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Cold Jet & Kaleidoscope Innovation Win 2021 Good Design® Award

(Loveland, Ohio – March 22, 2022). Cold Jet® – the global leader in dry ice technology – has reinvented dry ice blasting with the Aero2® PCS® 60 and PLT® 60. The Aero2 Series is the highest performing line of dry ice blasters available. These machines represent the pinnacle of dry ice blasting technology and will set the standard for dry ice blasting machines for years to come.


Cold Jet PCS 60 & PLT 60 dry ice blasting machinesCold Jet Aero2 PCS 60 and PLT 60 dry ice blasters.


We are proud to announce the Aero2 PCS 60 and PLT 60, with the design help from Kaleidoscope Innovation, have won The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design 2021 GOOD DESIGN® Award in the industrial category. This award is given out to “the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world.” The GOOD DESIGN® Award is judged on quality, design, function, and aesthetics.


The Aero2 series was designed with the operator in mind, offering an ergonomic design for optimal comfort. Dave Burbrink, the lead designer from Cold Jet for the Aero2 series says, “From the onset of the project, our motto was ’LESS ICE, LESS AIR, LESS NOISE.”


This line of dry ice blasters puts operators in complete control. The machines are easy to use with an intuitive HMI display allowing operators to reduce air and dry ice consumption by fine tuning blasting parameters. With a drastic weight and size reduction compared to competing machines, and wheels designed for mobility and maneuverability, the Aero2 series provides an enhanced cleaning experience.


The PCS 60 and PLT 60 machines are the highest performing dry ice blasters available, featuring many technological advancements that are firsts in our industry. All of these design features of the Aero2 series have transformed dry ice blasting.


“We engineered the Aero2 line to be extremely innovative, high performing and durable,” said Arvid Nielsen, Senior VP of Global Technology, Cold Jet. “Cold Jet’s dry ice blasting technology is patented and proven and our goal with the Aero2 line is to advance our industry to new heights.”


The Aero2 line would not be possible without the help of Jake Schubert, Nikko Van Stolk and Karl Vanderbeek (Kaleidoscope Innovation) and Dave Burbrink (Cold Jet). We look forward to collaborating with Kaleidoscope Innovation for future endeavors to build the best products in the industry.


For more information, contact Cold Jet or visit the Aero2 page.


About Cold Jet

Cold Jet provides environmental cleaning, surface preparation and parts finishing systems to global manufacturing industries that utilize particles of dry ice as a blasting medium.  We also produce systems for the production, metering and packaging of dry ice for food transportation, cold chain management and dry ice cleaning.  Cold Jet is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio, with international operations in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit or call 1-800-337-9423 or +1-513-831-3211 (International).


About Kaleidoscope Innovation

Founded in 1989, Kaleidoscope Innovation is a full-service, insights, design and development firm. Offering both consultancy-style and onsite services, Kaleidoscope Innovation flexes to best help their business partners solve their challenges. They provide a full breadth of disciplines to meet their partners where needed, including: Insights & Human Factors, Industrial Design & User Experience, Engineering, Visualization and Software Development. Kaleidoscope Innovation has ISO 13485:2016 certification and is experienced with IEC 60601 compliance.


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