Shipbuilding & Repair

bristle blaster surface preparation tool for shipbuilding and repair

The Bristle Blaster is lightweight, flexible and mobile, making it the ideal grit blasting alternative in shipbuilding and repair

Sureseal Surface and Wet Tolerant Protective Coating is applied to offshore steelwork which had suffered corrosion damage

Cactus delivers rapid curing underwater applications and erosion and corrosion resistant solutions that protect equipment and structures

surface preparation technology and composites and coatings technology for shipbuilding and repair

Technology that repairs and protects, providing end-to-end solutions for the marine industry

Cactus Surface Preparation technology and steel and concrete repair Composites and Coatings repair and protect marine structures and equipment. Our solutions even extend operating life in the most extreme conditions.

In ship construction, Bristle Blasting has proven a perfect solution for weld seam preparation, especially in areas where the use of conventional blast equipment is not possible (such as in ballast water tanks).

The tool is also ideal in cleaning and profiling areas following the welding of interior ship hull areas. Bristle Blasting creates the required quality in terms of cleanliness and anchor profile. It’s a safe, easy-to-use technology that can be accurately applied without affecting healthy surfaces.

Our Composites and Coatings solutions ensure erosion and corrosion protection and UV, fire and chemical resistance for operating equipment and structures facing various temperatures and pressures.

Our rapid curing technologies ensure the most effective and efficient application and repair processes that extend component life. Cactus solutions reduce downtime and labour costs while eliminating the need for equipment replacement.

Surface preparation is the essential first step in repairing and protecting equipment and structures.

At Cactus we’re dedicated to providing you with the tools which will allow you to prepare surfaces to the highest possible standards of cleanliness and roughness.

We’re the sole official UK and Ireland distributor of Monti technology – patented surface preparation tools for the removal of corrosion, mill scale and coatings – that operate without the hassle and mess associated with conventional grit blasting:

  • Creates a surface cleanliness equivalent to SA 2.5 (SSPC-SP 10, near white metal blast cleaning)
  • Creates surface texture / anchor profile up to 120µm (Rz) / 4.72 mils
  • Environmentally friendly surface preparation; does not use or generate hazardous materials
  • Removes the need for enclosures, reprocessing or disposal of grit
  • Effective solution for surface preparation in confined spacing.

Our superior service and technical support provides bespoke end-to-end solutions and ensures you get the most out of our innovative technology.

Cactus’ Bristle Blaster, Kansai Wet and Surface Tolerant Single Layer Coating and ARC Composites and Coatings solutions are referenced in the Ministry of Defence’s WARPAINT guidance document of acceptable paint coatings for in-service and new-build Royal Naval Vessels. CLICK HERE to view it.

Cactus Composite and Coatings solutions repair and protect ship building equipment and structures to eliminate corrosion and reduce the effects of erosion.

Composites and Coatings technology is also engineered for in-situ application to wet, oil contaminated and underwater surfaces and includes:

Bristle Blaster has been used in the following locations and these serve as references for the effectiveness and usefulness of the product in the Shipbuilding and ship repair business:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Babcock International
  • BAE Systems
  • Nordic Yards
  • Scandlines
  • Egyptian Navy
  • Mexican Marina
  • Shipyard Begej
  • US Navy
  • US Coast Guard
  • DCNS Toulon / French Navy
  • Great Lakes Shipyard
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Lürssen
  • MEYER WERFT
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine
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