New technologies reduce the time,
cost and waste of conventional coating removal

Introducing the LaserClean and
Induction Coating Removal System

For years, industrial-scale surface cleaning has been a relatively primitive business. Sandblasting, water-jetting, soda blasting and ice blasting all require substantial amounts of resources and generate massive amounts of waste. Plus, they are time-consuming processes.

The innovation: Coating Removal through Laser and Induction Technologies

Just as digital technology has transformed other businesses, it is now changing the industrial cleaning market. By combining laser and induction cleaning, Rainbow International Restoration of Westchester can offer a high-powered cleaning system in which no grit or water is needed, stripping rate is increased, and waste disposal is minimized.

Cost Efficient • Time Saving • Environmentally Sound

A prime advantage of the Induction Coating Removal/LaserClean system is that it does not generate airborne particles. This means safer operation, no disruption of other inspection or maintenance work, and easy containment of hazardous coatings. And it’s all accomplished with considerably reduced energy consumption.

A fast and effective two-step process

ICR is conducted first to remove the bulk materials. LaserClean then follows to achieve a high level of surface cleanliness. The result is a ready-to-paint surface that meets the industry standard, delivered at a much higher speed than traditional methods.

ICR - Induction Coating Removal

Step 1
The ICR equipment generates a magnetic field in the target area, usually a conductive material like hardened steel.

Step 2
The magnetic pull induces currents inside the steel, which the steel naturally resists.

Step 3
That resistance causes a rapid surge of heat, which in turn results in rapid debonding between the coating on the surface and the substrate beneath.

Step 4
The unwanted coating releases, leaving the substrate surface smooth and clean.

LACR – LaserClean® Coating Removal

Step 1
Pulses of infared light permeate the built-up matter on the surface

Step 2
The target material absorbs the energy and heats up, while the substrate below remains cool

Step 3
The contrast in temperature causes the targeted material to separate from the substrate

Step 4
The target material either evaporates completely or dissolves into dust, which can be easily vacuumed away

Proven Performance – Kanmon Bridge, Japan

Area to be cleaned:
Approx. 20,000m2 (215278 sq. ft)

Coatings to be removed:
Zn spray coating • Phenolic zinc chromate anticorrosive paint • Phenolic micaceous iron oxide paint •Chlorinated rubber paint

Coating thickness:
500 microns to 2000 microns

Potential hazards:
Paint contained lead

Rainbow International Restoration of Westchester provides effective, efficient and environmentally friendly coating removal solutions. For more information on LaserClean and Induction Coating Removal, or any of our other services, contact us today.