optimizing plastic molds and PARTS cleaning with carbon dioxide
An established alternative to traditional cleaning
Our environmentally friendly CRYOCLEAN® cleaning solutions using carbon dioxide snow or pellets for automated surface pre-treatment or mold cleaning are an attractive and established alternative to traditional cleaning methods. It uses solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice, as a cleaning agent. Similar to sand blasting dry ice particles are propelled by compressed air and shot on the contaminated surface.
There are various industries that use cleaning equipment, products, or infrastructure and a variety of options to do the cleaning, but many of those have disadvantages. For example, aqueous cleaning can leave moisture behind and often needs after treatment of water containing detergent and the removed contaminants. Cleaning with solvents leads to the emission of volatile organic compounds. Dry abrasive blasting might be too aggressive for what is needed. Associated dust creation can also be harmful to health and waste disposal can turn out to be costly.
Benefits of dry ice cleaning:
- Considerably reduces the use of cleaning agents
- Works without solvents
- Does not leave moisture behind
- Allows for in-situ cleaning of equipment