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…

How long does dry ice last and how should it be stored?

From the moment the CO2 has been compressed into a solid form, it slowly begins to revert to it’s original gas form. This process is known as sublimation. NEVER store dry ice in an airtight container as the sublimating dry ice will cause a potentially dangerous build-up of pressure. Proper storage is essential to ensure…

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…

Polar Ice accredited as Business All-Star

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 Business Summit, Business All Stars in Croke Park. Picture: Keith Wiseman Speaking at…