When shipped in an insulated cooler, dry ice will continue to sublimate from a solid to a gas. Continental Carbonic’s helpful staff can advise on specific dry ice recommendations based on products and shipping conditions.
The quantity of dry ice needed depends on the size of your shipment and the length of time in transit. Continental Carbonic’s helpful staff can advise on specific dry ice recommendations based on products and shipping conditions.
Dry ice is extremely cold at -109º F (-79º C), which is 141º F below freezing. Make sure you wear gloves when handling dry ice.
Dry ice is pure, solid carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s called dry ice because it changes from a solid to a gas and never melts into water.
Dry ice is a versatile product that has a number of commercial and consumer uses. Click here to find out about dry ice uses and applications.
Dry ice is made from carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas is pressurized and cooled to form liquid CO2. The liquid carbon dioxide is injected into either a block press or pelletizer. These dry ice production machines have chambers in which, once released to atmospheric pressure, the liquid carbon dioxide converts to dry ice snow and carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas is recovered and converted back into liquid carbon dioxide.