Dry Ice is manufactured from Liquid CO2. The solidified carbon dioxide is pressed into large slabs of “Dry Ice” and then cut into 50 LB block form or processed as Dry Ice Pellets. Dry Ice is particularly useful for freezing and prolonging the amount of time a perishable item will stay frozen for in transit when there is no electrical refrigeration available.
Because of its extremely cold temperature: -109.3°F or -78.5°C, many industrial and consumer shippers of perishables often use dry ice even for non-frozen goods. Dry ice gives more than twice the cooling energy per pound of weight and three times the cooling energy per volume than regular water ice (H2O). It is often mixed with regular ice to save shipping weight and extend the cooling energy of regular ice.
Dry Ice is widely used because it is simple to freeze and easy to handle using insulated gloves. Dry Ice does not melt, it sublimates directly from a solid to a gas back into the atmosphere, leaving no mess, therefore it gets the name "Dry Ice." Dry Ice sublimates at a rate of five to ten pounds every 24 hours in a typical ice chest. This sublimation continues from the time of purchase; therefore, pick up Dry Ice as close to the time needed as possible. Bring a Styrofoam cooler or some other insulated container to hold the Dry Ice and slow the sublimation rate.
We are happy to meet the needs of our customers 24 hours a day. We are always ready to step in and ensure you have a reliable supply of dry ice to keep your business running smoothly. We keep 100,000lbs. of dry ice in our inventory at all times, ensuring we can meet a high demand of businesses and consumers who require a continuous supply of dry ice to keep a sustained cold temperature wherever and whenever it is needed.
Use Dry Ice from Natuzzi Ice in order to ensure timely delivery of your perishable products.
The meat processing industry requires dry ice in order to cool meat immediately after it is slaughtered and ensure it is fresh upon delivery.
Dry ice is used as a cooling agent for the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. Keeping these products cool ensures the quality and integrity of these medical products and keeps them free from contaminants.
Keep your prepared airline meals fresh with dry ice from Natuzzi Ice, this ensures the meals served will have their flavor and freshness preserved for your airline customers.
We offer 24-7 Emergency Dry Ice Delivery for customers who experience a loss of power or refrigeration – ensure your home or business does not lose products due to an emergency.
Make deliveries of perishable items to your consumers’ homes so can be confident your product will arrive freshly and safely.
Ensure your products stay fresh and cold with Natuzzi Ice dry ice, an affordable option to freezing and refrigeration when mobility and access to power are your top concerns.
Dry Ice Blasting with Natuzzi Ice dry ice is an affordable and effective way to clean a variety of surfaces from heavy duty machinery to highly detailed circuitry.
Consumers can use Natuzzi Ice dry ice for many purposes such as a cost-effective way to keep your perishables fresh, home science experiments, and use as an effect in décor and for parties.
Create a spooky effect and take your Halloween party to the next level. Purchase your dry ice right before your party or event and plan on purchasing only what is needed and using it right away.
Dry ice should always be handled with care. Ensure the safety of the handler by wearing protective gloves or using a cloth between the ice and the hands. Prolonged exposure to bare skin will cause the cells to freeze and create an injury similar to a burn.
Store dry ice in an insulated container and ensure the proper ventilation of the area where the dry ice is stored. If the air where the dry ice is stored reaches a CO2 level above 0.5%, it can be dangerous to your health. Signs to look out for are headaches and difficulty breathing, as the carbon dioxide sublimates and replaces oxygen. Loss of consciousness in a confined area containing dry ice can lead to serious health consequences and even death.
Due to the rapid emission of large volumes of CO2 gas, any dry ice that is stored in a closed container can pressurize the container. Given enough time at normal room temperature, such a container may explode if the gas is not able to escape. Serious physical injury has occurred due to improper packaging of dry ice.
Occupational Exposure Limits: Eight-hour, timeweighted average is 5,000 parts per million (ppm); 15-minute, short-term exposure limit is 30,000 ppm.Review the Material Safety Data Sheet for more information on safe handling of dry ice.