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Dry Ice Blasting:



Permanent Molds & Core Boxes

Dry ice blasting is used in the foundry industry because it allows molds, core boxes, and slot and screen vents to be cleaned hot and in place. Cleaning with dry ice significantly reduces down time compared with conventional cleaning. No added solvents or water are needed and dry ice leaves no secondary waste or residue so clean up is minimal. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and will not profile molds and core boxes, increasing their useful life.

Metal molding equipment before being cleaned. Dry ice blasting cleans metal molds without damaging the surface of the molds.Metal molding equipment after dry ice cleaning. Dry ice blasting makes short work of cleaning operations.

Before cleaning After Cleaning

General Maintenance

Dry ice blasting can be used to clean many general maintenance applications throughout a typical foundry operation including:

Equipment & Conveyors

Dry ice cleaning is used in foundries to clean dirty production equipment and conveyors. The process safely removes grease, dirt, and oil without disassembling the equipment. Compared with other blast medias (sand, soda, glass, etc.) dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, preventing damage to bearings and other moving parts.

Lubricating Systems

Cleaning fixed systems or distribution areas may be nearly impossible with conventional cleaning methods. Dry ice blasting cleans impossible-to-reach areas without disassembling equipment or extended down time. No solvents are needed and cleaning is faster and less labor-intensive than other cleaning methods.


Easily clean fixed systems in place by dry ice blasting
Lubricator before cleaning
Dry ice cleaning allows dirt and debris to be removed from equipment without disassemby.
Lubricator after dry ice blast cleaning

Keep fans free of dust and debris by dry ice cleaning them

Cooling Fans

Dry ice blasting is generally considered a "Best Practice" for cleaning fans throughout a foundry. Fans are essential to worker productivity and a dirty fan can fail when it is needed most. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, non-corrosive, and non-conductive to electrical wiring, motors and switches.