About Dry Ice

Dry ice blocks, slices, and logs.Dry Ice is the common term for carbon dioxide in a solid state. It is so-called because it does not melt into a liquid. Instead, it gradually reverts to its original gas form. This solid-to-gas transition is known as sublimation.

Dry Ice is extremely cold at -78.5oC. It is a non-toxic, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Dry Ice is a readily available, economical, and versatile product to use. This makes it a valuable solution for a wide variety of industries.

How long does dry ice last?

A scoop of dry ice pellets.10kgs stored in the small Polar Ice storage carton will last for up to 72 hours from the time you receive it. However, for best results, you should use the dry ice within 48 hours of receiving it. The more that you have stored in the container, the longer it will last. This means it’s important to have a delivery as close as possible to the time that you will use it.

Refrain from opening and closing the insulated container as much as possible. When you remove product from the container fill the empty space with wadded newspaper or styrofoam sheets. Any “dead-air-space” will increase the rate of sublimation.

Commercial Uses of Dry Ice

Hospitals & Research Clinics
Food Processing & Preservation
Inflight Catering
Chilled & Frozen Distribution
Chemical Industries
Pre-conditioning & refrigeration of Envirotainers
Industrial Dry Ice Cleaning
Shrink Fitting
Rubber Moulding
Degassing tanks
Theatrical and Special FX
Freeze Branding
Gift Shippers

Domestic Uses of Dry Ice

Special Effects
ChilliSticks Dry Ice Cocktails
Maintain Goods at Frozen Temperatures
Keep Perishables Fresh
Cold Caps
Fix Car Dent
Educational Experiments
Green Burial
Homemade Ice-cream
Non-toxic Alternative to Herbicide