Frequently Asked Questions
How does dry ice blasting work?
Unlike other types of blasting media that have a chiseling effect, dry ice blasting actually penetrates the contaminant utilizing kinetic energy from the high-velocity dry ice particles. It creates mini-explosions upon striking the substrate and lifting the unwanted material from the surface. This non-abrasive process is commonly referred to as "Impact Flushing."
Why would I use dry ice blasting cleaning instead of a traditional blasting media?
Positive reasons for incorporating dry ice processes are numerous. First, with government bans and regulations increasing on chemical cleaning, dry ice is an environmentally safe and effective alternative to current cleaning methods, approved even in the food industry. Also. you will increase revenue by lower disposal costs, not to mention the high-end expense savings from product replacement damage incurred overtime by blasting with less friendly, abrasive media like sand, water, soda, walnut shell, bead, etc. In addition, most applications can be cleaned on-line without disassembly, and without the worry of any grit entrapment residue, freeing up hours of employee labor, ultimately saving your business countless time and money. So you may want to ask yourself..... Why would I use dry Ice Blasting to clean?
Does dry ice blasting freeze the contaminate?
No. This is a common misconception regarding technology. Contaminants are not frozen in place and then struck with a hammer to crack and then to fall on the floor. One should keep in mind that this is a cleaning and not a freezing process. The contaminate is penetrated and removed from the substrate being blasted. When the CO2 hits by a force, It turns into a gas.
Can you use dry ice to clean Hot Tools on-line?
Absolutely! In fact, with most applications involving hot tooling, the removal rate is actually increased due to thermal shock. A cool tool will typically take a bit longer to clean.
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