Industrial Coatings and Repair Compsite Company Uses New Approach to Surface Preparation

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Belzona Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial coatings and repair composite products, is announcing a new alternative for surface preparation.

Belzona Inc., a leading provider of industrial coatings and industrial repair composites, is using a new alternative approach for surface preparation in situations when grit blasting is otherwise impossible. This new approach is an innovative process known as brittle blasting. The method both removes corrosion and generates an anchor profile (also known as an anchor pattern) by utilizing a specially designed rotary bristle tool.

Although most major industrial coatings manufacturers prefer that a substrate undergoes abrasive grit blasting prior to coating, which yields ideal results for product-to-surface adhesion, it is not always feasible. Lack of access, time, or money can preclude optimum surface preparation. Some coating applications are also too small to warrant blasting. Until recently, these scenarios were often compromised with grinding techniques that caused low production rates and high worker fatigue while producing at best a lackluster anchor profile.

In an effort to acquire a substitute for surface preparation that does not greatly sacrifice quality or convenience, Belzona intensely researched and lab tested several alternatives. Belzona recently conducted full scale testing and has found that bristle blasting can meet SSPC SP-11 on most substrates. Production rates, while not fast enough to accommodate large coating and industrial composite applications, are acceptable and vastly superior to grinding. Overall, Belzona Inc. found bristle blasting to offer a very appealing alternative in situations where conventional open blasting is not possible.

For more information about this new approach to industrial repair composites and coatings, visit

About Belzona Inc:
As the manufacturer of industrial coatings and repair composites since 1952, Belzona provides a wide variety of solutions to rebuild, repair and maintain machinery, equipment and building structures. Belzona's local on-site Technical Consultants analyze the situation, recommend the solution, and supervise the application. With their Global Distribution Network covering more than 120 countries and 24-hour Technical Support, Belzona is established in the forefront of industry by serving such markets as oil and gas, power, marine, and water/wastewater.

Ray Rodriguez
Belzona Inc.    
2000 NW 88th Court
Miami FL 33172


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