There is one key piece of information that most dry ice blasting companies don't want you to know:
Dry ice blasting equipment is NOT all equal!
That's right, while dry ice blasting - the process - is basically the same, the technology, design, operation, and effectiveness of the equipment is not.
Crown, Cork & Seal
We recently hired a contractor to perform dry ice cleaning in our plant. This gave us the opportunity to compare the performance of the Cold Jet system with that of a competitor. I must tell you that the Cold Jet system outperformed hands down due to the superior delivery of ice pellets and handling of the jet nozzle.
I then tried both machines myself. Using the Cold Jet machine was fun and the contaminant was coming off like butter. However, I was ready to put down the competitor's machine 10 seconds after I had picked it up - I didn't want to use it anymore.
At Cold Jet, dry ice blasting and production equipment isn't just part of our business - it is our business. It's all we do.
No other company has had dedicated engineering and support staff working solely on advancing dry ice blasting technology for more than 20 years. That's why Cold Jet equipment is renowned as the highest quality, and most effective dry ice blasting equipment on the market. And no other company has the global support network of Cold Jet to support you after the sale.
Here is a brief summary of how some of the competition currently stacks up:
|Cold Jet||Competitor #1||Competitor #2|
|7 blasting machines, 4 dry ice production systems||1 blasting machine||3 blasting systems and 1 pelletizer|
|Provides custom integrated systems||No engineered or integrated systems||No integrated systems|
|36 specialty nozzles available||8 nozzles||6 nozzles|
|Single and dual hose blasting machines||Single hose blasting machine only||Currently only offer dual hose|
|Pneumatic and electric machines||Electric only||Pneumatic only|
|Ground cable to reduce risk of accidental shock||Possibility of electrostatic shock during blasting||Unknown - but no visible ground wires|
|Deals only with dry ice blasting and production equipment||Dry ice blasting is not main business||Does not manufacture their equipment|
|3 hose diameters to vary pressure and increase performance with longer hoses||Only one diameter of hose available||Only one diameter of hose available|
|Can be used for many applications||Only one machine and 8 nozzles - limits applications||Focuses on mold remediation and fire restoration|
|Machines are built to be ergonomic and durable||Not built to be long lasting (ex: plastic front casters)||Not made of highest quality materials and have exposed critical parts|
Test any competitor's machine against Cold Jet and we're confident our machines will provide superior results and provide long-term savings for your cleaning needs.
See our How to compare systems article for important tips on evaluating dry ice blasting systems.