike the baking soda in your refrigerator, however, ARMEX® is specially formulated for use in air blasting and pressure washer applications.
ARMEX® is frequently used for cleaning or degreasing delicate aerospace or automotive components, mold and fire restoration, blasting composites, or any other application that can benefit from its unique characteristics:
|Substrate Damage||Relatively soft (2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, plastic is 3.5, glass is 5-6, sand is 7, aluminum oxide is 9.||Safer for sensitive substrates. Safe to use around bearings and other rotating parts. Won't change surface characteristics. Micron sized for substrate considerations.|
|Particle Ingression and Residues||Water Soluble Media available with SupraKleen® additive which enhances rinsing.||Can be effectively rinsed from surfaces, throughways and other contours.|
|Worker and Environmental Safety||Benign pH of 8.2Non-toxic, non-hazardous, non- flammable (will not thermal spark) Many formulas USDA approved as an A-1 cleaner||Minimizes exposure concerns for workers, and storage hazards. Industry compatible for controlled environments.|
|Waste Disposal||Used with the specially engineered systems media use rates are less than other abrasives. (1/2 lb. - 2 lbs. a min).||Less volume of waste generated. Depending on the coating removed waste can often be disposed of in sanitary landfill. Water solubility and buffering efficiencies allow for reuse in on-site waste-water treatment facilities.|
|Versatility and Dependability||Uniquely formulated for specific applications in three micron sizes from 70-270.Backed by 150 years of bicarbonate experience.||Readily available technical expertise. Test cleaning lab facility. On-going research and development. Partnering with industry.|
Click here for a detailed description of each of the fourteen formulations in the ARMEX® Blast Media family of products.
ARMEX® works best when used with equipment specifically designed for sodium bicarbonate. Click here for information about sodium bicarbonate blasting equipment.
Surface Preparation is proud to be the #1 distributor in the world for ARMEX® media. Contact us today for information about using ARMEX® in your blasting or cleaning applications.