Types of Dry Ice

Dry ice comes in three forms: blocks, slices and pellets. Each form is designed for specific needs.

Dry Ice Blocks – Dry ice blocks are generally used for freeze branding, industrial usage, shipping or specialised smoke machines. – Due to their size, dry ice blocks will last longer than a similar amount of slices or pellets. This makes blocks ideal for long-lasting shipping or storage.

Dry Ice Slices – Dry ice slices are often used in the storage and/or transportation of perishable goods such as food or medical supplies. Each slice is individually foil-wrapped for ease of use and to reduce sublimation levels.

Dry Ice Pellets –  This form of dry ice is ideal for smaller-scale needs, usually non-industrial. For example, universities often use dry ice pellets in experiments or for small-scale storage. Dry ice pellets are also used to make mist effects for entertainment purposes.

Additionally, dry ice pellets are often used by commercial businesses for small-scale or one off storage or delivery purposes.

Drice (3mm pellets) – Drice is specially designed for use in clean blasting – not for domestic use


High density (1.6g/cm3), longer lasting cylindrical dry ice pellets, available in the following diameters:

6mm, 9mm, 10mm, 16mm

Length varies 2cm – 6cm

Weight: Sold in units of 10kg


High density (1.6g/cm3), cylindrical 3mm dry ice pellets developed exclusively for dry ice blasting


Manufactured for use in the beverage and food industry, this food grade dry ice may be used directly in the processing of food stuffs.


High density (1.6g/cm3), longest lasting dry ice product, rectangular solid blocks of dry ice, available in following dimensions and weights;

Block: 8” x 5” x 10” (10.5kg unit)

5” Brick: 4” x 5” x 5” (5.2kg unit)

2.5” Brick: 4” x 5” x 2.5” (2.5kg unit)

Slab: 8” x 2.5” x 10” (5.2kg unit)

Weight: Sold in packs of 10kg


High density, long lasting dry ice slices, customised for the airline and pharma industry. Rectangular and square solid pieces of dry ice, available in following dimensions and weights;

1kg Slice: 8” x 5” x 1” (1kg unit)

Half Slice: 4” x 5” x 1” (0.5kg unit)

Puk: 5” x 5” x 0.5” (0.4kg unit)

Weight: Sold in packs of 10kg