At - 109 degrees F, the frozen CO2 pellets are extremely cold. Upon impact with the surface coating or contaminant, the CO2 pellet absorbs heat from the very thin top layer of the surface coating or contaminant. This very rapid transfer of heat into the pellet from the coating layer, creates an extremely large temperature difference and a thermal stress between successive micro-layers within the coating. The micro-layers of coating crack and shatter under this stress. At the same instant, the pellet changes from a solid to a gas (known as sublimation), expanding nearly 800 times the volume of the pellet. This "micro-explosion" lifts the shattered particles away from the cleaned surface. The CO2, now in its gas form, returns to the atmosphere leaving nothing behind to be removed from the site but the now shattered coating or contaminant.
No sand, no water, and no solvents makes it a great cleaning method for equipment and machinery.
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