A Great New Way to Blast Machines Clean

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Dry ice is changing Penang’s industrial landscape.

When Shivonne Lew decided to change careers after nearly a decade in the financial services sector, she took a leap of faith into a field she had absolutely no knowledge of: she went into the dry ice cleaning business.

Dry ice blasting, or CO2 cleaning, is an alternative industrial cleaning process that involves high-pressure blasting using dry ice as a cleaning agent, allowing the cleaning of machines onsite without time-consuming disassembly. The main difference between sandblasting and dry ice blasting is that the latter is non-abrasive, non-flammable and “environmentally responsible” as it contains no secondary contaminants such as solvents or grit.


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