What is dry ice?

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide.  It is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas found naturally in the atmosphere. It is ideal to use as refrigeration rather than water ice because it leaves no residual moisture other than some frost.

How long does dry ice stay cold?

Its cooling effect will deteriorate about 10% a day depending on its use and storage environment.

What is the best way to store dry ice?

The best way to store dry ice is in a non-air-tight cooler in a ventilated area.

How do I use dry ice to transport supplies?

You should use an EPS foam container that we have available for purchase. Keep the contents separate from dry ice by layering a cardboard between or around the product and the dry ice.

How do I use dry ice for freezing?

Place items on the bottom of your non- air-tight cooler. Cover with cardboard and place dry ice on top of the cardboard.

How do I use dry ice for cooling?

Place dry ice on the bottom of your non-air-tight cooler. Cover with cardboard and place items on top.

How do you handle dry ice?

Use waterproof insulated gloves or tongs when adding or removing dry ice. Do not touch dry ice with your skin because it can cause frost bite or skin irritation.

How do I dispose of unused dry ice?

The best way to dispose of dry ice is to allow it to sublimate so that it turns into a gas. Make sure this happens in a well-ventilated area. DO NOT dispose in a toilet, sink, garbage disposal or sewer.

Why is dry ice popular at Halloween?

You can create fog that gives great visual effects.

Can you eat/drink dry ice?

Do not consume dry ice in its solid form.

What form of dry ice lasts the longest?

Block ice typically lasts longer than pellets.

How much ice do I need if my freezer stops working?

For a day, 25 to 30 pounds of dry ice will suffice for a small freezer. If it is a large freezer, 3 pounds per cubic foot.


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Please read Dry Ice Safety before using dry ice.