When you think of dry ice you likely think of stage effects at a concert, Halloween haunted houses or even fancy “smoking” cocktails. While dry ice can be used for amazing visual effects, there is so much more to it. Let’s take a look at what dry ice is, where the raw material comes from, how it is made and some of the uses for it outside of the ones mentioned above.
Trident Restoration is a full-service restoration company that offers 24/7 Emergency Services for water, fire, mold, and storm damage. They are one of the many companies that use Cold Jet dry ice blasting technology to complete their jobs. They have used the Aero® 40FP, one of our dry ice blasting machines, for over 8 years, and plan to grow their inventory with some new machines when they expand! See below for a Q&A with the Vice President of Trident Restoration, Eric Long.
Smart technology is shifting the way many industries orchestrate their processes, and Cold Jet is no exception! Let's dive into how advances in connected technology are changing our approach to dry ice blasting.
We're always proud when someone in the Cold Jet family accomplishes something great and exemplifies our culture. Here are just a few noteable highlights from the last quarter of Cold Jetters who have shown stand-out performance.
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve wondered whether sandblasting or dry ice blasting is right for you. As the industry leaders in dry ice blasting and dry ice production, we’re here to help you understand the pros and cons of the various solutions and decide for yourself what is best for your situation.
In this article, we’ll unpack the advantages and disadvantages of sandblasting and dry ice blasting, as well as the best times to use each of them.
It seems every product we interact with on a daily basis is becoming “smart”, “IoT-enabled”, or “connected.” While people may think this is simply a marketing gimmick, Cold Jet understands the many advantages to utilizing these types of technology, especially in our dry ice blasting and production equipment. Before we look at the benefits of implementing new methods of connectivity, let’s first define what they mean:
Jokey is one of the largest packaging manufacturers of rigid plastic in the world. The company fabricates plastic buckets, boxes and trays according to a process of plastic injection molding.
Prime, Tack & Seal Company (PTS) in West Chicago, Illinois, specializes in spraying prime and tack coats, as well as applications for dust control, chip and seal and aggregate slope paving on a large variety of road projects. PTS applies an asphalt mixture to existing asphalt or concrete surfaces and to new construction sites prior to asphalt paving. This mixture helps prep the surface before the top layer of asphalt is applied by plugging voids in the surface, hardening the top layer and helping to bind it to the overlying asphalt.
1. Mold cleaning
Dry ice blasting systems have helped automotive molders meet stringent industry demands such as 6-Sigma, Kaizen, 5S and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). Dry ice blasting allows operators to clean molds while they are still hot and in the press. Cleaning with dry ice enables molders to optimize their manufacturing process by cleaning contaminants from cavities, vents and hard-to-reach places faster, better and more economically than traditional methods.
Brinkmann Formenbau GmbH is located in the Lower Saxony city of Mühlen, Germany. With around 50 employees, the company manufactures spray-castable, stamping and foaming tools for the automotive, agriculture, sanitary and medical industries.