Linde (NYSE: LIN) and Cool Clean Technologies have announced a new collaboration that combines the core competencies of each company into a comprehensive offering for a variety of industries. Customers will have access to Cool Clean’s portfolio of carbon dioxide (CO2) technologies which includes everything from precision cleaning and surface preparation to dry machining and […]
Back in March 25, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 at 5:00 p.m. to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Over a year later, there are still impacts to our business, but we have been able […]
Manufacturing is alive and prospering! After surviving the Great Recession, manufacturers are finding new ways to bounce back from the challenges of a relatively slow-growth economy. A panel of professionals from different industries came together to share their experiences when dealing with the recession and how it affected their respective businesses.
The event comprised of a long discussion featuring corporate culture, labor, the rise of robots, as well as corporate growth initiatives, R&D goals, smart innovations and ways to mitigate risk in the months ahead and year ahead. The panel of business professionals fielded questions from the audience to gain insight into business during the Great Recession, while sharing their experiences. Midway thru the event, the audience was engaged with a few real-world problems. Each table was tasked with finding a solution to the problem, based on what was discussed during the panel. Splitting up the room not only involved audience participation, but it forced conversation among tables that resulted in networking.
Overall a lot was learned, and the panelists had fun digging at each other to garner thoughtful discussion. There was no holding back! Continue reading to learn why Cool Clean Technologies’ founder was invited to be on the panel and other highlights gathered from the event. Enjoy!
Eric Gibson, President, Ultra Machining Company
Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries
Joan Schatz, Co-President, Park Industries
Jon Wikstrom, President & CEO, Cool Clean Technologies
CO2 spray technology offers unique particle and organic residue removal benefits.
Requirements of component cleanliness are constantly increasing and the automotive industry is no stranger to these stringent guidelines. Improper cleaning can lead to expensive rejects, labor intensive re-work, and restrictions in functionality. High level standards for cleanliness of components in the automotive industry has introduced new alternatives to improve the cleaning process for pretreatments, finishes, varnishes, and coatings.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) based spray technologies have been successfully implemented to meet these requirements, along with other precision cleaning and surface preparation applications. CO2 spray cleaning is a waterless solution adaptable to various shapes and sizes of parts, including, but not limited to bumpers, dashboards, head lamps, spoilers, and other interior and exterior parts.
A close-up of a CO2 spray nozzle configuration
CO2 spray cleaning uses solid CO2 particles, or dry ice, to remove particulate matter and organic material from critical surfaces.The CO2 particles mix with a heated and pressure-regulated inert propellant to form a non-condensing mixture. This integrated spray allows for both controllable spray composition (particle size and density) and energy. […]
Cool Clean Technologies officially kicked off 2016 by doing an overhaul on the current website. As the market for CO2 expands, more people are interested to know how this innovative technology will play a factor in manufacturing applications. Being a leader in CO2 technology solutions, Cool Clean has stepped up to make the information relevant and industry specific. Improvements in content, pictures, videos, and overall layout will make it easier for interested visitors to enhance their education on CO2 technology. This blog will describe the reason behind the new layout, introduce the “Solutions” tab, and explain the adjustments to the “Industries” tab. After reading, please make sure to check out the new layout and let us know what you think!
There’s a lot to be said for carbon dioxide. CO2 is one of the most abundant chemicals on the planet and yet it’s the least understood. This is due to the negative associations it has with climate change.
Over the decades, we’ve come up with terms like “carbon tax” and “carbon footprint,” which may have you convinced the compound is public enemy No. 1. While it may be true that much of the recent changes in our climate is due to an increase in industrial CO2, that doesn’t mean the gas can’t also be used in a way that has a positive impact on the planet.
Capitalism begs for improved efficiency and productivity. As the race to produce better products at more efficient rates heats up, more and more manufacturers are turning to robots to drive the next wave of manufacturing.
Companies from around the world are utilizing robotics to improve their manufacturing processes right now, and here are the benefits:
1. Predictable Production
Robotic manufacturing units are everywhere from an assembly line of cars to material handling and packaging. Even Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to reduce human labor and increase robotic manufacturing by bringing online a million units in their factories in the next few years. […]
Cool Clean is proud to have been invited by NASA to participate in an upcoming event at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt in Maryland as part of the Mechanical Systems Division, specifically the Contamination and Coatings Engineering Branch.
NASA Contamination and Coatings Engineering Branch
This branch of NASA supports projects with a cleanliness and coatings program that allows the science community to accurately obtain scientific measurements required for mission success. The focus is on preventing spacecraft performance degradation and promoting development of new technologies. […]
Integrated spray cleaning systems such as these use carbon dioxide in a solid state. The CO2 can be used to clear the surface of contaminants and prepare them for the next step in the manufacturing process. Micro particles, light oils, and dust are all cleared away with the help of this remarkable tool, all without leaving behind any residue or condensation.
Integrated spray cleaners do not come in a one-size-fits-all version. Rather, because of the complexity and variety of the surfaces these tools can be used on, we’ve designed a number of different spray modules to suit your needs. In order to find the module that will work best for you, it is essential to understand each design option.
After several years working in both civilian and military careers, Jon Wikstrom decided it was time to use his experience to change the world.
He had been working on a relatively unknown technology and believed in its potential enough to quit his career and launch something new. His goal was to develop this innovative technology and make it available to forward-thinking companies who wanted to go green and improve the efficiency of their operations in one fell swoop.
The company he founded in 2001 in Eagan, Minnesota, was called Cool Clean Technologies and the revolutionary products it sought to bring to market were all based on harnessing the power of carbon dioxide in ways that would help businesses in a wide variety of industries to save money and time.
14 years later, Cool Clean is proud to be doing just that. We’re both honored and humbled to be able to say that we are, indeed, making the world a better place and here’s how…