Dry ice blasting is perfect for removing bitumen from surfaces
Dry ice blasting is the perfect solution for removing bitumen and tar from a variety of surfaces and across a range of industry, heritage sites and domestic properties.
Due to the extreme cold nature (-79 Celsius) of dry ice blasting, bitumen freezes and becomes brittle on contact with dry ice pellets used in the blast process.
A kinetic explosion then takes place, as the cold, frozen gas expands and vapourises back to gas (known as sublimation).
This process causes the bitumen to dislodge from the substrate it was attached to leaving the surface clean and damage free.
Other methods of abrasive blasting tend to heat the bitumen, due to the abrasive, grinding nature of the media used, causing the bitumen to become sticky and spread.
Dry ice blasting creates no secondary waste unlike sand blasting or grit blasting and we don't use chemical or cleansing agents, which can also leave ghosting marks after removal.
We can remove bitumen from surfaces such as:
Dry ice blasting is used across industries such as: