Hailstorm Airsoft

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    NON biodegradable BB :Our non bio BB is an abs blend. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) blended with other polymers and bonding agents. . That's is much as we will share as far as the formula goes. Most BB manufactures have a similar characteristic however the initial formula is only a small part of the process. The properties of Abs are such.Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)) is a common thermoplastic. Its melting point is approximately 105 C (221 F).[1] It is a copolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. The proportions can vary from 15 to 35% acrylonitrile, 5 to 30% butadiene and 40 to 60% styrene. The result is a long chain of polybutadienecriss-crossed with shorter chains of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile). The nitrile groups from neighboring chains, being polar, attract each other and bind the chains together, making ABS stronger than pure polystyrene. The styrene gives the plastic a shiny, impervious surface. The butadiene, a rubbery substance, provides resilience even at low temperatures. For the majority of applications, ABS can be used between −25 and 60 C (-13 and 140 F) as its mechanical properties vary with temperature. The properties are created by rubber toughening, where fine particles of elastomer are distributed throughout the rigid matrix. Our ABS blend and strict manufacturing process has produced a very consistent BB in a wide array of environments,temperatures and playing conditions.
    Biodegradable BB :We again use a certain blend of materials to give us a extremely precise consistent product. The main chemical we use is PLA. (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester .derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch (in the United States), tapioca products (roots, chips or starch mostly in Asia) or sugarcanes (in the rest of world). It can biodegrade under certain conditions, such as the presences of oxygen and is difficult to recycle. P life or (Programmable life) is also used in our BB to help aid in the degradation process.P-Life" is a specially formulated degradant catalyst which leads polyolefin polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene, considered as non-biodegradable polymers, into "*Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics".P-Life degradant additives provide the chemical environment that subsequently and inevitably leads to the total degradation of the polyethylene product into carbon dioxide, water and a benign, non-toxic residue at the molecular level, which is then totally assimilated back into nature. So how long does it take to break down. Well that is a tough question. Break down speed depends on several factors such as UV exposure , oxygen , water and heat. However it will break down completely into carbon dioxide , water , and sugars.The Manufacturing ProcessOur BB's unlike other BB's are formed as a one piece unit right out of the thermoplastic mold. Other manufactures create two spherical hemispheres then bond them together. This process creates a ring or ridge which if not properly removed will cause feeding and jamming failures. The fore mentioned process needs extensive polishing and added quality control steps increasing the price of the end product. So we do not use that method. We use a highpressure thermoplastic injection mold that produces a one piece BB. Our molding process also gives our BB a hardened "skin" eliminating smashing and creating a more consistent BB. Getting from raw materials to a product ready for polishing is an 8 step process with 5 quality control checks in between for consistency of product.
    Our polishing process schedule and polishing media material Is what sets us apart from other manufacturer s. Our BB's undergo a 17 step polishing procedure with strict quality control in between steps. This assures media is still performing and product is receiving the best surface finishing possible. This is where the quality control is so important. Too much polishing and you remove too much material shrinking diameter of BB. Not enough polishing can leave imperfections from the mold and can cause failures and inconsistent BB's. Once the final polishing step is completed the BB's go through the strictest of quality checks ensuring spherical geometry, spherical diameter measurements, and concentricity from BB to BB. Not only does this process create symmetrical BB's but makes for incredibly reliable ammo.
    .20 NON-Bio 5000 Ct.$16.35
    [​IMG].20 Bio 5000 Ct.$16.85
    [​IMG].25 NON-Bio 5000 Ct.$17.25
    [​IMG].25 Bio 5000 Ct.$17.85
    [​IMG].28 NON-Bio 5000 Ct.$19.00
    [​IMG].28 Bio 5000 Ct.$19.75
    [​IMG].30 NON-Bio 3000 Ct.$17.10
    [​IMG].36 NON-Bio 3000 Ct.$20.50
    [​IMG].38 NON-Bio 3000 Ct.$20.85[​IMG]


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