Dry Ice cleaning as industrial cleaning solution

Dry Ice cleaning is known by several names: Dry Ice blasting, Dry Ice cleaning, CO2 blasting, and even environmentally sustainable cleaning.

Dry Ice cleaning is an efficient and cost-effective industrial cleaning system, which helps industries to maximise production capability and quality. Dry Ice cleaning or blasting is similar to sand blasting, plastic bead blasting or soda blasting, where particles are accelerated in a pressurised air stream to impact a surface which needs to be cleaned or prepared. But that's where the similarity ends.

Instead of using hard abrasive particles to attack a surface (and damage it), Dry Ice blasting uses soft Dry Ice pellets accelerated to supersonic speeds, and creates mini-explosions on the surface to lift the undesirable layer off the underlying substrate.

Dry Ice pellets can be made on site or supplied by ACP.

Dry Ice cleaning has many unique and superior benefits over traditional blasting systems

Dry Ice cleaning:

  • is a non-abrasive, non-flammable and non-conductive cleaning method
  • is environmentally responsible and contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit
  • is clean and approved for use in the food industry
  • allows most items to be cleaned in situ without time consuming disassembly
  • can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts or creating fire hazards
  • can be used to remove production residue, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms
  • can be as gentle as dusting smoke damage from books or as aggressive as removing weld slag from tooling
  • can be used for many general cleaning applications


Moreover, Dry Ice pellets are made from CO2 which:

  • is a non-toxic, liquefied gas
  • is inexpensive
  • can be stored easily at work sites

Why choose ACP for your Dry Ice?

  • Extensive expertise in many proven applications

    For 60 years, we have supplied Dry Ice throughout Europe and helped companies set up Dry Ice cleaning for many kinds of applications.

    Some of the proven applications for Dry Ice cleaning are:

    • Facility/Plant Maintenance: electric motors, tanks and vessels, production and manufacturing equipment
    • Plastics Industry: injection moulds, urethane moulds and overspill, textured moulds and embossing cooling rolls, deflashing
    • Food and Beverage: bakeries, bottling plants, dry ingredients
  • Reliability

    We are known for the quality of our CO2 and our reliable delivery. Since 1897, we have never failed to deliver to a single customer.
    We have a Dry Ice production capacity of 10 tonnes per hour, as well as an extensive network of Dry Ice partners across Europe.

    Find out more about our liquid CO2 sourcing and production facilities in the EU

  • Special food-safe Dry Ice offer available

    We produce Dry Ice pellets which are made from food-grade CO2 and we are unconditionally dedicated to quality and safety. 


  • ACP’s Food-Grade Quality Programmeconforms to the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) regulations, and consists of:
    • State-of-the-art purification processes
    • Online quality monitoring and management in our production units
    • Regular analyses of final products, carried out by ACP and independent labs
    • Strict loading and unloading procedures
    • Rigorous traceability

    In co-development with some key customers, we went even further, beyond the already demanding requirements of the EIGA and ISBT regulations. In order to serve these customers even better, we developed a Safe For Food + programme with guaranteed 99.99% purification and the most stringent safety system.

    ACP’s special Safe For Food + programme:

    • Guaranteed 99.99% purification
    • Quality diagnosis/sample analysis
    • on every production day
    • of every single trailer shipment
    • Analysis of every single delivery
    • Sealing of every freight shipment
    • Separate logistics flow to avoid any risk of contamination
    • Individual seals are used to prevent product tampering

    Our Safe for Food + programme is an extremely rigorous quality and safety assurance programme.

  • We help you to set up your own onsite Dry Ice production

    Depending on your Dry Ice requirements and your logistics chain, your best solution in terms of total cost of ownership could be to produce Dry Ice in your own facilities.

    There’s no better partner than ACP for setting up Dry Ice production on your site. Our dedicated engineering department has extensive expertise in installing such facilities. Working closely with the leading Dry Ice machine producers, we have built over 100 installations in the past 10 years.
    ACP delivers CO2 in bulk for your onsite production

    Main benefits:

    • Cost saving
    • Total implementation by ACP and customised solutions
    • Most reliable CO2 sourcing in Europe
    • 24/7 maintenance service
    • 24/7 back-up delivery system in place
    • Telemetry on the CO2 tanks enables GPRS-driven quantity tracking and helps with reordering in time

 Please contact us for more information.