Category: FAQ

How long does dry ice last and how do I dispose of it?

Dry ice has a relatively short shelf-life and proper insulated storage is key. Once the CO2 has been compressed into a solid form, it slowly begins to revert to it’s original gas form. The better insulated your storage container is, the longer the dry ice will last. Larger quantities of dry ice hold better than…

What safety precautions should I take with dry ice?

Always wear insulated gloves when handling dry ice. Dry ice can cause freezer burns if it comes in direct contact with skin. Store your box of dry ice in a well-ventilated area. As the dry ice sublimates (reverts from a solid to a gas) CO2 levels can build up in enclosed areas. Shortness of breath…

What is dry ice and how is it made?

Dry Ice is solid CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) gas. It is extremely cold at -78oC. Dry ice does not melt, instead it slowly reverts to original gas form, hence the name ‘dry’ ice. Insulated gloves should alway be worn when handling dry ice. The dry ice manufacturing process: Dry Ice is made by cooling and compressing…