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SodaBlast Systems Completes New Assembly Plant

13 February 2008

SodaBlast Systems LLC has completed construction on an additional 10,000 square foot assembly plant in Houston, Texas (USA) for the company's eco-friendly, mobile boat hull cleaning systems.

'With marinas and boatyards stepping up their efforts to minimize the impact of their operations on the environment, the demand for our unique, mobile SodaBlasting machines is growing exponentially,' said Benny LeCompte of SodaBlast Systems. 'The new plant doubles our assembly area and allows us to triple production to meet this demand,' he added.

Eco-friendly SodaBlasting uses a special formulation of non-toxic sodium bicarbonate - baking soda - to remove paint and marine growth from boat bottoms without harming the gelcoat.

In the SodaBlasting process, a non-destructive stream of air-driven, specially formulated baking soda under high pressure is first used to strip the antifouling paint and open the blister. Then, to prepare the surface for repair and repainting, the affected area around the blister is feathered by split-second, swirled 'micro-blasting'. This finishes the surface in preparation for repair. The entire process can be accomplished in 1/10 the time as traditional techniques, resulting in a properly prepared surface that is ready for blister repair and painting.

The SodaBlasting hull cleaning service is available from a network of over 140 company-trained, Preferred SodaBlasting Contractors worldwide.

Posted by: John

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