Surface preparation solutions

Surface preparation exists in many different forms. Whenever a metal surface needs to be stripped of rust, coatings, mill scale or other dirt, there are various possibilities for this. The traditionally best known form of surface preparation is abrasive blasting, such as grit blasting, bead blastingwheel blasting and vacuum blasting. The surface is cleaned and prepared by applying an abrasive under high pressure. A common form, which has been used for many years, but nevertheless also has the necessary disadvantages. MontiPower, with the Bristle Blaster® and MBX®, responds to these disadvantages and offers the solution for surface preparation with a revolutionary technique.

The disadvantages and solutions for surface preparation

Despite the fact that abrasive blasting has been done for quite some time, several disadvantages of this method of surface preparation have come to light over the years. But what are these disadvantages really? And in what way do MontiPower power tools offer the solution for surface preparation?

Disadvantage 1: abrasive blasting can be dangerous

One of the biggest disadvantages of traditional forms of surface preparation is that they can be very dangerous. Not only are they often hard on the surface, but people, animals and the environment can also be damaged by frequent abrasive blasting. The best-known example of this is sandblasting, which is one of the first forms of abrasive blasting developed and has been the most widely used for many years. This involved the use of quartz sand, which falls apart into very small particles during the blasting process. Research showed that inhaling the particles could have very harmful effects on human health, and in the worst case even fatal consequences. It caused sandblasting to be banned worldwide in numerous countries.

Not only sandblasting; other forms of surface preparation can also be very harmful. Another good example, chemical surface preparation, in which the metal surface is cleaned using an acid solution. This acid – usually hydrochloric acid – is a very aggressive agent, which, when coming into contact with it, can have the necessary harmful effects. Moreover, when using this acid, harmful fumes can be created, which can affect not only people, but also the nearby environment.

How does MontiPower offer the solution for surface preparation?

MontiPower attaches great importance to safety and health. The various power tools are therefore developed in such a way that they are considered safer than the traditional forms of surface preparation. For instance, no processing under high pressure takes place, no abrasives or other (harmful) substances are used and in the design of the Bristle Blaster® and MBX®, ergonomics have also been taken into account. In this way, surface preparation is made easier in a safe and healthy way.

Disadvantage 2: surface preparation is difficult to carry out

Preparing different types of surfaces is a job that needs to be done accurately. On the one hand, it is important that the surface is removed from rust, coatings and dirt as effectively as possible, but when the impact of the abrasive is too strong, damage to the object may occur. The balance in this is difficult to determine when using blasting machines. For this reason, surface preparation is not an easy job for private individuals to perform. For this reason, it is advisable to have the surface preparation with abrasive blasting carried out by a professional company at all times. This will always make you dependent on an external party, and the surface preparation will also be a relatively expensive job.

How does MontiPower offer the solution for surface preparation?

MontiPower’s Bristle Blaster® and MBX® are the only manually operated power tools in the world that can be used for surface preparation. Because the devices are hand-operated and very easy to use, the Bristle Blaster® and MBX® can be easily operated by yourself. The revolutionary technology with which the power tools are equipped ensures that surfaces are prepared and cleaned thoroughly yet accurately, so you do not have to worry about any damage to the object. Because the tools are easily operated by yourself, you are no longer dependent on an outside party.

Disadvantage 3: surface preparation is harmful to the environment and nature

Earlier, we mentioned the fact that the traditional forms of surface preparation can have very negative effects on human health. But not only human beings; also on the environment and the surrounding nature, the different forms of abrasive blasting can have very harmful effects. For example, the environment can be polluted with released abrasives and chemical substances can affect the environment and nature.

How does MontiPower provide the solution for surface preparation?

MontiPower’s Bristle Blaster® and MBX® responds in several ways to the disadvantages of abrasive blasting in terms of environmental and natural pollution. First, MontiPower’s power tools do not use loose abrasives. Also, chemical agents that can be harmful to the environment and nature are not used with the Bristle Blaster® and MBX®. Moreover, the brush belts of MontiPower’s tools can be returned for recycling after use. It makes the Bristle Blaster® and MBX® the solution in the field of surface preparation.

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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