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Industrial Abrasive Blasting

A clean alternative to traditional media blasting for industrial painting and epoxy coatings.

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Industrial Abrasive Blasting Benefits

There is no need to continue dealing with the unavoidable mess associated with other types of media blasting. Dry Ice Blasting and Water Jetting are clean alternatives to traditional media blasting for industrial painting and epoxy coatings.

Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting is a method of abrasive blasting that uses carbon dioxide in solid form instead of more conventional media such as sand, coal slag, or corn cob.

Dry Ice Blasting propels high density ice pellets at the substrate sublimating on impact, because dry ice pellets are relatively soft compared to other types of blasting there is little transfer of kinetic energy and abrasion to the substrate.

The cleaning process depends largely on the inherent qualities of the dry ice. When it comes into contact with the surface being blasting it absorbs large amounts of heat producing shear stresses due to thermal shock. The contaminant then easily flakes off as it is bombarded with additional pellets. Additionally, when the pellets sublimate the gas expands nearly 200 times the size of the pellets, this causes microscopic shock waves aiding in the cleaning process.



Dry Ice Blasting is perfect for interior media blasting. In the case of peeling paint on a ceiling it only makes sense to use clean effective dry ice instead of coal slag or corn cob. Dry Ice Blasting is extremely effective at removing peeling or cracked coatings leaving no media behind to be removed.


Dry Ice Blasting is perfect for the food industry as it will decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes and is FDA approved.


Most other forms of abrasive blasting are far too destructive for use in or around electrical components; because of the low level of kinetic energy transferred to the surface and the complete lack of moisture, Dry Ice Blasting is ideal for electrical components.


In some cases the surface or substrate that needs to be cleaned cannot withstand abrasive blasting with the more destructive media; such as sensitive robotic components or fragile mechanical components. In these cases Dry Ice Blasting is a great alternative to safely and effectively clean the surface.

Water Jetting

Water Jetting is a great tool for cleaning and removing coatings, 40,000 PSI with a rotating lance will easily remove and epoxy coating from a steel structure without the mess and hassle of dry media.

The primary advantage for the customer is speed. With water jetting we will be able to complete the project and have your facility back in full production much faster than with traditional media blasting. Because of the inherent properties of water there will be zero dust while we are blasting, and once the water dries the only debris are those which we removed from your structure. On large projects this means your facility can be back in operation much faster because we will not have to slow down or stop our process in order to clean up blasting media.

Additionally, there is no media (coal slag, shot, and corn cob) to get in every nook it can find. Traditional media blasting is a lot like going to the beach; you are going to find sand everywhere for a long time after the project is complete (no matter how good the cleanup is by the contractor).

Why choose Collins Industrial Services
for Industrial Abrasive Blasting?

Unparalleled Excellence

At Collins Industrial Services we provide nationwide superior industrial painting, industrial flooring, and a wide range of sophisticated coatings.

We take tremendous pride in the great work we’ve done for other businesses and are eager to help you refine your business both aesthetically and functionally.

  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Consultations
  • Weekend Hours Available
  • Quality Painting Reps
  • 40+ Years Experience
  • We have an owner on every job!

Our Nace Certification

We’re contractors with the knowledge to allow your facility to achieve its maximum performance.

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Details about our certifications and training include:

  • SSPC Coating Application Specialist Level 1
  • Retroplate
  • Graco Product Service Training
  • OSHA Lead in Construction Safety Course

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the basics of industrial abrasive blasting? We’ve provided a list of some of the most common questions that we normally receive below for your convenience:

Metal, wood, plastics, concrete and many others. There is an appropriate blasting media for almost any material.

Coal slag, garnet, glass and aluminum oxide are great for blasting coatings or rust from metal.

Dry Ice is used to remove mold, clean electrical components, remove peeling coatings from any surface and remove soot from fire damage.

Corn cob or walnut husk is used similarly to dry ice, light blasting of surfaces you don't want damaged by a more aggressive media

Dry ice blasting is much like other forms of blasting with the exception that high density dry ice pellets are used as the media.

There is no media to clean up, with dry ice blasting the rice pellets return to a gas on contact with the surface.

Dry Ice is dry, therefore it will not damage electrical components.

No, oil thickens when cooled, therefore when it is dry ice blasted in thickens and simply get pushed around on the surface

No, we are a maintenance coating company. We are set up to come to you.


At Collins Industrial Services, we understand that an industrial job takes a little more time and experience than your average company.

That’s why we offer a complete range of industrial services that will add a little color and sheen to your machinery, storage or work space.

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