Clean Better with Dry Ice

Cleaning With Dry Ice

Find out how dry ice blast cleaning works

Cleaning with cold?

Dry ice blasting uses the frigid temperature of dry ice “exploding” against the contaminant causing it to shrink and lose its adhesion. Dry ice is -109°F or -78°C.

Dry blasting uses small pieces of dry ice the size of rice to shoot them out of a jet nozzle with compressed air. The nozzle’s unique shape can cause the particles to accelerate faster than the speed of sound before hitting the surface to be cleaned. (see energies-12-04787 for analysis)

Other systems shave a dry ice block for softer blast cleaning material.

The dry ice is softer than sand or glass beads, so it does not spoil the substrata. It works like sandblasting or high-pressure water, or steam blasting, but with different results – often better.

The super cold temperature of the dry ice blasting against the material to be removed causes it to shrink and lose adhesion from its subsurface. Additionally, when some dry ice penetrates through the contaminated material and contacts the warmer original surface. This causes the dry ice to turn into a gas, expanding under the contaminated material speeding its removal. The combination of kinetic, thermal, and sublimation energy produces unparalleled results.

Rust, paint, oil, grease, asphalt, tar, decals, soot, dirt, ink, resins, jet exhaust tars, and adhesives are materials removed by this procedure. Only the removed material must be disposed of, as the dry ice sublimes into the atmosphere.

Dry ice blasting does not create secondary waste or chemical residues and is

  • non-abrasive

  • non-conductive,

  • non-flammable,

  • and non-toxic.

It reduces personal contact with harmful chemicals and is an environmentally friendly cleaning method approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA. Dry ice blasting can replace environmentally dangerous solvents safely and less costly.

Before repainting old corroded flaking surfaces, dry ice blast cleaning is a better way to clean and prepare the body for its new coating. The component is immediately available to paint – no waiting for drying or dangerous solvents to be removed.

Use dry ice blast cleaning to restore fire-damaged buildings and rooms – successfully removing the char and smoke damage to wood and other materials.

Many in-house uses for maintaining or cleaning equipment with dry ice blast cleaning result in reduced downtime and higher annual production. The best solution may be an experienced professional contractor who can clean your equipment safely and quickly.

Start a new business or let your existing business meet more of your customer’s needs with dry ice blast cleaning.

Before purchasing dry ice blast cleaning equipment that may cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000, consider renting dry ice blasting equipment. Also, some companies offer training for their equipment.

Find all this and more through the many professional companies presenting their equipment and services on this website.

Include your dry ice blast cleaning services or equipment here for new customer contacts.

Dry Ice Works 800-451-8684
Serving Metro-Detroit, Southeastern Michigan, and Northern Ohio.

Professional Companies Offering Services

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Equipment
Worldwide Sales & Service

At Enviro-Blast, we offer full-service dry ice blasting to many different industries.
586 756-4570
Warren, MI 48091
We are an eco-friendly industrial services company that specializes in cleaning and maintaining heavy industrial equipment and machinery.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting Inc.

We proudly serve the aerospace, defense, automotive, food & beverage, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, asphalt, concrete, and industrial cannabis and hemp for a wide variety of projects.
Los Angeles, CA
Jason Whipple

Professional Companies Offering Services

Main Office
100 Cloniger Drive
North Carolina, 27360
Tel (336) 476-9274 Ex 2

  For Dry Ice Blasting
Jacksonville, FL
904 278 6503

Professional Dry Ice Blaster

Can use average shop air.
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