Dry Ice Blasting
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Dry Ice Blasting and How it Works

Dry Ice Blasting is similar to conventional sand or shot blasting but uses solid dry ice pellets in place of abrasive materials. With the ability to safely clean a multitude of industrial surfaces, CO2 blasting removes virtually any unwanted contaminant without harm to equipment. And unlike other forms of blast cleaning, CO2 blasting will not add any unwanted or contaminated blast media to the worksite or environment.

How Do We Do This?

We blast rice sized granules of solid CO2 at a surface using compressed air. When the dry ice pellets hit the layer of contaminant a temperature differential between the substrate and the contaminant breaks down the contaminant and allows the dry ice to penetrate and rapidly expand into its gas state. This literally blasts contaminants away and leaves behind a clean surface without chemical action or abrasives. The underlying equipment surface is left clean, completely dry and undamaged as the waste falls away.

video: Dry Ice Blasting in action
Aero C100 dry ice blasting system
Dry Ice Blasting Machine
photo courtesy of Cold Jet.

Animated clip on "how dry blasting works"
video courtesy of Cold Jet.

CO2 Blasting Successfully Removes:

  • Inks
  • Resins
  • Laminates
  • Adhesives
  • Oil
  • Grease
  • Tar
  • Wax
  • Carbon
From Surfaces Including:

  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Chrome
  • Plastic
  • Electrical Circuit Boards
  • Tar
Envirotech CO2 Quick Facts:

  • Envirotech CO2 blasting safely eliminates a wide variety of surface contaminates

  • It's a non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-corrosive and completely dry process

  • It can be used in the lightest to the most aggressive of commercial and industrial applications

  • It's suitable for electronics and in food grade environments

  • It leaves no residual blast media, which means less down-time and fewer environmental headaches.