What is Dry Ice?
Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide, a normal part of our earth’s atmosphere. This is the gas that we exhale during breathing and the gas that plants use in photosynthesis. It’s also the same gas commonly added to liquids to create carbonation. The gas is captured during industrial processes and are recycled to make Dry Ice. Dry Ice is particularly useful for freezing, and keeping things frozen because of its very cold temperature: -109.3 F or -78.5 C. It is widely used because it’s simple to freeze and easy to handle using insulated gloves. Dry Ice changes directly from a solid to a gas – sublimation – in normal atmospheric conditions without going through a wet liquid stage. Hence the name – “Dry Ice.”
Dry Ice Usage:
- Shipping Frozen Food & Medical Products
- Dry Ice Blasting
- Traveling / Camping
- Fog / Special Effects
- Power Outages / Broken Freezer
- Science / School Projects
Dry Ice Sizes:
We can make 1/8″ rice and 3/8″ pellets (look like sticks of chalk) with lengths ranging from 1″ to 4″ long. 10lb minimum.
Dry Ice Additional Information:
- Dry Ice Safety Information Sheet
- Combined Energy Services Blog, “Dry Ice for Camping”
AllGas & Welding Supply manufactures Dry Ice Pellets at our Monticello & New Hampton (Goshen) locations and is also available for sale in Newton. Call 845-791-9500 to order your dry ice today!