Dry ice, perhaps most commonly known for special effects purposes, actually holds a plethora of recreational and commercial applications. Ranging from shipping frozen goods to science experiments, to things a little more uncommon, dry ice is a fascinating product. This blog will focus on one of many unusual dry ice uses: blast cleaning. Read on for more information.
What is Dry Ice Blast Cleaning?
The process can be referred to as dry ice blasting, dry ice cleaning, CO2 blasting, dry ice dusting, or environmentally sustainable cleaning. Regardless of the name, the process itself is pretty cool. Similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting, it works by blasting the substance at a surface in a high-pressure air stream. Dry ice uses supersonic speeds to create mini explosions upon contact to remove dirt from the intended surface.
What Are the Benefits of Blast Cleaning?
Blast cleaning is one example of dry ice uses that holds many benefits, even over other blasting substances. Here are some of those benefits:
- Non-abrasive, nonflammable, and nonconductive
- Environmentally friendly — no contaminants, solvents, or grit
- Approved for use in food industry by the FDA, USDA, and EPA
- Most items can be cleaned without disassembly
- Won’t damage active electrical or mechanical parts
- Strong enough to clean production residues, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils, or biofilms
- Gentle enough to dust smoke damage from books
Dry ice blast cleaning is just one of many unusual dry ice uses. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on more dry ice uses in the coming weeks!
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice? Click here!
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