What is Dry Ice Blasting (Cleaning)?
Dry ice blasting is similar to glass blasting, sand bead blasting or soda blasting where media is accelerated in a pressurized air stream to impact a surface to be cleaned and/or prepared. But that is where the similarity ends. Instead of using hard abrasive media to grind on a surface (and damage it), dry ice blasting uses soft dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the
Dry ice blasting is also known by several names:
• Environmentally Sustainable Cleaning, etc.
• Dry Ice Blasting
• Dry Ice Cleaning
• CO2 Blasting
• Dry Ice Dusting
Dry ice blasting has many unique and superior benefits over traditional blasting media; therefore, it’s a suitable solution for many general cleaning applications. It is a non-abrasive, non conductive cleaning method and nonflammable, and environmentally responsible which contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit media. Can also be used to remove production residue, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms. Dry ice blasting is clean and approved for use in the food industry, allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly and can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical
parts or creating fire hazards. It is as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as removing weld slag from tooling.