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Shot blasting

A technique that we use for blasting surfaces is bullet blasting. Bullet blasting is also known as throwing or blastrac blasting.

Bullet blasting: this is how it works

With shot blasting, steel “balls” are blown against the surface with a throwing wheel. The abrasive is reused several times through the use of a closed circuit. Dust and dirt are sealed off by an air stream and removed by the vacuum cleaner. Bullet blasting is also known as blastrac blasting, by blasting machines from the manufacturer Blastrac.

Applications of throw blasting

Throw blasting has various applications, such as roughening, cleaning and finishing surfaces. For example, it is very suitable for removing top layers such as paint and epoxy, it can be used to remove road markings, improves the anti-slip layer on footpaths and can also be used for aesthetic effects for roads and motorways.

Benefits of shot blasting

Throw blasting or shot blasting has many advantages:

  • Bullet blasting is applicable on different types of surfaces such as concrete, steel, asphalt and plastic
  • Low-dust blasting with direct dust extraction
  • Very environmentally friendly way of blasting, without the use of chemical products
  • Suitable for multiple applications such as roughening and cleaning
  • Immediate application of the finishing layer possible (even during blasting)
  • No loss of time due to cleaning up
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Bullet of throw blasting? Choose Nieuwenhuis

Are you curious about the possibilities of sandblasting for your projects? At Nieuwenhuis we have been working as a specialist in the preparation of floors and surfaces for more than 30 years. We work for clients in various sectors such as road and construction companies, governments, shipyards,

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