Dry Ice Blasting is a revolutionary blasting method that uses small, compact dry ice pellets as the
blasting material. The dry ice pellets are accelerated in a jet of compressed air similar to that used
in traditional blasting methods.
Dry Ice Blasting is designed to replace high-pressure cleaning and other traditional blasting methods
that use materials such as sand, glass and plastic as abrasive agents. In addition, however, a wide
range of other cleaning methods that involve the use of hazardous chemicals, solvents, etc., can with
advantage be replaced by Dry Ice Blasting.
The unique feature of Dry Ice Blasting is that dry ice vaporises on contact with the surface to
be cleaned. Treated surfaces are therefore left dry and clean, without residues of detergents or
blasting materials. As the process is completely dry and non-conductive, Dry Ice Blasting can be
used where other methods are unsuitable. For example, electric motors and equipment with electric,
pneumatic or hydraulic components can be cleaned direct using Dry Ice Blasting.
Dry Ice Blasting produces no waste products. Only the coating that has been removed remains to be
disposed of, and this can usually be swept or vacuumed from the floor beneath the treated object.
Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for removing coatings such as adhesives, varnish, oil, grease, coal dust,
soot, mould release agents and bitumen - to name but a few of the materials we remove daily
using the process.
Dry Ice Blasting will often allow a company's production equipment to be cleaned while in operation
without the need for dismantling and costly downtime.
Dry Ice Blasting is non-abrasive, and surfaces are therefore treated gently. The system can thus
be used on easily-damaged surfaces like nickel, chromium and soft aluminium.
The process is dry, and no waste materials are produced. This means that cleaning can be carried
out even during short production shutdowns.