Cold Jet, LLC, and Airgas have announced a new strategic alliance between Cold Jet and Airgas’ Red-D-Arc subsidiary, to provide environmentally responsible turn-key cleaning solutions to service providers and manufacturing operations throughout North America.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring Cold Jet’s innovative cleaning technology, in a uniform and comprehensive package, to companies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico” said Gene Cooke, Cold Jet President and CEO.

“While already embraced by many of the world’s leading contract cleaners and manufacturers, Red-D-Arc’s North American footprint, coupled with its ability to simultaneously provide an array of associated products and services through its Airgas affiliates, elevates this technology to a new level, easily accessible regardless of location, scope of cleaning project or access to a capital budget.”

Adopted by a variety of industries, Cold Jet’s dry ice blast cleaning systems use high-density dry ice made from reclaimed carbon dioxide as the cleaning medium, and therefore provide a non-abrasive, non-conductive, chemical-free, water-free process with no secondary waste.

Unique attributes have made this technology a cleaning, product finishing and quality best practice for a variety of industries.

In food and beverage processing, a water-free process effectively cleans and decontaminates surfaces of E.Coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
On manufacturing lines the system allows hot, in-place cleaning of production lines and production molds without disassembly thereby reducing downtime and increasing product quality.

In power generation it restores equipment to peak performance with minimal outage time.
In disaster remediation it effectively cleans fire, water and smoke damage without water, and is proven to kill 99% of mold spores when AAQP standards followed.

In packaging and printing it effectively removes inks, glues and other adhesives, and provides the additional benefit of package decontamination for food, personal care and pharmaceuticals.

While most known for welder rentals, Red-D-Arc offers a complete portfolio of products for a variety of industries.

“The Cold Jet dry ice cleaning systems are a perfect complement to our product line,” said Mitch Imielinski, President of Red-D-Arc.

“Now customers will have a one- stop shop for their cleaning solutions at any Red-D-Arc location — a Cold Jet cleaning system, high-density dry ice, and other accessories with just one phone call, on one order, and at a competitive price. And, we have a particularly efficient supply chain with Airgas being the largest producer and wholesale distributor of dry ice in the US.”

Red-D-Arc offers the cleaning systems as part of its Blasters Plus programme.

The Blasters Plus programme provides customisable packages to include cleaning system, dry ice consumables and any needed accessories, including compressors and coolers, with flexible rental, rent-to-own or purchase terms.