USA: The Airblast AFC joint venture of UK-based blast booth supplier Airblast Ltd and US spray booth and painting equipment company AFC Finishing Systems has recently supplied a US$1·4m wagon painting facility to a customer in Ohio.

This includes blast, paint and drying booths 27 m long and 9 m wide. Four blast machines enable up to four operators to work on a job, with personnel lifts for staff safety and comfort.

The Airflex Recovery Floor with flexible scrapers enables automatic recovery of abrasive materials from blast booths. These can be produced in six standard widths and to any length, and utilise all the floor space so that operators do not have to manually recover abrasive. It requires less than 150 mm of ground work.l