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What do our customers use dry ice for? Let’s look at the agricultural sector as the freeze branding season begins. Freeze-branding is a method of stock identification. It has the advantages of being the only permanent identification available for cows (as ear tags can...
We’re thrilled to announce that our drivers Anthony Crosbie, Raivo Podniek, Ronan Dunne, and Stephen Flanagan were recipients of the Fleet Transport Awards ‘Transport Heroes Award’, which honours the essential workers who went the extra mile during the Coronavirus...
What do our customers use dry ice for? Let’s look at the medical sector; Ireland’s bone banks use dry ice for transporting fresh frozen femoral heads. A femoral head is the highest part of the thigh bone (femur) that sits into the hip socket. Bone banks procure...
Did you know that Polar Ice offer dry ice re-icing services for consignments at Airports? Whether due to flight delays, customs clearance checks or unforeseen interruptions on the cold-chain journey, we understand how critical shipments can be and our skilled team are...
Last Wednesday we conducted our first online ISO9001:2015 Audit with Certification Europe, and we’re delighted to announce that we have once again achieved certification. The goal of an ISO9001 audit is to identify areas for improvement and ensure that a company...
Covid-19 procedures require all team members and third-party contractors to complete a questionnaire on entering the Polar Ice premises. For safe and easy access, we made all questionnaires available on mobile using SurveyMonkey, doing away with the need for pen and...
Do you use dry ice in the workplace? Ensure that your team are equipped with the skills and knowledge that they need. In preparation for your QA and H&S Audits, this online course will give you and your people a clear understanding of best-practices for handling,...
When everything else seemed to slow down, we didn't want to take our foot off the pedal; while some appreciated extensions have been granted to the transport industry, we made a decision to keep driving forward. To face the challenges of new ways of working and to be...
We recently collaborated with Thunders Bakery to showcase a series of Special Effect Halloween Cakes. We met with Food Photographer Andrea Lucy who produced these spectacular images, which we staged with a dramatic dry ice fog effect. The flowing fog effect is created...
Polar Ice recently attended the Business All-Stars Summit in Croke Park. We were delighted to place as a finalist in the 'Made In Ireland' category, and our MD, Alison Ritchie, was accredited as an All-Star 'Thought Leader in Enterprise Development'. All Ireland...
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Last updated: 23/06/2021
Polar Ice as a critical supplier to frontline industries will continue to remain open.
IMPORTANT: DPD Couriers handle our smaller volume deliveries and they are now experiencing a significant increase in the volume of parcels. As a result, delivery may be later in the evening and so we advise customers to schedule delivery for the day prior to planned use. It’s important to factor in the expected amount of dry ice sublimation when having dry ice delivered a day early.
Dry ice has a short shelf-life and sublimates (reverts from a solid to a gas) over time. As an approximate guide expect 18 – 25% loss per 24 hours in polybox storage cartons. Dry Ice should be used within 48 hours of delivery as sublimation rates increase relative to the airspace in the storage box.
- Restricted access to our main premises and depots for non-Polar Ice personnel. Customers collecting dry ice are asked to ring at least 30 minutes in advance and we will have the order ready for collection outside.
- Reduced the number of front-line staff on-site at any one time and facilitated remote working for all other staff.
- Put enhanced sanitising procedures in place on all work-surfaces and company vehicles.
- Continued to update our employees on Covid-19.
- Established and tested our ICT systems to ensure that it’s business as usual for all customers.
We are continuing production and have implemented contingency plans to ensure minimal impact to our supply chain and our customers. We are monitoring events closely and we are acting accordingly based on the latest information available from public health officials. Our ultimate concern is the health of our employees and customers.
If you have queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 057 862 3860 or email email@example.com.
Our head office and manufacturing premises are located in Co. Laois, with depots in Santry Dublin, Little Island Cork, and Portadown Armagh.
Unit 3 Portarlington Ind. Est.
+353 (0)57 862 3860
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