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Pharmaceutical Applications

Pharmaceutical companies use dry ice for shipping and as a cooling agent for research projects. Either cut block or pellet dry ice can be used for shipping purposes and pellet dry ice is typically used for research and development applications. We can cut the dry ice blocks into dimensions to suit a customer's cooling and space requirements. Typical cuts are a 10 pound 2" x 10" x 10" cut or a five pound 2" x 5" x 10" cut. These cuts can be delivered without packaging or individually packaged in poly bags. We frequently deliver to multiple sites throughout a complex. Every site can be set up with a separate account allowing the customer to easily track usage.

Dry ice is often delivered to pharmaceutical customers in HR11 insulated containers that hold approximately 600 pounds of pellet and 700 pounds of cut block. The HR11 has a hinged lid which helps control sublimation and is available on wheels for easy movement throughout a facility. Larger containers are available for larger quantity shipments. When full containers are delivered empty containers from prior deliveries are picked up and returned to our plant.

Product Quality

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 pharmaceutical customers require timely delivery of dry ice to allow their distribution centers to meet their outbound food 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.