Most people who think about dry ice immediately go to cool special effects, interesting science experiments, or food preservation uses. There are actually many incredible uses for dry ice outside of those, and one of the most often overlooked ones is cleaning applications. Dry ice is actually used to clean a large variety of things, including highly sensitive equipment that can’t survive getting wet. Mold maintenance is an important task that has gone largely unimproved for a number of decades and dry ice blasting is ideally suited to address that and improve the standard processes of the plastics industry.
What Is Dry Ice Blasting?
When it comes to cleaning molds in the plastics industry, you need a method that is quick, reliable, can get into the smallest of spaces, and works with variable tool temperatures. In this method, tiny dry ice pellets are shot at the surface by compressed air that travels at supersonic speeds through specialty nozzles. The extreme cold temperature of the dry ice as it hits the surface causes the contaminant to become brittle while the force of the pellet hitting it helps break it off. Since dry ice doesn’t melt (it sublimates), the process of the ice turning back into gas caries the contaminants away. At the end of the process, the molds are clean and there is no residue or waste left over.
What Are The Top Benefits Of Dry Ice Blasting?
There are so many benefits of using dry ice blasting to clean molds. Dry ice blasting is faster than other cleaning methods, as well as being more economical, both of which contribute to molds being cleaned more frequently when the method is used. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, so you don’t have to worry about molds being damaged either. Finally, dry ice blasting is an environmentally friendly choice (there is no secondary waste involved), and it is safer for employees since it doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals.
How Good Are The Results Of Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting delivers cleaning results as good or better than the other cleaning methods you may have used on molds in the past. Coupled with the fact that it is often a quicker, safer, more cost-effective process as well, dry ice blasting is the ideal cleaning method available.
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