Tyson Marlowe, Vice-President Global Training and Development, Cold Jet, will be presenting the benefits of the innovative dry ice cleaning technology at IMTS 2018.

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The presentation, ‘Reducing Waste with Non-Destructive, Environmentally Sustainable Dry Ice Cleaning’, will take place Monday 10th September from 3:15PM - 4:40PM in room W192-B at McCormick Place.

The presentation provides details on how dry ice cleaning, a non-abrasive and dry-cleaning solution, supports lean initiatives by cutting costs, waste and downtime. Dry ice cleaning maximises asset utilisation rates and asset life while eliminating secondary waste and the consequential downtime of traditional cleaning. Attendees will learn how dry ice cleaning allows production equipment to be cleaned in-place without time-consuming disassembly. The process can be used to remove production residues, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms – and can be used for many general cleaning applications. It provides a quick, safe and economical solution to cleaning tooling and equipment. Using dry ice cleaning results in less downtime, a better clean, higher quality parts with lower scrap rates, improved tool utilisation and longer asset life. Participants will be able to determine how their production and quality can be improved and how the process affects the environment.

Attendees can also visit Cold Jet’s Booth #237213 at IMTS for live dry ice cleaning demonstrations. The process can save both time and money in nearly any manufacturing environment. It is similar to other types of media blasting, but the Cold Jet® systems use recycled CO2in the form of dry ice to clean and prepare surfaces. The dry, non-conductive CO2pellets are accelerated at supersonic speeds through a specialised hose and nozzle. Once the dry ice strikes the surface, the effect of the combination of kinetic energy transfer, thermal shock and gas expansion breaks the bond between the substrate and the contaminant and flushes the contaminant away. Also, upon impact with the surface, the dry ice pellets sublimate back to gas, leaving no secondary waste or residue.

Cold Jet® has two distinct lines of business cantered around the use of dry ice. We provide environmental cleaning, surface preparation and parts finishing systems to global manufacturing industries. These systems utilise particles of dry ice as a blasting medium. Secondly, we produce systems for the production, metering and packaging of dry ice. These systems enable the consistent production of a controlled range of dry ice products for food transportation, cold chain management and dry ice cleaning. Customers are using our technology-based solutions to replace outdated processes that are inefficient and harmful to health and safety. Cold Jet is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio, with international operations in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico.