Industrial Division

Dry Ice Blasting The Process

Dry ice cleaning is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting, where a medium is accelerated in a pressurized air stream to impact a surface to be cleaned or prepared. But that's where the similarity ends!

  1. Before
  2. After
  1. Before
  2. After

Before & After

  • Non-abrasive, non-flammable, non-conductible cleaning method.
  • Environmentally-friendly and contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit media.
  • Meets USDA, FDA, and EPS guidelines.
  • Clean and approved for use in the food industry.
  • Allows most items to be cleaned in place without time-consuming disassembly.
  • Can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts of creating fire hazards.
  • Can be used to remove production residues, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms.
  • Can be used for applications as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as removing weld slag from tooling.
  • Can be used for many general cleaning applications
Cleaning Method Secondary Waste Electrically Conductive Abrasive Toxic Effectiveness
Dry Ice No No No No Excellent
Sand Blasting Yes No Yes * Good
Soda Blasting Yes No Yes * Good
Water Blasting Yes Yes No * OK
Solvents / Chemicals Yes N/A No Yes Limited
Power Tools No N/A Yes N/A Limited
Hand Tools No N/A Yes N/A Limited

*Upon contact, traditional blasting materials become contaminated when used to clean hazardous substances/objects. These blasting materials are also then classified as toxic waste and require appropriate safe disposal.

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