From sand blasting to dry ice blasting, Protec provides the most cost efficient and environmentally safe way to prepare any surface for painting, coating or simply leave areas looking clean and fresh. Our Protec blasting experts can recommend and complete the right solution for removing paint, oil, grease, tar, resins, wax, carbon, adhesives and other contaminants from various surfaces.
About Dry Ice Blasting
Dry ice pellets are accelerated in a jet of compressed air, which then strikes the coating or containment to be removed with extreme velocity. This cleans through three effects.
Kinetic Effect: When dry ice pellets strike a surface at the speed of sound any coating, dirt or contaminant on the surface is cracked and loosened.
Thermal Effect: The low temperature of dry ice pellets makes the coating brittle, cracks it and loosens it as a result of reduced bonding between the coating and the underplaying surface permeating the coating.
Explosive Effect: dry ice penetrates the coating and immediately passes from a solid to a vapour state.
Dry Ice blasting can be used in but are not limited to the following areas:
- Building facades, monuments and historic restoration
- Automotive assembly areas
- Disaster recovery, smoke and fire damage
- Power Stations - transformers, generators & insulators and electrical and electronic equipment cleaning
- Graffiti removal
- Food & beverage processing
- Mould removal
- Print machines
- Pulp and paper motors