The gift shipping industry uses cut block dry ice to keep a wide variety of foods frozen during shipping. The most popular food shipments are steaks, ice cream, fund raising cookie dough, pizzas, lobsters, cheese cakes, and cup cakes. Solid block dry ice with production dimensions of 10" x 10" x 12" can be cut into dimensions to match shipping container space and cooling requirements. The dry ice cuts are individually packaged in poly bags that are printed with safe handling warnings.
The finished product dry ice is delivered in either a 33 cubic foot, stainless steel lined insulated container or a smaller 11 cubic foot poly container with a hinged lid and on wheels. The 33 cubic foot containers hold approximately 2,000 pounds of cut block dry ice. The smaller poly container holds approximately 700 pounds of cut block dry ice. Full containers are weighed right before being loaded on our delivery truck and then delivered to the fulfillment center's dock. Empty containers from prior deliveries are loaded back onto the truck. Upon return to the Continental Carbonic production plant, the empty containers are inspected for damage, repaired if necessary, and thoroughly washed and sanitized.
Continental Carbonic goes to great lengths to minimize the risk of product contamination. We adhere to strict maintenance and sanitization programs for our dry ice production equipment. We require our floor personnel to wear hair nets and anti-bacterial smocks and employ food grade cleanliness practices. Liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice are periodically tested to assure tight product specifications are being met. Digital video cameras monitor the production floor at each of our plants. Insulated containers are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized upon their return to our plants and lids are shrink wrapped once containers are filled. These practices result in Continental Carbonic being able to deliver the highest quality cut block and pellet dry ice in the industry.
On Time Deliveries
Our gift shipping customers require timely delivery of dry ice to allow their distribution centers to meet their outbound shipment schedules on an uninterrupted basis. Continental Carbonic managers stay in close contact with their customer counterparts to insure timely and accurate communication of orders and adjustments.