Tools for surface preparation

MontiPower’s Bristle Blaster® and MBX® are the revolutionary tools in the field of surface preparation. For example, it is the only hand-held power tool in the world that can “sandblast”. The patented technology removes corrosion and coatings quickly and thoroughly, but that’s not all. The Bristle Blaster® and MBX® also create surface preparation grades comparable to Sa2½ (SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2) to Sa3 (SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1) and roughness levels as high as 120 µm Rz.

Mechanical tools for surface preparation

MontiPower’s tools for surface preparation have a number of major advantages over traditional, expensive, time-consuming and also dangerous techniques. For example, the patented Bristle Blaster® is the first portable brush belt system in the world that produces a surface roughness and end result that is qualitatively comparable to that of ‘sand blasting’. MontiPower’s surface preparation tools actually work in two ways. Firstly, the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® ensure that paint, coatings, mill scale, copper slag, and other dirt are quickly and easily removed from metal surfaces. Moreover, during the removal of such coatings and dirt, a roughness profile is generated by using a specially designed rotary brush system. This mechanical tool consists of forward-curved steel wire brush tips dynamically tuned for use in portable power tools operating at approximately 2,500 rpm.

How do surface preparation tools work?

MontiPower’s surface preparation tools are characterized by a number of unique features. The basis of the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® is a rotating, electrically driven brush. This brush is equipped with specially developed curved brush tips. In this way, the brush tips are designed to work the surface with kinetic energy equivalent to the impact of abrasive in sandblasting. Immediately after the brush tips hit the steel surface, they retreat from the surface (so-called “recoil”), resulting in both corrosion removal and a microprint that leaves a clean surface. As a result, surface preparation with the tool have a texture and visual cleanliness consistent with that of the traditional sandblasting process.

Tools for surface preparation without blasting

MontiPower®’s various power tools are a phenomenal breakthrough when it comes to “blasting without abrasive“. Partly because of this, the power tools are seen as the perfect alternative to sandblasting. Despite the fact that sandblasting has been practiced for many years, several disadvantages to this method of surface preparation have come to light over the years. For example, sandblasting is not easy to perform yourself, making it a relatively expensive and time-consuming job to outsource to a professional. In addition, sandblasting is very persistent. Not only for the surface to be prepared – which can damage it – but also for the health of people, animals and the environment. The dangers of sandblasting have even led to a ban on sandblasting in many countries, so other blasting media are now mostly used. With the arrival of MontiPower’s surface preparation tools, sandblasting will soon be a thing of the past. The patented properties of the Bristle Blaster® and the MBX® have formed the basis for new product series for surface preparation.

author frits doddema

Frits Doddema

Author of MontiPower®

Leadership | Sales | Marketing | Development

Frits is passionate about game-changing alternate products which contribute to a more sustainable world. Passively he invest in various concepts ranging from fashion glasses, hotelsahead, real estate, corrosion-resistant packaging, and in a social network software firm, and actively he devote his days to proteft steel against corrosion. He does have a 20 years trackrecord in sales, marketing, development and manufacturing of problem solving corrosion problems ranging from start-ups, scale-ups and for stockquoted corporations as CEO. The area is pipe welding, surface preparation, coating, sealing, rust passivation, insulation, inspection, testing and corrosion monitoring is my place. Fearless, as a team he enjoys changing smaller operations into larger professional companies.


During his life he has been fortunate to work with and learn from self-made entrepreneurs like Mr. Van Riemsdijk of Asito, or Frans Nooren of Stopaq, John Rich of Berry Plastics. All what is takes is to make the impossible possible. For this, a vision, mission and the right approach is needed in order to stand out versus competition. Without competition you can't win. Focus, discipline and teamwork creates our succes and joy. It binds us and makes us proudly different.


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