Dry Ice Cleaning: Materials, Surfaces & Equipment

Arctic Fox Dry Ice Cleaning: Materials & surfaces

The following table details common materials, surfaces and equipment which dry ice cleaning is effective for. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, if the material, surface or piece of equipment you need cleaning is not listed - please get in contact with us.

Material: Typical surfaces from which the material can be removed: Typical equipment from which the material can be cleaned:
Adhesives: Glass, Metals, Painted surfaces, Plastics Applicators, Coating machines, Labelling machines,
Animal feed: Metals, Plastics, Rubbers Bagging machines, Extruders, Dryers
Biscuit: Conveyors, Moulds Baking ovens
Bitumen: Concrete, Glass, Metals, Plastics Construction & Road surfacing equipment
Boiler scale: Boiler internals Manifolds, Valves
Carbon deposits: Commutators, Electric and Electronic components, Metals Electric motor windings, Engine cylinder heads, Generators, Printed circuit boards (PCB’s)
Chewing Gum: Street paving Process & packaging equipment
Chocolate: Conveyors, Molds Process & coating equipment
Combustion residues: Boiler membrane walls, Fire tubes, Flues Burners, Combustors, Exhaust systems, Reaction chambers
Crude oil: Holding vessels, Piping Drilling equipment, Valves
Die Coatings: Aluminium, Steel, GRP Casting & hot forming moulds
Dough: Vessels, Mixers, Provers, Conveyors, Mechanical parts Kneading machines, Conveyor chains and drives
Fermentation residues: Vats Distillery & brewing equipment, Fermentation vessels
Fish residue: Working surfaces Cutting and slicing equipment
Flavourings: Glass, Plastics, Rubber, Stainless steel Mixing & applicator equipment
Flour: Millstones, Plastics, Rubber, Stainless steel Milling & process equipment
Fluxes: Printed circuit boards (PCB’s) PCB contact probes, PCB test equipment
Fluxes: Brazed, Welded & micro-welded components Brazing or Welding jigs and tools
Foam residues: Cables, Ducting, Hydraulic hoses, Mould vents EPS and EPU processing equipment
Grease: Practically all Acts as a degreasing process
Logos: Glass, Metals, Painted surfaces, Plastics, Rubber Screen and tampon printed components
Mastics: Glass, Metals, Plastics, Painted surfaces Applicators, Sealed components
Meat residues: Bones, Hides, Metals, Plastics Animal by-products, Cutting and processing equipment.
Milk scale: Glass, Stainless steel, Plastics Processing equipment
Mineral oils: Practically all especially as degreasing process Electrical and mechanical components, Surfaces to be coated.
Mold release agents: Low MP Alloys, Aluminium, Composite tooling, GRP, Tool & Stainless steel etc. Moulding Tools and adjacent press equipment.
Oil, Grease & Dirt: Cables, Ducting, Drive shafts, Gears, Hoses, Switchgear, Machine components etc. All machines and engines especially when refurbishing
Organic Growth: Ceramics, Metals, Stoneware, Plastics Holding tanks, Water storage and purification equipment.
Overspray: Glass, Metals, Painted surfaces Plastics, Rubber Spraying equipment, Jigs, Tools etc.
Paint: Glass, Metals, Plastics, Rubber Conveyors, Sprayed components, Jigs, Pre-painted panels
Paper residues: Metals, Plastics, Painted surfaces, Rubber Drying rollers and evacuation hoods, Printing presses
Powder build up: Metals, Plastics, Painted surfaces, Rubber Food and powder processing machinery. Pharmaceutical processing machinery
Printing inks: Metals, Plastics, Painted surfaces, Rubber Printing presses
Process spillage: Machinery surfaces Process machinery
Protective coatings: Metals, Plastics, Painted panels, Stored tools and equipment
Radioactive contamination: Practically all Generally tools and equipment that need to be removed from active areas
Resin: Metals PCB curing ovens, Dies, tools and moulds used to extrude or form resin containing materials e.g. boards, composites, felts
Rubber: Composites, Metals Moulding press tools and press ancillaries
Smoke: Glass, Metals, Plastics, Rubber, Stone & Brickwork Buildings, Ducting, Ovens, Machinery, Fire damaged goods
Sugars & Syrups: Glass, Metals, Plastics, Rubber Processing and transport vessels and equipment
Note: this is not a comprehensive list. If the material you wish to be cleaned is not listed above, please get in contact with us and we can advise you on the appropriateness of dry ice cleaning for your specific needs.