CO2 is an abundant and renewable by-product of numerous industrial and natural processes that is recycled as a substitute processing agent in many different manufacturing operations.

CO2 efficiently replaces the valuable function provided by industrial processing agents such as deionized water, solvents, soaps, lubricants, and coolants.  It eliminates the negative environmental and energy consequences associated with manufacturing, packaging, transporting, treating, recycling or disposing of conventional processing agents.  It conserves natural and human resources – water, oil, energy, time, capital and labor.  Producing, transporting, and consuming less processing agents eliminates the production of associated environmental pollution and waste by-products such as solid wastes (i.e., filters, sludges), liquid wastes (i.e., wastewater, brine, spent oils and solvents), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and greenhouse gases (GHGs). CO2 gas even offsets new CO2 gas production and emission from both the industrial supply and consumption sides of the equation.

CO2 also delivers additional societal benefits such as safer working environments, cleaner air, cleaner products, longer lasting machines and tools, higher production yields, increased productivity and improved global competitiveness. It is a perfect solution for protecting the environment and improving the health and safety of both workers and communities, while improving the performance and cost-of-operation of manufacturing operations. CO2 CleanTech is good for people, businesses and the environment.  This conclusion is based upon environmental law and legislative agendas, ecological considerations and socioeconomic benefits.

Finally, leading companies including Western Digital, Pentel, Gillette-PaperMate, Raytheon, and Seagate have implemented CO2-based cleaning technology because it has improved the productivity, worker safety, and profitability of their precision cleaning operations.