Media Blasting & Dry Ice Blasting

Dry-Ice vs. Media Blasting

Traditional media blasting includes a variety of powerful cleaning methods. These typically include soda blasting, high pressure water blasting, solvent cleaning, power tool cleaning and hand tool cleaning. While many of these common cleaning methods are generally effective, they can also be abrasive, toxic and produce harmful secondary waste.

Dry-ice blasting is a non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive method of cleaning. During the blasting process, dry ice, a solid form of carbon dioxide gas, is accelerated through a highly pressurized air stream in order to clean the surface at which it is directed.  

Benefits of Dry-Ice Blasting:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Approved for use in the food industry
  • Time and cost-effective
  • Nonflammable
  • Useful for general cleaning applications
  • Green approved by the EPA, USDA, & FDA
  • No hazardous wastes are produced
  • No VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) exposure

Get a Better Clean with Dry-Ice Blasting

There are many applications of cleaning for which dry-ice blasting is suitable. The cleaning techniques are ecologically safe, biodegradable and harmless to humans, animals and marine life when the proper protocols are applied.

Garrett McKenzie offers a variety of dry-ice blasting selections to suit each of our client’s industrial needs. We provide the proper applications, management, oversight of the dry-ice blasting procedures and work with your team to develop maintenance programs to keep your equipment running at peak performance.

Dry-Ice Blasting Services:

  • Food processing equipment
  • Printing presses
  • Plastic and rubber molding equipment
  • Paint stripping and prep
  • Marinas and boat hulls
  • Mold remediation
  • Architectural features and wood

Green Recycling

In addition to the above services, our team at Garrett McKenzie is expertly trained in green recycling. As this process turns the dry ice from a solid to a gas, the carbon dioxide gas is absorbed by vegetation and converted into carbon for plant growth and oxygen. This process therefore recycles the CO2 without contributing to greenhouse gases.