NLB Corporation

Wixom, MI 48393-2824


About NLB Corporation

They help control the build-up of rubber and other residues that reduce airplane traction (keeping runway friction values within the accepted range) and remove old runway markings at the same time.


29830 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393-2824
United States

More Info on NLB Corporation

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  NLB water jetting systems for runway marking removal and rubber removal work faster and more thoroughly than abrasive methods, without pavement damage or environmental concerns. They help control the build-up of rubber and other residues that reduce airplane traction (keeping runway friction values within the accepted range) and remove old runway markings at the same time.

A water jet leader for over 40 years, NLB was the first company to apply the power of UHP water jetting to runway cleaning and maintenance. NLB's patented rotating water jet technology maximizes the power of ultra-high pressure (UHP) water - up to 40,000 psi, or 2,800 bar - and sets the standard for runway maintenance productivity.

Company Details

Complete marking and rubber removal
NLB introduced the first fully-integrated, closed-loop system for highways and runways in 1995 and has been adding innovative features ever since. Water jetting has many advantages:
• completely removes markings, coatings, thermal epoxies, curing compound, and rubber build-up
• works quickly, minimizing runway downtime
• cleans deep into runway grooves
• leaves concrete and asphalt undamaged
• creates a stronger bond for restriping
• eliminates dust and debris with optional vacuum recovery
• saves labor, since fewer operators are needed
• uses NO abrasive media or chemicals

Powerful rotating water jets
NLB can custom-engineer complete systems to meet customer requirements. The automated STARJETTM performs marking, rubber and line removal as it drives along the runway. It integrates all the UHP water jetting components (NLB rotating nozzle assembly, ULTRA-CLEAN 40® pump unit, water tank) on a heavy-duty truck. The water jet nozzles are mounted to a robotic arm on the front, using UHP water fed from the pump unit. The driver hydraulically raises and lowers the nozzle assembly and positions it where he needs it. A vacuum system recovers the water and debris.

Advanced features and options:
• Vacuum recovery
• Highest production rates in the industry
• Articulated robotic arm with proportional controls
• Semi-automated controls for skip line removal
• In-cab video with 3 cameras (2 front, 1 rear)
• Dedicated horsepower for each component to increase productivity

Smaller systems available
The StarJet SRV-1 is a more compact system with more maneuverability.  NLB also offers the STRIPEJET™ for short-line jobs like aprons, gate areas and even parking decks. A semi-automated VORTEX™ is available for smaller marking removal jobs that cannot justify complete systems but are too big for manual water jetting.

NLB is the only company that designs and builds its own UHP pumps and supporting equipment. NLB has more applications experience, more in-house engineering and more manufacturing capacity than anyone in the industry. Please contact us for further details and application advice.

Products and Press Releases

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Water Jet Units

April 29, 2015
UltraGreen high-pressure water jet pump units, the latest convertible units from NLB Corp., feature environmentally friendly Tier 4F engines that comply with the latest EPA emissions...
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Taxiway / Ramp Maintenance & Training


Jan. 13, 2010
The STARJET system From NLB Corp. is designed to remove runway markings. Rotating water jets (up to 40,000 psi) remove up to 7,000 feet per hour, without damaging runway. Self...
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Taxiway / Ramp Maintenance & Training

Vortex 36-9950-15A

Jan. 4, 2010
It is lightweight and rugged, with hard rubber wheels and vacuum recovery of water and debris.
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Taxiway / Ramp Maintenance & Training


Jan. 4, 2010
It offers the same rotating water jet technology (and optional vacuum recovery) with a shorter wheelbase and tighter turning radius.
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Shop Equipment

Water jet units

April 20, 2009
The NLB 225 Series convertible water jet units offer a pressure range of 8,000 to 40,000 psi. Conversions require a simple kit and most can be completed in about 20 minutes. Each...

Articles & News

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Runway Management

A Runway Washing Star

April 1, 2020
NLB Corporation's StarJet line of trucks gives airports the power to remove rubber and runway markings with ease.
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Airports & Municipalities

Water Jet Conversion

April 15, 2012
NLB 125 water jet units now convertible to 40,000 psi


Jim Van Dam

Marketing Services Mgr.

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