Wickens Media Industrial Blasting Services

Dry Ice Blasting  vs  Soda Blasting  vs  
Vapour Abrasive Blasting
  vs  Sandblasting vs Vacuum Blasting

Whether you're in need of a simple cleaning job, or restoring an industrial sized plant, Wickens Media Blasting offers the necessary blasting services, experience and expertise to get the job done.

Time equals money so downtime needs to be minimized, yet necessary cleaning projects are not only vital but also preventative to many plants and production lines. Wickens Media Blasting services can help you achieve the cleanest result in a shorter amount of time, allowing you to return to day-to-day business operations with minimum downtime. The Wickens Media Blasting team will come into your facility, assess your situation and determine the best, most effective method of cleaning to suit your needs and ensure a cleanest clean.

Dry Ice Blasting 

Dry Ice or CO 2 Blasting is a relatively new cleaning process using solid CO 2 pellets (known as dry ice). Dry Ice Pellets sublimate once they've hit the surface to be cleaned (convert directly from a solid blast pellet to a vapor) leaving a clean, dry surface with no residue. Dry Ice Blasting is environmentally friendly and safe, leaving little to no carbon footprint compared to other industrial cleaning methods. Dry Ice Blasting is an ideal cleaning method to help any company meet an ISO 14000 standard.

Soda Blasting 

Soda Blasting is a process used in restoration, removal and cleaning. Soda Blasting integrates the use of the familiar household abrasive baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) combined with compressed air to create the necessary impact in order to remove unwanted materials. Although Soda Blasting is similar to other methods (ie: sandblasting) it is considered to be a “soft media” blasting, meaning it’s a low impact alternative - making it ideal for delicate surfaces.

Vapour Abrasive Blasting 

Vapour Abrasive Blasting is a mixture of compressed air, media and water vapour. With the consumption of less than one quart of water per minute, mixed with your choice of abrasive, and operating pressures as low as 30 psi to a high of 130 psi. Vapour Abrasive Blasting is a proven solution when it comes to surface prep for nuclear plants, bridges, large painting and coating contractors, waste treatment plants, non-ferrous metals and many more.


Sandblasting is a process used to shape, smooth or clean surfaces. Similar to other methods, the process consists of propelling uniform particles directly at the surface of objects at high speeds. Sand used to be the most popular method for blasting but since the discovery of lung disease, silicosis (caused by inhalation of the dust), other materials are often used in its place.

Vacuum Blasting 

Vacuum Blasting is an effective cleaning technology for both large and small areas. This system has a three-stage separator including High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to capture small, unwanted particles and contaminants from the air.