Dry ice blasting uses for the plastics & rubber industry.Cut daily mould cleaning time by about 80%
simply by cleaning moulds hot and in place
Clean mould cavities are a major concern for plastic part
manufacturers in maintaining todays high quality standards.
The build-up of unwanted surface residues from either the
product mix itself, mould releases or the labelling process
can create various problems, ranging from product release
(knock out) to inferior product quality and possible damage
Flash on the product also creates challenges for manufacturers.
Mould halves leave a parting line in the final product, and that
parting line, or flash, must be removed for product quality.
Traditional cleaning and deflashing methods involve tedious and
ineffective manual processes using chemicals and hand tools.
The Dry Ice Blasting cleaning process provides a non-abrasive
and environmentally responsible method that allows moulds
and products to be cleaned in a fraction of the time, allowing
increased cycles between preventive maintenance. In addition,
moulds can be cleaned hot and in-place, without water,
chemicals or creation of secondary waste.
Today, even the back 1/3 of the blow-mold surface and the
entire deep-cavity injection molds used to make test-tube
shaped slugs are cleaned by dry ice blasting whereas it used
to have to be cleaned by hand.