How did Dry Ice Blasting Originate?


The origin of the Dry-ice cleaning method can be traced back to the aviation industry, and the evidence suggests that the United States Navy experimented with Dry Ice as a degreaser, in the early 1900s.

However, it wasn’t until 1974 when Lockheed Martin, a U.S-based weapons and aircraft manufacturer, filed a patent for “sandblasting with pellets of material capable of sublimation” that we find the real-world application of dry-ice cleaning.

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How effective is dry ice blasting?

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