Ecos Engineering and Constructions Solutions SpA

Industrial Division

Dry Ice Blasting is an efficient method to easily remove, with no damage to surfaces, any deposit in materials reacting strongly to differences in temperature, such as paint, varnish, adhesive, oil, wax, resin, baked on residues, bitumen, plastic materials and foam.
This kind of treatment can even be applied to switch boards and other electric components without any risk.
This non-abrasive process is especially suitable for gentle cleaning of all types of moulds such as forging dies, core boxes, injection and die casting moulds.
Another benefit: it can be directly employed on working plants, reducing cleaning time and machine downtime, as well as waste disposal and maintenance costs.

Energy and Transport

Dry ice blasting is appropriate for removing from turbines built-up deposits due to combustion wastes without damaging the blades. The moistureless method can be also useful for electrical equipment with no need to disconnect power supply and dry the plant before restarting.
Likewise, our process is well-suited to aviation industries for all aircrafts maintenance operations involving cleaning without water, polish or abrasive cleansers.

Construction Industry

Evenly used in restoration, dry ice blasting is extremely proficient in treating wood, concrete, metallic surfaces, as well as clay and stone bricks. In particular, the cryogenic treatment cleans without any damage to gentle surfaces.
Dry Ice Blasting used in fire restoration effectively removes soot, charcoal and ash from fire damaged surfaces eliminating the musty and burnt smell caused by fire smoke.
Dry Ice Blasting is then innovative also in cleaning historical and artistic surfaces in that it completely clear alteration products from them, enabling whole recovery without any disruption.

Tecnology

Dry ice pellets are accelerated in the ice blasting machine with compressed air and propelled at a speed of 300 m/s onto the surface to be cleaned and this generates a sudden thermal shock.
The residue coating to be eliminated cracks and separates from the treated substrate.
Upon impact on the surface, pellets immediately turn into gas (sublimation), with no release of moisture. The resulting kinetic energy removes the contaminant, leaving behind no waste other than what has been blasted off. Therefore it is no longer necessary to dispose of any residual blasting media.
Pellets are only about 2 Mohs hard, thus they are non-abrasive and do not damage substrate quality.