The process involves blasting sodium bicarbonate against the surface to be cleaned,
using compressed air to accelerate the crystals to almost 600 miles an hour. Unlike
an abrasive, sodium bicarbonate particles remove contaminants by means of the energy
release. When the particles 'explode' (crush) on contact with the surface the non-abrasive
action allows it to lift any contaminate off a surface. Normally a surface would
have been damaged by an abrasive media. Using Soda, surfaces like aluminium, stainless
steel, glass, fibreglass, wood, plastics, bearings, seals, hydraulic cylinders and
more can be cleaned and stripped safely.
Soda blasting also breaks down hydrocarbons through a process called, saponification
which makes it highly suitable for cleaning equipment covered in fatty foods or engine
parts. After Soda Blasting is complete just rinse off with water and the water soluble
The non-flammable properties of sodium bicarbonate allow it to be used for cleaning
in the petroleum industry where other methods cannot be used. Likewise, its non-toxic
properties mean that it can be used in food-processing and similar areas.