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Sand Blasting vs Dry Ice Blasting: What’s Right for Your Business

Posted On December 21, 2015

Once upon a time, sandblasting was the “go-to” industrial cleaning solution.  However, thanks to its many advantages, including an easier clean up, dry ice blasting has quickly gained in popularity.  We’ve compared sand blasting and dry ice blasting below, to help you determine which is best for your business. The Process Sand blasting can be used on a variety of materials, but it does its best work when priming and smoothing surfaces for painting. ...

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Rooftop Remedy Gets to the Heart of Attic Mould Problem

Posted On December 10, 2015

by Peter Kenter from the Daily Commercial News The roof was peeled off this townhouse complex in Mississauga, Ont. to access moulded rafters and joists. Blasting equipment was used to shave the wood surfaces, exposing clean timber and...

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Is Dry Ice Blasting Better Than Other Blasting Methods?

Posted On December 7, 2015

Dry ice blasting has plenty of advantages, and all of those benefits have helped to make it one of our most popular cleaning methods.  But how does dry ice blasting compare to other blasting techniques, like sandblasting, soda blasting, or water blasting?  Read below...

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What is Dry Ice And How Can it Help Your Business

Posted On November 18, 2015

If you’ve ever been to a haunted house, you’ve seen dry ice - or, rather, the sublimation of dry ice as it turns from a solid into a gas.  Dry ice is what creates that eerie fog that adds to a haunted house’s already...

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Dry Ice Blasting Cost: 5 Reasons Why Dry Ice Blasting is Worth the Investment

Posted On November 18, 2015

There are lots of different industrial cleaning solutions on the market today - and dry ice blasting is quickly becoming one of the most popular, despite its potentially larger price tag.  Upfront, dry ice blasting may appear to be a bigger investment, however, it’s...

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Ice and Clean: Dry Ice Blasting Moving Into Construction

Posted On September 9, 2015

The Daily Commercial News recently published an article featuring the technology behind the cleaning process of Wickens Dry Ice Blasting. The article explains how abrasive media cleaning is growing in numerous industries due to the vast spectrum of surfaces that can be cleaned. Read...

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Soda Blast Cleaning for Fire Restoration

Posted On September 9, 2015

Fire can cause a lot of damage. Caught early, the damage can be limited, but soot, smoke and grime left over once the fire has been extinguished can cause problems. Luckily, many people are taking advantage of the effects that soda blast cleaning can...

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Ice Blast Cleaning for Industrial Plants Offers Shorter Downtimes

Posted On September 9, 2015

Industrial plants, large and small, require regular cleaning. An unscheduled plant shutdown at any facility any time of year can be devastating, but luckily it is easily avoidable by ensuring that all equipment is properly cleaned and maintained. Cleaning processes sometimes require downtime as well...

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Dry Ice Blast Cleaning In The Aviation Industry

Posted On September 9, 2015

The maintenance and cleaning of an aircraft is paramount in ensuring productivity and safety in the aviation industry. Dry ice blasting has provided an ideal cleaning solution for cleaning many different regularly used parts of aircraft, and their associated machinery. It uses compressed air...

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All About Vapour Blasting

Posted On September 9, 2015

Vapour blasting is a mixture of water vapour, abrasive media and compressed air. It is a non-aggressive blasting process used to remove unwanted rust, paint and scale from many different surfaces. It is also used in removing excessive material from rubber or plastic. The...

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