The material used for this technique is Dry Ice, which is made from freezing carbon dioxide. The “dry” part of the name comes from the fact that the process sees it change from a gas to a solid state without ever being in a liquid form. Whilst dry ice is normally quite a hard substance, a softer, more workable version of it is created to use in blast cleaning.

The first time dry ice was used as a medium was in cleaning aeroplane parts. Due to the nature of how they function – and the very real danger associated with something going wrong – the parts of a plane need precision cleaning to be undertaken in a way that makes certain of no damage being caused. Extensive testing with the softer form of dry ice created found a way to allow the power of sandblasting to be combined with the precision required.

As a result of the success experienced with aeroplanes and related parts dry ice has been widely adopted for use across the cleaning industry. The precision it gives with the assurance of no damage being caused makes it perfect for a number of restoration projects.

These include:

  • Cleaning ink based printing equipment
  • Food processing plant equipment
  • Removing adhesives from surfaces, in particular glue
  • Automotive Industry
  • Electrical equipment

Getting the full benefit of using dry ice as a medium does, however, rely on the person carrying out the work. At Mobile Sandblasting and Restoration we are very proud of our reputation for delivering first rate services. Our knowledge, experience and expertise mean that we know when the work you want done would best be achieved by ice blasting, and we have the proven track record for success that you can trust.