Shaved dry ice MicroParticle technology showcased at NPE2018

Mike Edwards   

Features cleaning video

Cold Jet will demonstrate its MicroParticle technology at NPE2018. MicroParticle technology is used heavily in the plastics industry to clean molds, deflash and deburr parts and for surface preparation prior to painting.

The technology allows companies to clean molds and other industrial parts and equipment at operating temperature and in place, and does not generate any secondary waste or leave any residue behind.

Cold Jet’s patented MicroParticle technology shaves dry ice into sugar-sized particles. This allows more media to strike the surface per second than traditional methods, which results in an increased coverage area and a faster and more even clean. Play video below for a demonstration.

“The MicroParticles will enter the hardest-to-reach places in complex geometry molds, including vents, and are small and delicate enough for a thorough clean without worry of damaging the mold surface or changing dimensions – improving product quality, lowering costs and increasing productivity,” said Steve Wilson, Global Business Unit Manager – Plastics, Rubber & Composites.

The i3 MicroClean, which utilizes MicroParticle technology, is used heavily in the plastics industry and will also be demonstrated at NPE2018, features dry ice shaving technology. The MicroClean is an innovative, lightweight, compact, single-hose low pressure blasting system that uses less compressed air and less dry ice than similar machines.  It is also quieter than traditional machines.

“When companies introduce the i3 MicroClean into their cleaning process, it extends the running time of their molds by 200-500%,” said Wilson. “It saves them from cooling the mold down, removing it, disassembling it, reassembling it, putting it back in and heating everything back up. That is a lot of time and risk for damage.”

Cold Jet will be demonstrating the MicroParticle technology and automated surface prep on coated and non-coated molds at NPE2018 in booth W483.

NPE2018 provides exclusive access to the people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics and will be held May 7-11 in Orlando, Florida.

Produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), NPE has been a plastics leader for more than 70 years, unequaled in its ability to bring the entire industry together. Participants include buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets.

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