What Can I Clean with Dry Ice?
Here are a few examples of what you can clean with Dry Ice:
Faster and more effective than traditional cleaning methods.
Dry ice cleaning has helped Automotive companies cut their mold-buildup cleaning costs by as much as $50,000 per year. Dry ice cleaning’s non-abrasive process easily removes excess grease, sludge, sealant and weld slag from equipment.
Eliminate mold fouling and protect expensive molds.
Dry ice cleaning removes the build-up of cured material and mold release agents that cause sticking molds, blemishes and unwanted flash on final parts. Dry ice cleaning also eliminates time consuming and potentially damaging traditional cleaning methods such as manual scraping, glass bead blasting or ultrasonic cleaning.
Safe and economical alternative to traditional cleaning methods
Dry ice cleaning eliminates the manual cleaning of presses, dryers and vents which can be time consuming and dangerous – requiring cleaners to work within the machines in close proximity to hot residues and dust. Dry ice cleaning allows previously unreachable parts of machinery to be cleaned while increasing employee safety and health.
Eliminate VOCs from the cleaning process
Dry ice cleaning removes the build-up of ink and grease on printing machinery that can cause scrap as well as the material build-up causing reduced print speeds. Dry ice cleaning eliminates the potentially damaging hand-scraping and wiping with chemical solvents used in traditional cleaning methods.
Download the Printing Industry Overview for more information on Printing applications of dry ice cleaning.
Reduce failure risk and outage times
Dry ice cleaning restores both rotating and stationary electrical equipment to peak performance. Dry ice cleaning provides a non-conductive, environmentally responsible cleaning process that allows equipment to be cleaned in-place, without cool down or disassembly – significantly reducing outage time.
Download the Power Generation/Utility Industry Overview for more information on Power Generation/Utility applications of dry ice cleaning.
Improve product quality and tooling life
Dry ice cleaning assures clean mold cavities and removes unwanted surface residues from either the molded product mix itself, mold releases or the labeling process. Dry ice cleaning also improves molded part quality when used for deflashing – removal of parting lines caused by mold halves.
Clean conveyors and belts without disassembly
Dry ice cleaning cleans packaging equipment, conveyors, belts and rollers of grease, wax, glue and other build-up without disassembly, water or waste – keeping equipment running at peak efficiency with minimal downtime and cleanup.
Remove mold, don’t contain it with chemicals
Dry ice cleaning removes 99.9% of mold spores from wood in a dry chemical-free process. Traditional mold remediation can create an environment for additional mold growth – and attempts to contain it with chemicals. Dry ice cleaning provides the best cleaning available even in the tight angles of trusses, around nails, wiring and plumbing.
Clean without abrasion or damage to historical surfaces
Dry ice cleaning offers a cleaning method for valuable historical artifcats that is non-abrasive, dry and chemical-free. No other cleaning method can uncover the detail and intricacies of historic structures with the efficiency effectiveness of dry ice cleaning
Cleans without abrasion and with no media waste
Dry ice cleaning cleans permanent aluminum molds, core box vents, semi-solid castings and die casting machines hot and online with minimal downtime and without risk of equipment or part damage.
Decontaminate completely and without water
Dry ice cleaning effectively cleans food processing and packaging equipment of grease, wax, proteins, seasonings, crumbs, glue and other build-up and decontaminates Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria as well as reducing cross-contamination caused by nuts and other allergens. Dry ice cleaning has been effectively used in AIB inspected facilities.
Provides a more thorough clean
Dry ice cleaning has become the preferred method to remove smoke soot, vaporized synthetic resins and char. Dry ice cleaning provides a more thorough clean in tight angles of trusses and around nails and wiring, and can reduce or eliminate the musty burnt smell that results from fire, smoke and water damage.
Clean dry and in place
Dry ice cleaning has met the Electrical Industry’s challenge of operating efficiency and uptime. A non-conductive process, Dry ice cleaning can restore both rotating and stationary electrical equipment to peak performance with dramatically shorter outages.