Dry ice blasting was originally developed to clean delicate surfaces on a small scale and had significant limitations. We recognized the benefits of this process itself and wanted to remove the limitations. Precision Iceblast Corporation manufactures our own equipment, so our dry ice blasting system has few limitations. Papermills produce hard, dirty, thick, and stubborn debris. We blast at 350 psi or 24 bars. This ultra-high pressure blasting allows us to clean surfaces and remove debris that was never intended for ice blasting. We deep clean structures all throughout papermills. Most ice blasting companies cannot provide this type of cleaning as they do not have the pressure or equipment to effectively remove the debris. Our process has revolutionized the way papermills are able to clean. They now have an environmentally clean alternative that is capable of removing pulp, paper, latex, resins, glue, wax, oils, and other build up.
Ice Blasting – Industrial Cleaning
Dry ice blasting provides an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to the conventional abrasive blasting. It reduces waste by 80-90% and reduces costs by about 25%. Dry Ice blasting is a simple, non-abrasive cleaning process that uses CO2 pellets as impact medium for removing surface contaminants without the use of chemicals, abrasive materials, high temperatures, or steam. The solid pellets sublime directly after impact on the surface, leaving no solid residue after blasting. The technique can be used for cleaning surfaces, removing paint, or stripping contaminants from a surface
PIC not only provides industrial cleaning, surface preparation, and coating application services; it also provides technical assistance in selecting the proper solution to help with your cleaning and maintenance issues.
ADVANTAGES OF CLEANING WITH DRY ICE
- Environmentally Friendly
- Less waste disposal
- No remaining blast media left behind
- No secondary waste generated
- No moisture left behind
- Provides cleanest surface for coating
- Can be fine-tuned for every application
- Non-abrasive & Non-conductive
- Does not damage surfaces
- Removes grit contamination from moving parts
- Minimizes downtime and costs
- Shutdown not required for most applications
- Does not create downstream contamination
Ice Blasting – Surface Preparation and Coating
Ice blasting does a superior job preparing surfaces for painting. Our system is the most aggressive system in the world. We blast at 350 psi (24 bars) which ensures that all loose paint is removed from the surface and further paint failure will not occur underneath the new coating. Also, the dry ice particle penetrates any pores or crevices on steal surfaces, thereby removing any possible contaminant. Ice blasting removes all microorganisms and oils as well which can contribute to paint failure if they are not removed. Collectively, these characteristics of ice blasting provide the cleanest possible surface for applying a coating. Coatings can be applied immediately after the surface is ice blasted because it is completely clean and dry. If the surface is already wet, ice blasting will dry out the wet surface. Our technology creates the best surface for the paint to bond, therefore, providing the greatest longevity for the paint’s lifespan.
Our system is completely self-contained and we don’t use any of your utilities and won’t bother your company for any support once we get started. Our company is the ONLY ice blasting contracting company that manufactures their own equipment. We are very specialized and understand what it takes to get the best results when preparing a surface for recoating and our results can only be achieved with our specialized equipment. The high pressure we generate creates the deepest clean possible allowing for the cleanest possible surface for recoating.
Leading Cause of Paint Failure
- Poor Surface Preparation
Why USE Dry Ice Blasting?
- Provides the most Superior prepared surface for recoating
- Dust Free
- Micro-Organisms removed/killed
- Chemical Free Substrate
- No Embedded Fouling
- All Contaminants removed