Dry ice blasting & Sand blasting

Blasting is an effective and efficient way of pretreating different surfaces.

Through blasting, impurities such as rust, older paint layers and other contaminants are removed.

The cleaning process ensures that a primer can adhere better to the surface. This causes the final layers of paint or coating to adhere better, which results in a better end product. 

We use different methods for blasting. For example, we can use:

  • corundum blasting
  • and dry ice blasting

Corundum blasting

Corundum (or aluminium oxide) is a very fine abrasive similar to sand, but even finer than that.

Because it is so fine, it is an ideal abrasive for blasting. During the process, corundum grains are sprayed under high pressure onto the surface to be treated.

Corundum is used to clean the surface, to remove paint, to de-rust, to roughen, to mattify or to polish.

Dry ice blasting

Sometimes, corundum blasting is not a suitable method for an object.

In that case, dry ice is an excellent alternative. Dry ice consists of frozen carbon dioxide (or carbonic acid gas). It is small grains that are almost -80 degrees Celsius.

With dry ice, other applications are possible that are not possible with corundum blasting. Dry ice is often used by Steur, because it does not leave any moisture behind. This means that your vehicle can be sprayed faster, because it does not have to dry.

Dry ice is also suitable for cleaning electrical installations or industrial machines that contain a lot of electronics and cables that should not be damaged.

At Steur we use dry ice blasting as much as possible. This is because it is a more effective and efficient method than corundum blasting to pre-treat the surface. We only use corundum blasting in case of heavy rust formation.

It is environmentally friendly and does not leave any waste behind that has to be cleaned up afterwards. In addition, the object to be blasted is immediately ready for treatment.

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