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?
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|
|Chilled & Frozen Distribution|
|Pre-conditioning & refrigeration of Envirotainers|
|Industrial Dry Ice Cleaning|
|Theatrical and Special FX|
Domestic Uses of Dry Ice
|ChilliSticks Dry Ice Cocktails|
|Maintain Goods at Frozen Temperatures|
|Keep Perishables Fresh|
|Fix Car Dent|
|Non-toxic Alternative to Herbicide|