Dry Ice Blasting

Dry ice blasting in Cairns

Dry Ice Blasting — Dry ice blasting in Cairns, QLD
At Cairns Soda Blasting, we are proud to offer the most advanced and innovative cleaning process on the market—dry ice blasting. Also known as cryoblasting or cryogenic cleaning, this technique offers an environmentally friendly alternative to sandblasting, instead using dry ice pellets as the abrasive medium.

One of the biggest advantages of this process is that the blast media vaporises on impact leaving only the loosened surface debris to clean up. This is why dry ice blasting is particularly suited to the food industry or applications that require a dry, non-toxic and time-efficient cleaning method.

How does dry ice blasting work?

Dry ice pellets are blasted on to the component to be cleaned. The pellets expand on impact, as they become carbon dioxide gas, which lifts the contaminant from the substrate. The natural evaporation of the abrasive media means that only the original contaminant is left for disposal.

Dry ice blasting has many advantages over traditional abrasive blasting in that it:
  • Is non-abrasive, non-flammable & non-conductive
  • Evaporates on impact & is environmentally-friendly
  • Is clean & approved for food industry use
  • Can be used on active electrical & mechanical parts
  • Has a variable level of abrasion—from gentle to aggressive
  • Facilitates a wide range of general cleaning applications
We recommend dry ice blasting for a wide range of applications—depending on your requirements, it is one of the most cost-effective cleaning methods on the market. Dry ice blasting facilitates cleaning in place, reducing costs and downtime associated with dismantling machinery and equipment for cleaning. It is also one of the fastest methods for delivering a thorough clean. What's more, because the dry ice evaporates, there is no decontamination required, making clean-up and disposal simpler and cheaper.

If you'd like more information or would like to discuss how we can assist in your clean up job, please call the friendly team at Cairns Soda Blasting today.