Clean Better with Dry Ice

Cleaning With Dry Ice

Learn how dry ice blast cleaning works

Dry Ice Blasting – Clean with cold

Dry ice blasting uses the frigid temperature of dry ice “exploding” against the contaminant causing it to shrink and lose its adhesion. Dry ice is -109°F or -78°C. 

Dry blast cleaning uses small pieces of dry ice the size of rice to shoot them out of a jet nozzle with compressed air. The nozzle’s unique shape can cause the particles to accelerate faster than the speed of sound before hitting the surface to be cleaned. (see energies-12-04787 for analysis)

Some dry ice blasting machines shave a dry ice block for softer blast cleaning material.

Dry ice is softer than sand or glass beads, so it does not damage the underlying surface. It works like sandblasting, high-pressure water, or steam blasting with better results.

The combination of kinetic, thermal, and sublimation energy produces unparalleled results. The super cold temperature of the dry ice blasting against the material to be removed causes it to shrink and lose adhesion. Additionally, when some dry ice penetrates through the contaminated material and contacts the warmer underlying surface, it causes the dry ice to turn into a gas, expanding under the harmful material and speeding its removal.

How dry ice blasting works

Dry ice blasting does not create secondary waste or chemical residues and is

  • non-abrasive

  • non-conductive,

  • non-flammable,

  • and non-toxic.

It reduces personal contact with harmful chemicals and is an environmentally friendly cleaning method approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA. Dry ice blasting can safely replace environmentally dangerous solvents and is less costly.

Before repainting old corroded flaking surfaces, dry ice blast cleaning is a better way to clean and prepare the surface for its new coating. The component is immediately available to paint – no waiting for drying or dangerous solvents to be removed.

Use a dry ice blaster to restore fire-damaged buildings and rooms – successfully removing the char and smoke damage to wood and other materials.

Many in-house uses for maintaining or cleaning equipment with dry ice blasters result in reduced downtime and higher annual production. The best solution may be an experienced professional contractor who can clean your equipment safely and quickly.

Start a new business or let your existing business meet more of your customer’s needs with dry ice blast cleaning. The latest blaster from Kärcher uses liquid CO₂ directly to make dry ice.

Before purchasing dry ice blast cleaning equipment that may cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000, consider renting. Also, some companies offer training for their equipment.

Find all this and more through the many professional companies presenting their equipment and services on this website.

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Professional Companies Offering Services

At Enviro-Blast, we offer full-service dry ice blasting to many different industries.
586 756-4570
Warren, MI 48091

Sutton-Garten Co.

Sutton-Garten rents and sells used Cold Jet machines, nozzles, and blast hoses.
Please call us today for our inventory of equipment.
We are an eco-friendly industrial services company that specializes in cleaning and maintaining heavy industrial equipment and machinery.

Wickens Dry Ice Blasting Inc.

 HORECO2 Dry Ice Blasting Equipment & Service Co. Ltd.

Dry Ice Works 800-451-8684
Serving Metro-Detroit, Southeastern Michigan, and Northern Ohio.

Professional Companies Offering Services

CMC Dry Ice provides expert cleaning, restoration, and surface preparation throughout the Eastern United States as well as dry ice.
(980) 565-5224
7160 Weddington Road NW, Suite 136
Concord, NC 28027

  We are a Texas-based industrial cleaning for the Gulf Region.
We proudly serve the aerospace, defense, automotive, food & beverage, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, asphalt, concrete, and industrial cannabis and hemp for a wide variety of projects.
Los Angeles, CA
Jason Whipple

Professional Companies Offering Blasters


Our ASCO dry ice cleaning technology is a safe and effective method for cleaning machines and surfaces. Our industrial know-how ranges from the plastics, rubber, and automotive industries to foundries and many other applications.
Watch ASCO produce dry ice!
Orange Park, FL 32073
+1 904 374 9590 /+1 877 633 0996 (toll free)

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Equipment
Worldwide Sales & Service

The IB 10/8 L2P, is the world’s first dry ice blaster with integrated dry ice production made from liquid CO₂.