ICS technology offers a wide spectrum of use
The materials or surfaces which can be cleaned using innovative dry ice blasting are almost limitless.
The process is non-abrasive, non-toxic and non-conductive; it does not use chemicals, nor does it generate secondary waste. It can be used in almost all areas of industry to speed up cleaning procedures since it allows cleaning while machines are in operation, without any need to dismantle equipment or allowing machinery to cool down.
Our technology of the future consistently emphasises ecological solutions, cost reduction and quality improvements in production processes.
Plant & Machinery
Dry ice cleaning becomes an integral part of production processes in the machinery industry in cleaning all production machine components (including electrical components), welding robots, conveyors and painting lines, moulds, etc. Compared to traditional cleaning methods, dry ice cleaning is a significantly faster cleaning process which can increase productivity and reduce costs. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive; it does not create secondary waste and allows objects to be cleaned even at operating temperature.
Your company’s business results and reputation are based on functioning, well-established technologies. Over the years, production lines face challenging conditions – metal parts become caked with residue and production waste and dust stick to lubricated surfaces. Sooner or later, lack of maintenance will reflect in the failure of the machine or damage to its components. The result is forced shutdown of the entire operation, which may breach supply contracts, and often also millions in investments in new machines.
Dry ice pellets remove old grease and sticky residues from your production machines, without abrasion or a single drop of water. The principle is simple: dirt is frozen and then blown away with a strong stream of air. Mechanical dry ice blasting cleans production and technical equipment using electric and pneumatic blasting machines.
Printing / Paper Industry
Keeping rollers and machines components clean in the printing and paper industry is extremely important. Dry ice blasting offers a fast and high-quality solution, without any need to disassemble equipment. This process gently and easily effectively cleans settled and baked grease, paper dust, pulp, ink and paint without damaging individual components. The process is dry, non-abrasive and uses no chemicals.
Dry ice cleaning technology improves safety at work and significantly reduces the use of solvents. It can be used to clean printing cylinders, toner cartridges and containers, frames, protective covers, any mechanism, power lines, electric motors, control panels, bearings, conveyors, etc.
Dry ice cleaning is the top technology for environmentally responsible cost reduction and improvements in production processes where only the highest quality and attention to detail is expected. The process is dry, environmentally friendly and suitable for a wide range of automotive industries. Dry ice cleaning technology can restore assembly plants, robotics, spray booths, foundries, electrical equipment, hydraulic units, moulds, mechanical components, engines, wheel suspensions, gearboxes, electrical components, etc. to almost their original condition.
The woodworking and electrical industries carry a high risk of explosion. Regular maintenance of work areas and machines is therefore crucial. Dry ice blasting eliminates manual cleaning of wood presses and wood dryers, reduces overall cleaning time and provides a more effective cleaning result. Dry ice cleaning also allows historical buildings, structures, statues, etc. to be safely restored by remove layers of paint, carbon, pollution, smoke damage, fire, fungi and many other pollutants. The process is dry and its result is only the removal of pollution, without any secondary waste being generated.
Emphasis on hygiene in the food industry is ever-increasing. Surfaces which are often hardened or the furnaces along production lines are often very difficult to clean in the food industry. Removing food residues, grease, dirt and other residues from production equipment is critical in preventing the growth of bacteria and ensuring high quality food. The ideal solution is dry ice cleaning, which uses solid CO2 pellets or microparticles to strike the surface and clean it. The particles sublimate on impact, removing dirt and contaminants from surfaces without damaging equipment.
Production lines in the rubber industry must operate with maximum efficiency and produce as efficiently as possible. Cleaning the moulds used in rubber production is generally a slow and time-consuming process. However, ICS dry ice cleaning technology saves time, costs and the risk associated with cleaning, as traditional methods mainly use chemicals and hazardous solvents. Dry ice cleaning allows small and hard-to-reach places to be cleaned without damage or the use of any solvents. It is non-abrasive, which extends the life of each mould.
Service for Cities / Construction Industry
Dry ice blasting is an excellent choice for cleaning both indoor and outdoor objects. Water-free cleaning technology ensures no risk of damage due to moisture. Surfaces become immediately dry and can therefore be used immediately if necessary. Dry ice cleaning does not generate secondary waste. The need for additional protection is minimal when cleaning with dry ice. Buildings or other objects do not need to be covered, which saves costs and significantly accelerates work.
Dry ice cleaning can quickly and effectively remove moss, algae, lichen, vines, coatings, paint, cement and other impurities. Dry ice cleaning is a non-abrasive technology suitable for any surface – concrete, tiles, wood, metal, marble, stone, plastic, etc. Layers of residue, such as paint, coatings, fungi, graffiti or chewing gum, are removed gently without damaging the cleaned surface. Dry ice pellets immediately evaporate (sublimate) during the cleaning process. No secondary waste remains after cleaning, only removed dirt, which can be easily swept or vacuumed. This method is also suitable for cleaning historical buildings, structures or statues.
Dry Ice Blasting in the Construction Industry
Dry ice blasting is suitable for many different applications in the construction industry. It can be done both outdoors and indoors, regardless of season. It is a good method, for example, for final surface treatment to remove plaster and paint. Dry ice blasting is a safe method of cleaning round log structures, especially because the materials do not come into contact with water. Dry ice cleaning is not based on abrasion but thermal shock. It does not create wearing on the cleaned surface. For this reason, the method can also be used to clean sensitive surfaces such as textiles, glass, electrical equipment and electrical wires. It removes paint, glue, ink, grease, oil, fungi, lime, chewing gum, urethane and concrete.
Dry ice cleaning is widely used in the maritime industry. It offers a faster and gentler alternative to other cleaning methods, which often damage ship hull envelopes. Dry ice used as a cleaning medium has the unique ability to sublimate when it strikes a surface without damaging it. This makes it an ideal solution for cleaning ship hull envelopes, from small recreational boats to large commercial vessels. The benefits of dry ice blasting in the maritime industry are enormous and include reduced working hours, reduced costs, and no damage to hulls caused by grinding wheels or sand blasting.
Dry ice cleaning can be used in a wide range of applications on different shapes and surfaces composed of concrete, paving, wood, plastic, metal, textiles, glass and sensitive electronics. It is excellent method for removing old coatings, adhesives, rubber, spores, fungi, surface rust, grease, lichens, soot, bacteria and other contaminants from any surface. For example, it can be used to clean mowing machines or fireplaces, remove stickers from cars, or clean computers, motherboards, junction boxes, CNC equipment, printing rollers, bakery moulds, welding jigs, robots, facades, historical buildings and sculptures, textile surfaces, air conditioning or construction equipment, etc.