Dry Ice Blasting Comparison Chart

The Dry Ice Blast Cleaning process is superior to blasting with sand, glass beads and other types of cleaning methods for numerous reasons. As an Eco-friendly cleaning alternative, the dry ice cleaning method is quickly becoming favored for environmental as well as production reasons.   Due to the nature of the Dry Ice Blasting process, there is no waste to be disposed of. Tremendous performance gains of little to no production downtime, quality of the clean, no clean-up, and minimized damage to equipment make Dry Ice Blasting a cost-effective cleaning option.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning vs Traditional Methods

Blasting Cleaning Technique

Waste for Disposal

Abrasive

Toxic

Electrically Conductive

Performance Comparison

Dry Ice

No

No

No

No

Excellent

Sand

Yes

Yes

No*

No

OK

Glass Beads

Yes

Yes

No*

No

OK

Walnut Shells

Yes

Yes

No*

No

Limited

Steam

No

No

No

Yes

Poor

Solvents

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Limited

* Each of these blasting materials becomes contaminated upon contact if used to clean hazardous objects. When that happens, these materials are then classified as toxic waste requiring safe and proper disposal.