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Prime Production & Rework Cleaning of HDD Components

January 21, 2015

The data storage industry has evolved leaps and bounds over the past few decades. Hard disk drives (HDD’s) have become increasingly capable of storing more data than ever before.

Linear based assembly for CO2 cleaning

Linear-based automated CO2 cleaning system

Developed by IBM in the year 1956, the average HDD has shrunk in volume by a factor of 15,000 and has increased in storage capacity by a factor of two million. The worldwide data storage component manufacturing industry is now worth an estimated $32 billion.


Unique CO2 Delivery Program Has Got You Covered

January 5, 2015

Cool Clean Technologies, LLC provides manufacturers with a very unique solution converting recycled CO2 for cleaning, machine cooling, and/or extraction purposes. In order to ease the transition with a new customer, Cool Clean Technologies offers a “Tool-To-Tank” CO2 delivery program (example diagram is pictured below).

What Is Tool-To-Tank?

Since all of our processes require a CO2 source, we created a bundled package called Tool-To-Tank to help supply the necessary […]

Application Spotlight: CO2 Cooling & Aerospace Composites

December 16, 2014

There’s no tolerance for anything less than perfection from manufacturers in the aerospace industry. The aerospace industry covers everything from commercial flights, drones, and has become the basis for many military operations. Commercial flights are one of the major forms of travel and improvements are made constantly to enhance the structures.

One particular change has been the use of composites over metals. Composites were introduced because of their lightweight properties, but also provide significant benefits in durability and performance. The main composite used today is carbon fiber. Although carbon fiber has its benefits, there have been some problems with the material drilling process.

A fairly recent development of drilling composite stackups is that more manufacturers are moving away from wet drilling. By adding the coolant into the process it can damage the integrity of the carbon fiber layer weakening and causing it to fail over time. For that reason manufacturers have begun looking for alternative options.


Seeking Regional Sales Manager

December 5, 2014

Cool Clean Technologies, the worldwide leader in CO2 cleaning and cooling products is seeking a full time Regional Sales Manager. Candidate will be responsible for the management, development and implementation of all direct sales initiatives in the United States. The region is multi-state outside the United States covering Mexico/South America territory. […]

Application Spotlight: LCO2 Cleaning for Medical Devices

November 18, 2014

Because Americans are living longer, more active lives than previous generations, the need for joint replacement surgery has never been greater.

metal-knee-jointIn fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, about one million patients get new hip or knee implants each year in the U.S.

So, where do all these artificial joints comes from? A small but growing industry, medical device manufacturers specialize in precision machining of implantable devices, surgical instruments, and diagnostic equipment. And a critical part during the manufacturing of these devices is cleaning, which is where we come in.


The Environmental Benefits of CO2 Cleaning

November 5, 2014

A relatively new cleaning process with countless industrial applications, dry ice cleaning sounds like science fiction to many new users.

When told that they can clean components and parts without using solvents and without leaving a residue, most are understandably nonplussed. Many in manufacturing assume that some negative impact on the environment is a necessary evil of industrial cleaning.  But we’re thrilled to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Really?  How can you clean something without producing any waste agents? Allow us a moment to explain.


7 Reasons Why Dry CO2 Cleaning is Better than Aqueous Cleaning

October 24, 2014

Numerous industries rely on precision cleaning systems to remove oils, dust, and other contaminants from products during the manufacturing process. Until recently, the only cleaning option manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, data storage, semi-conductor, and automotive industry had was aqueous (water-based) cleaning.


The introduction of dry CO2 cleaning has forced many to abandon the old standard for a new cleaning solution. Here are seven reasons why you should too!


Q & A with Cool Clean Technologies at SAE in Salt Lake City

October 20, 2014

Cool Clean Technologies was invited to present two technical papers involving CO2 cleaning and cooling at the SAE 2014 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Real world examples of the benefits of incorporating CO2 into manufacturing processes were shown in a brief twenty five minute presentation.  Afterwards, he opened it up to questions from the audience.

We had the chance to sit down and talk about the experience and how the information on Cool Clean Technologies was received by various members of the aerospace industry.


Come join our team!

September 12, 2013

Sales Technician

Cool Clean Technologies, the global leader of engineered cleaning and cooling solutions utilizing CO2  is seeking a full-time entry level Sales Technician. Candidate will be responsible for the management, development and implementation of all direct sales initiatives in their multi-state region. Experienced with multi-product growth oriented companies, high-tech applications, and B2B sales. Prior experience with Aqueous, Solvent or Alternative based high-capital equipment sales or industry related sales preferred. Customers range from aerospace, optics, […]

Dry Machining – Milling, Grinding, Drilling with CO2 Coolant

May 14, 2013

Dry machining is essentially machining without the use of any cutting fluid or coolant. It is becoming increasingly popular due to:

  • Concerns regarding the environment
  • Operator Safety – Fumes and splashing coolant
  • Issues related to the use of conventional flood coolants
  • “Dry” may work better for certain metals (Example Aluminum)
  • Eliminates cleaning and messy work environment

Dry machining is typically reserved for certain applications, and it may never completely replace the use of cutting fluids, but developments are being made. A significant new advancement called the ChilAire™ cooling system, offers the performance benefits of a dry coolant and the environmental benefits of dry machining, all with great economics.