Cold Jet dry ice blasting is a revolutionary cleaning process that uses small particles of dry ice to blast away surface contaminants. The unique benefit of this technology is that the blast media disappears on impact!

 

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The process is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting where a media is accelerated in a pressurised air stream to impact a surface to be cleaned - but that's where the similarity ends.

 

Instead of using hard abrasive media to abrade a surface (and damage it), dry ice blasting uses softer dry ice, accelerated at supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable item off the underlying substrate. If you are interested in the technical detail, please see the How CO2 Blasting Works page.Adhesive buildup.JPG


 
Dry ice blasting has many unique and superior benefits over traditional blasting media. Dry ice blasting:

  • is a non-abrasive, non-flammable and non-conductive cleaning method
  • is environmentally-friendly and contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit media
  • is 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 or creating fire hazards
  • can be used to remove production residues, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms
  • can be 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

Cold Jet dry ice blasting uses compressed air to accelerate frozen carbon dioxide (CO2) "dry ice" pellets to a high velocity. A compressed air supply of 80 PSI/50 scfm can be  used in this process. Dry ice pellets can be made on-site or supplied. Pellets are made from food grade carbon dioxide, and Cold Jet dry ice blasting has been specifically approved by the FDA, the EPA and the USDA.