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Blastrac Runway Retexturing & Rubber / Marking Removal

Blastrac

Blastrac was established more than a hundred years ago. In the early 1980s, the company invented the first mobile shot blast cleaning machine. Since then, Blastrac has developed a complete portfolio with machines specially designed for airport applications, which includes:

  • Shot blasting machines for runway retexturing, line and rubber removal
  • Scarifying machines for line removal and profiling runways

Blastrac’s techniques are highly efficient whilst being mechanically and environmentally friendly. There is no projection of gas, dust or particles, no use of chemical products and no waste of drinking water.

Using shot blasting and scarifying on runways

Blastrac’s environmentally friendly methods of surface preparation ensure no valuable drinking water or chemicals are used and that the blasting abrasive is recyclable.

They are the preferred method for runway maintenance because they achieve the following:

  • Increase the lifetime of existing runways by up to 5 years
  • Recreate micro and macro texture on the surface and will therefore reinforce the grip
  • Quick and easy removal of rubber and markings on runways with minimal traffic disruption
  • Improve light reflection and optical effects, as well as reduce vibrations and noise levels during take-off and landing

Blastrac’s shot blasting and scarifying technologies can treat up to 3,000m²/h on concrete or asphalt surfaces and, once the surface has been treated, it is ready for immediate use or the application of paint or protective coating.

Shot blasting and scarifying can be used to remove rubber and markings from runways, as well as maintain and renovate taxiways, air terminals and parking areas.

Shot blasting retexturing systems

Blastrac’s shot blasting machines offer the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly and high-performance technology for runway maintenance, improving runway safety, as well as marking and rubber removal.

Blasting improves skid-resistance on asphalt and concrete surfaces, which become polished. Shot blasting with a Blastrac machine removes debris and excessive surface asphalt, such as rubber on airport runways.

Improvement of micro and macro textures with the Blastrac shot blasting retexturing process has repeatedly proved to be extremely effective. In all cases, it will bring the surface microtexture back to its original state or better. Shot blasting is also the only technology that creates both macro and micro textures on asphalt and concrete surfaces.

Scarifying machines

Blastrac’s scarifying machines are suitable for line or marking removal of thick and elastic materials such as thermoplastic. The principle of the operation is simple but very effective; a rotating drum with a variety of different cutters is loosely fitted onto lateral shafts.

Blastrac’s scarifiers are not only suitable for line marking removal, but also for the removal of thin overlays of a few millimetres of asphalt and concrete surfaces. Depending on the job size, you can choose between a medium-size scarifier or the larger model. Both versions are available in either electric or petrol.

All scarifiers have been specifically designed to have the maximum amount of weight cantered above the drum shaft. They also have an extra heavy drum for additional downforce.

Please take a look at the ‘Products & Services’ page to get a small overview of our surface preparation equipment for rubber removal, marking removal and improving both macro and micro texture on runways.

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Press Release

Blastrac’s 900VMB Vertical Steel Blaster Used to Clean Ship Hold in Canada

Blastrac recently cleaned the walls of a ship's hold using its 900VMB vertical steel blaster. It was used in combination with a mobile crane in order to create a winch system. The surface to be cleaned was extremely rusty and still the Blastrac 900VMB generated a nice and clean profile.

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Blastrac European Headquarters

Utrechthaven 12

3433 PN, Nieuwegein

Netherlands

+31 0 3060 18866 +31 0 3060 18333 www.blastrac.eu

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Press Release

17 August 2016

Blastrac recently cleaned the walls of a ship's hold using its 900VMB vertical steel blaster. It was used in combination with a mobile crane in order to create a winch system. The surface to be cleaned was extremely rusty and still the Blastrac 900VMB generated a nice and clean profile.

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Regional Offices

Blastrac European Headquarters

Utrechthaven 12

3433 PN, Nieuwegein

Netherlands

+31 0 3060 18866 +31 0 3060 18333 www.blastrac.eu
Blastrac Poland Sp. z o.o.

Golina, ul. Dworcowa 47E

63-200 Jarocin

Poland

+48 (0) 62 740 41 50 +48 (0) 62 740 41 51
Blastrac France

ZI-29, Avenue des Temps Modernes

86360 Chasseneuil du Poitou

France

+33 0 549 004 920 +33 0 549 004 921
Blastrac Spain/Portugal

Calle Copernico, 16

Nave 2

28820 Coslada

Spain

+34 91 660 10 65 +34 91 672 72 11
Blastrac UK

Unit 2a, Outgang Lane

Dinnington

Sheffield

South Yorkshire

S25 3QY

United Kingdom

+44 1909 569 118 +44 1909 567 570
Blastrac Germany/Austria

Richard-Byrd-Str. 15

50829 Köln

Germany

+49 0 221 709 032 0 +49 0 221 709 032 22
Blastrac Italy

S.S.10 Padana Inferiore, 41

29012 Caorso

Italy

+39 0523 814 241 +39 0523 814 245
Blastrac Ukraine

Nezalezhnosti 14, of. 21

07400 Brovary

Ukraine

+38 0 44 222 51 28 +38 0 44 277 98 29

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