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.

The runway is your single most crucial asset. 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.

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.




When you engage RETEX to service your runway, you will be in good hands.

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 with no job to small or large, from overlay preparations to regular compliance maintenance programs and even one-off rubber cleaning on remote aerodrome runways.