Dry ice blasting, also known as dry ice cleaning, is a revolutionary blasting method that use dry ice pellets (CO₂ in solid form) as a blasting media. The result is a completely dry, non-abrasive cleaning method with no secondary waste. The dry ice pellets vaporize immediately upon contact with the surface being cleaned. Only the coating (contaminants, ect.) that has been removed remains to be disposed of.
Dry Ice blasting does a superior job preparing surfaces for painting because it provides the “cleanest” surface available.
When dry ice is blasted across a surface, the dry ice particles penetrates deep into any pores, profiles, grooves, or crevices until it makes contact with the inner most surface. At this point it sublimes and expands 800 times its size thereby removing any possible contaminant not just on the surface, but deep within the surface.
This deep clean is revolutionizing surface preparation because the cleaner the surface, the better a coating will bond, and therefore, the longer it will last. In addition, ice blasting removes all microorganisms and oils as well which can contribute to paint failure if they are not removed.
Coatings can be applied immediately after the surface is ice blasted because it is completely dry. If the surface is already wet, ice blasting will dry out the wet surface. Collectively, these characteristics of ice blasting provide the cleanest possible surface for application and coating, as well as the best surface for the paint to bond.
These qualities, compared to other methods, produce the greatest longevity for the paint’s lifespan.
Dry ice blasting is completely non-toxic and no hazardous chemicals are used. Costs connected with the disposal of blasting media, chemicals or solvents are saved.
Dry ice cleaning produces no waste products. Only the contaminant that has been removed remains to be disposed of, and this can usually be swept or vacuumed from the floor.
Dry ice blasting is a non-abrasive cleaning solution where dry ice pellets (CO₂ in solid form) are used as a blasting media. The dry ice pelets vaporize immediately on contact with the surface being cleaning. Dry ice cleaning is a completely dry process, so even delicate electrical equipment and wiring can be cleaned without damage. Since surfaces are treated extremey gently, wear and tear is avoided.
The combination of extremely high cleaning speeds and a wide range of nozzles means that even normally inaccessible items can be cleaned rapidly. No blasting media are left on chains and drives, etc.