Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is quickly becoming the go-to method for cleaning in the packaging industry. The most common tools of the packaging trade include belts, rollers and conveyors that become coated in ink, wax, and clay that are commonly used in graphics on cardboard boxes. Furthermore, the packaging environment is also susceptible to the normal grease, oil, soot, dirt and grime that can affect any production facility. However, with Dry Ice Blast Cleaning, packaging organizations find a number of efficiencies they can’t get with traditional cleaning methods.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning involves a cleaning media that is non-toxic and leaves behind no secondary waste because there is no aggregate involved. It’s a process that uses dry ice, compressed air and the necessary nozzles that force the CO2 out of the nozzle and onto the affected areas that need cleaning.
One of the biggest advantages clients of Polar Tiger talk about is the amount of time they save by using Dry Ice Blast Cleaning instead of the traditional methods of cleaning, which include hand cleaning and aggregate blasting.
In the traditional method of cleaning, the packaging equipment is shut down and disassembled and cleaned by hand with water and chemicals. Or it’s cleaned by a blasting method that uses aggregate, which leaves behind secondary waste that takes time and money to clean up. When Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is utilized, there is no need to dismantle the equipment – everything can be cleaned in place.
This is just a sample of what Polar Tiger can assist the packaging industry with: conveyors, baggers, palletizers, slicer,s dividers, radial feeders, mixers, food molds, pack-off tables, motors, electrical components, fillers, shrink tunnels, auto pouch filling machines.
These are all surfaces that come into contact with paper dust, ink, oil, grease, spray powders, and everything else that can clog up the system and force a complete shutdown of equipment. Instead of using brushes and solvents that can shorten the lifespan of equipment, packaging professionals are turning to Polar Tiger’s solution for cleaning, which is non abrasive, water free and non toxic.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is also non-conductive, which means it can be used on electrical components. And because there is no moisture involved in the process, there is no risk of water damage or mold. Furthermore, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning will decontaminate surfaces, even those in the tightest, most hard to reach areas.
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Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods
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