If you consider high-pressure water blasting as your chosen runway rubber removal option, then take comfort - the world’s largest water blasting unit is here in Australia.

RETEX are specialists in managing high movement runway rubber removal. We operate a safe, reliable, and prompt water blasting capacity, which won’t impede flight movements or airport operations.

Every time an aeroplane lands, it deposits about 500 grams to roughly a kilogram of rubber on the runway. When the rubber accumulates, it doesn’t just make black marks on the surface; it begins to reduce the friction needed for safe aircraft landings.

When rubber is removed from a runway, it is about restoring the friction.

RETEX is there to support you by providing state of the art, world-first high-pressure water blasting technology, which doesn’t leave FOD on the pavement or use harmful chemicals to remove the rubber. There should be ZERO negative impact with correctly done water blasting, which means no loss of runway life because the friction level is the most critical aspect of the surface, not the appearance.

A compromised or damaged surface can cost an airport millions of dollars in runway life.

RETEX can mobilise anywhere in Australia, servicing even remote and regional aerodromes. Grooved, flat, concrete, or asphalt pavements are suitable for rubber removal using water blasting.





You will be in good hands when you engage RETEX to service your runway.

Stripping build-up via a series of finely tuned blast heads, the EHR Cleanstar removes rubber deposits with ease. A fully encapsulated vacuum unit attached to the vehicle will pick up all rubber and debris upon removal. Only one pass is required to provide a clean, high friction surface ready for take-off and landing.

Further, our in-house project management team will ensure that we will handle all your removal requirements, safety regulations, and security measures with the sensitivity and professionalism that your organisation demands. All our licenced operators are ASIC approved for airside works, and we provide project-specific construction methodologies, safe working procedures, and appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

RETEX can facilitate all airport and aerodrome rubber removal projects. There is no job too small or large, from overlay preparations to regular compliance maintenance programs and even one-off rubber cleaning on remote aerodrome runways.



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