What is Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting, also called dry ice cleaning, is an environmentally sustainable cleaning and surface preparation technique. Dry ice blast cleaning machines use recycled solid carbon dioxide (CO2) pellets or MicroParticles, which are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate. Dry Ice Blasting is a FDA and USDA approved cleaning method.
Dry ice cleaning is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-toxic, and non-flammable, giving several advantages over other cleaning methods. CO2 blasting is also chemical free, water free, and does not create secondary waste streams
What can Dry Ice Blasting be used for?
The simple answer almost anything! Because dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-toxic, and non-flammable it can be used in about every single industry.
Several of these applications include Adhesive Removal, Asphalt Removal, Automotive Restoration, Coatings & Corrosion Removal, Coffee Roaster Cleaning, Composite Tool Cleaning, Core Box Cleaning, General Equipment Cleaning, Historical Restoration, Graffiti Removal, Mold Cleaning, Nonwoven Die Cleaning, Parts Finishing, Remediation, Surface Preparation, and Weld Line Cleaning.
Is Dry Ice Blasting effective for Fire & Smoke cleanup?
Fire and smoke not only damages surfaces and materials, but it also causes a strong odor, which permeates throughout structures. Traditional cleaning methods to remove smoke damage, such as hand scraping, are labor intensive and don’t remove odor, while other methods like soda or sand blasting create large amounts of secondary waste that need to be cleaned up as well.
Is Dry Ice Blasting hazardous and is it going to harm the environment?
Unlike blasting with other media, dry ice cleaning does not leave any secondary waste, because the dry ice particles sublimate upon impact – converting from solid to gas. Dry ice cleaning is safe and non-toxic, does not create downstream contamination and reduces or eliminates employee exposure to dangerous chemical cleaning agents.