By Frank Antosiewicz, Plastics News Correspondent
Orlando, Florida -- A polyurethane-coated 2000 Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson motorcycle has gathered plenty of onlookers during the course of the NPE 2012 trade fair in Orlando, Florida. And it proved to be an effective come-on for IceTech America Inc.'s (Booth 54055) dry-ice blasting system.
"We started using the motorcycle as an eye-catcher, showing perfectly how IceTech works. It can clean any surface without damaging the surface," said Bjarne Nielson, managing director of IceTech's parent IceTech A/S of Bramming, Denmark, during an NPE interview.
The bike was coated with polyurethane and parts of it were cleaned away, displaying a gleaming machine.
"We have four bikes and we bring them to all the trade shows," said Kevin Gildea, sales manager for IceTech America.
The company offers a dry-ice program that can be used for mold cavities, screw barrels and other uses. IceTech said that the benefit is that it does not use water or chemicals, and there is no waste disposal afterwards.
The company started in 2000 in Denmark as a way to clean foam off products. It now has 35 employees working in a 9000-sq.ft (836 sq.m) facility in Denmark. IceTech also has offices in West Chester, Ohio; Singapore and Nordosten, Germany, as well as distributors in 25 countries.
The original version of this story first appeared on our sister publication, Plastics News"