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Dry Ice Blasting:


Petfood Manufacturing Cleaning

Continental Carbonic has worked with top petfood companies to improve their cleaning process, while reducing costs by implementing dry ice blasting. Maintaining FDA and USDA cleanliness standards is paramount for the petfood industry, and dry ice blasting has proven to be an attractive alternative cleaning solution compared with using water or chemicals and solvents.

Petfood manufacturers using dry ice blasting to clean have seen a reduction in microbial counts. In addition, the waterless dry ice cleaning process is a faster, more effective cleaning process. Many items in a petfood manufacturing facility can be cleaned including:

  • Biofilms
  • Bucket elevators
  • Coating equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Feed hoppers
  • Ribbon mixers
  • Ovens
  • Packaging machinery
  • Surge bins
  • Vertical coolers
  • Vacuum tubes
  • General plant maintenance
 Petfood manufacturing conveyor prior to dry ice blast cleaning.  Petfood manufacturing conveyor after dry ice blast cleaning.
Petfood conveyor before dry ice blasting Petfood conveyor after dry ice blasting

Advantages of Dry Ice Blasting

Inhibits Growth of Bacteria

Using dry ice blasting as the cleaning agent eliminates the use of water and greatly reduces the risk of bacteria growth. The dry ice cleaning process reduces mold spores and other biological agents that settle into built-up material.

Reduced Equipment Downtime

Because dry ice blasting is a dry cleaning method and the dry ice sublimates upon contact, production equipment can be cleaned without disassembly. No wiping by hand is required, reducing possible injury to the work force.

Reduced Secondary Waste

Since the dry ice used for clean-up sublimates, no secondary waste is produced yielding cost savings from reduced clean-up, hazardous chemical disposal and sanitary sewer charges.

Safe for Electric Equipment

Dry ice blasting is a safe alternative for cleaning electrical equipment. Dry ice will not short-circuit motors or switches and produces no flammable or explosive byproducts.