PeakTimes Moments: Wales, ready for coating


In this Peak Times Moments, we visit an area with a mixture of cities, towns, villages and open countryside: Wales. Amidst this captivating backdrop, our latest field trial came to life, offering a profound analysis of a project that sought to explore the intriguing comparison of Bristle Blaster® VS Grit Blasting.

This field trial, led by Kevin Jones, formerly the Senior Technical Manager at Wales & West Utilities, ventured into real-life scenarios, gathering data and uncovering valuable insights. With a focus on practical applications, this comprehensive analysis offers a fresh perspective for professionals seeking innovative solutions.

Wales & West Utilities, a leading utility company headquartered in Newport, Wales, operates in both Wales and the south-west of England, bearing the vital responsibility of delivering gas to over 7.5 million people across its extensive service area. With a strong emphasis on safety and reliability, the company ensures that its customers  receive an uninterrupted gas supply and round-the-clock emergency services for any gas-related incidents.

The Bristle Blaster® field trial results, have yielded noteworthy outcomes. This innovative surface preparation technique has demonstrated its effectiveness, showcasing distinct advantages over traditional methods like grit blasting.

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Preparation is everything!

Preparation is everything

Coating Removal Guide: Surface Preparation for Coatings & Sealants

Every specific coating depending on it’s adhesion mechanism has it’s specific needs for surface profile. We like it uniform by density, regularity, and angularity. Via Keyence 3D analytical optic scans, the surface can be checked by hundreds of parameters. In this book we concentrate on Rpc, Rz and Ra values.

Surface Preparation ‘Bible’

Surface Preparation & Coating Application

In cooperation with Mr. Fitzsimmons and Corrodere UK, we are proud to show you our surface preparation book. This book is available on request and an absolute must-have. Grinding, chipping, sanding, scraping, gritblasting, waterjetting and bristle Blasting are covered topics in this book. Mr. Fitzsimmons is also famous for the Coating Atlas


Dustless blasting machine

Dustless blasting machine

The dustless blasting machine is an innovative device that can be effectively used to remove paint, rust, dirt and other coatings from various surfaces. Using water and environmentally friendly blasting agents, this machine can be used without creating dust clouds, making it a safe and clean option for different types of projects. The dustless blasting machine offers a quick and thorough way of cleaning and restoring surfaces, making it a worthwhile investment for professionals in various industries.

How does dustless blasting work?

Dustless blasting is an efficient and cost-effective method of stripping a variety of surfaces without leaving behind excessive dust and other contaminants. This blasting process is faster and takes far less time than traditional methods, as it removes impurities from the surface in a more efficient manner. The process is also much safer, as there is minimal cleanup required after job completion, limiting the amount of time and money spent on the cleanup process.

Dustless blasting equipment

Dustless blasting equipment is becoming increasingly popular because of its efficiency and environmental friendliness. This technology uses brushes to remove paint, rust and dirt from surfaces without producing dust. This provides a cleaner workplace and minimizes the impact on the environment. Companies in various industries, such as automotive and construction, are using this innovative method of dustless blasting for their projects. With dustless blasting equipment from Montipower, they can achieve quick and effective results without the drawbacks of traditional blasting.

Bristle Blaster® the ultimate dustless blasting machine

The Bristle Blaster® is MontiPower’s dustless blasting machine. The grit-free patented Bristle Blaster® is able to produce a surface quality comparable to grit blasting both in cleaning of the object and in roughness capacity:

– surface cleanliness of Sa 2.5 or SSPC-SP 10

– roughness capacity up to 120 μm Rz (ca. average 65-83 μm Rz on API 5L steel)

The major advantages of the power tools over traditional blasting methods are their simplicity in use and their relatively low cost. This is because the surface is prepared with a light, handheld machine. Other alternatives to grit blasting that are used to work smaller areas are also unable to prepare a surface profile suitable for industrial coating. In addition, these other alternatives to grit blasting usually cannot meet the surface cleanliness and roughness requirements, which is possible with the Bristle Blaster®.

Bristle Blasting is ideally suited for portable usage as no protective suits with closed system respiratory equipment are required and no complex machinery or other grit media recovery equipment is needed. Only the application of standard personal protective equipment (PPE) is recommended for the eyes, face, hands and respiratory. Apart from the materials removed, no other additional or environmentally harmful waste products are produced.

How do the alternative dustless blasting machines work?

MontiPower’s dustless blasting tools are manually operated tools equipped with a rotating brush. Due to the specially designed curved brush tips, the surface is cleaned quickly and easily, with similar results to traditional grit blasting. Because the tips are released with a great deal of force from behind the tools’ accelerator bar, they immediately retract from the surface, providing the same roughness as with grit blasting. In this way, the Bristle Blaster® offers all the advantages of grit blasting, including the high-quality result. This makes MontiPower power tools for many markets the relatively cheap, easy to operate and effective alternative to the traditional grit blasting machine.

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Frits Doddema

Frits Doddema

Author of MontiPower®

Leadership | Sales | Marketing | Development

Our CEO Frits Doddema, born in 1970, has a background in Industrial Coatings since 1998. He worked for Sigma Marine Coatings The Netherlands, Carboline Coatings for Germany/Central Europe, STOPAQ BV from the Netherlands, and SealforLife Industries before he joined MONTI - Werkzeuge GmbH in 2018. Since 2008 he works as the CEO/Partner.

He is passionate about alternating solutions which make a true difference. Nothing is impossible is his credo. To make the impossible possible, Frits and the management believe in just one idea to make it happen and to turn the company in a great firm. The innovative approach for game-changing blasting and paint solutions is hands-on keeping in mind the difficult field circumstances for operators, respecting nature and long term costs. The mission is to avoid any disagreement over quality of prep work and coating. Frits and his team push for non-hazardous long term corrosion prevention solutions to overcome any hassle out of a coating job ensuring the best possible bond. The world’s best coatings deserve the world’s best surface preparation. Like in daily life, preparation is everything. From different perspectives like Safety, Health, Ergonomics, Productivity, Recyclability, Co2 neutrality of the plant and the coating process, Substrate Compatibility, Corrosion Resistance, Frits and team are driven to come with improved unique contribution solutions to existing and new end markets.


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