Industries

Plastics Operations

Dry ice blasting is perfect for cleaning injection moulding and plastic extrusion operations. As parts are moulded, several release agents and residue can build up on the mould tool, increasing defect rates. Dry ice blast cleaning results in a reduction in labour costs, reduces wear on tooling, decreases scrap rates, and increases production time while offering a contaminant-free solution to your operation.

Dry ice can clean:

  • Moulds
  • Extruder Screws
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Mould Machines
  • Ovens
  • Mixers

Benefits of Using Dry Ice Blasting for Cleaning Plastics

On-site cleaning without having to remove the moulds from the plastic injection moulding machine is a major benefit in this industry. Cleaning plastic when hot is also an advantage of using dry ice blasting because of the quick return to production. There is no need to cool down and reheat.

Dry ice blasting removes material grease and residues from production equipment without damaging the mould or equipment, unlike some conventional cleaning methods.

Before & After

Check out these before and after photos of Plastic projects completed by Wickens Dry Ice Blasting.

An extrusion machine in a plastics facility cleaned with dry ice blasting.
Dry ice blasting was used to clean an extrusion machine in a plastics facility.
Wickens used dry ice blasting to clean an extrusion machine in a plastics facility.

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