Non-Abrasive Blasting

Dry-ice blasting used to clean bakery equipment

Dry-Ice Blasting

Dry-ice blasting, also known as dry ice cleaning, CO2 blasting, or dry ice dusting, is the only form of non-abrasive blasting where dry ice is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface in order to clean it.

Food Grade Safety

Noted in Food And Safety Magazine for dry-ice blasting’s ability to “…clean almost any surface without damage because they are nonabrasive.” it is ideal for cleaning food grade products without any chemical or grit media repercussions. It should be noted pellets are made from food grade carbon dioxide that has been specifically approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA.

Other Uses

In addition, dry-ice blasting is exceptionally suited to active electrical and mechanical parts as it can remove grease, oil, paint, and other contaminants as the sublimation process absorbs most heat generated by other media making it a nonflammable and nonconductive cleaning method.


Dry-ice blasting involves the use of compressed air to propel soft minimally dense pellets of frozen CO2 at high speeds directly onto the surface being cleaned. Upon impact, the pellet sublimates (or turns from a solid state into a gas state) almost immediately producing minimal abrasion. This sublimation is also believed to cause microscopic shock waves, which are believed to aid in removing build up.

If you are looking for a more abrasive quicker and more affordable media check out our information on sandblasting, soda blasting, or contact us to discuss the option best for you!

Dry-ice blasting used to clean a rubber mold