Plastics & Composites

Solutions for your pain points in plastics processing

Dry ice blasting helps plastic manufacturers reduce scrap and downtime, improve product quality and prolong the life of their equipment.

Mold Cleaning

Cut downtime while improving part quality

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning provides a non-abrasive method to safely clean molds online at operating temperatures.

  • Improve product quality
  • Clean in-place Little to no disassembly required
  • Non-abrasive No damage to molds
  • Reduce scrap Cleaner molds lead to higher quality
  • Reduce production downtime Clean quicker and without cooldown
  • Decrease cleaning time and labor costs
  • Eliminate painstaking manual cleaning

 

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Specific use cases:

  • Injection molds
  • Blow molds
  • Compression molds
  • Urethane molds
  • Textured molds
  • Medical molds
  • Technical molds
  • Extrusion dies
  • PET preform molds
  • LSR and LIM molds
  • +More

Surface Preparation

Prepare surfaces with a dry process that allows for immediate coatings/paint application

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning delivers a dry process that eliminates the need for aqueous or chemical solutions on paint lines.

  • Dry process allows for immediate painting or coating after cleaning
  • No secondary waste Reduce disposal costs
  • Non-abrasive Will not damage parts
  • Improve product quality
  • Environmentally responsible

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Specific use cases:

  • Interior automotive parts
  • Exterior automotive parts
  • Cleaning surfaces before RTV’s
  • +More

Parts Finishing

Quickly and safely deburr and deflash parts

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting provides a faster and more uniform flash and burr removal process without causing damage to the part.

  • Faster and more uniform clean
  • Elimination of cross contamination
  • Non-abrasive Lower scrap rates
  • Reduce cleaning costs and overall downtime
  • Higher quality parts
  • Eliminate manual cleaning

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Specific use cases:

  • PEEK
  • PBT
  • Acetal
  • Nylon
  • LCP
  • ABS
  • UHMWPE
  • Nitinol
  • + More

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

Maintain high quality standards while improving productivity

The unique benefits of dry ice make it the perfect cleaning media for plastics processors.

  • Improve part quality
  • Reduce scrap
  • Reduce production downtime
  • Decrease cleaning time and labor costs
  • Clean in-place No disassembly required
  • Non-abrasive No damage to product or equipment
  • Environmentally responsible No secondary waste
  • Employee safe Reduce harmful chemicals and tedious manual cleaning

With dry ice cleaning, the quality of our finished parts increased greatly. Power washing leads to varnishing and stains on the parts, while dry ice cleaning eliminates this.

Oliver Bolk
Managing Director | Autotest Iggingen GmbH

In addition to cleaning our molds faster and more frequently, we no longer need a team of people to help us disassemble, clean and reassemble molding equipment.

Jan Schotte
Process Technology - Plastics | TE Connectivity

We clean a number of molds that are hot while online. With dry ice cleaning, we are able to clean the molds much faster than when using chemicals. This has reduced downtime and increased both our productivity and employee safety.

Mike Wohlfarth
Tooling Engineer | MPC

Preform mold cleaning can be a time consuming process, particularly for high-cavitation molds. By using Cold Jet’s system, our customers find a fast and easy cleaning solution that helps them significantly reduce system downtime and improve productivity.

Mike Urquhart
VP, PET | Husky

Cleaning with Cold Jet will not roll parting lines, change or destroy the metal and best of all, it allows our running time to be extended. We use it every day, on every shift.

Tom Mendel
President and CEO | Performance Plastics

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

Our solutions are driving real results in our customers’ organizations.

  • Plastics & Composites

    Injection molder reduced maintenance cycles by 50%, reducing costs and downtime

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  • Medical Device

    Medical device manufacturers experience improved product quality and reduced scrap rates

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  • Plastics & Composites

    Plastic manufacturer extends mold running time by 200-500%

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  • Plastics & Composites

    Mold cleaning time reduced by 50%, while labor reduced from multiple workers to one

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