Dry ice continues to be a highly useful and fascinating tool in our world. It is an environmentally-friendly substance too. Dry Ice Corp uses recycled carbon dioxide to create dry ice, and as the dry ice sublimates, it does not add back any gas that the earth did not have already. Dry ice continues to be well in demand all around the globe by many people. Below, we’ll take a look at the latest in dry ice news, who is using its products, and what its future looks like.
Dry Ice Products
Dry ice is sold in various forms. It can come in blocks of different sizes, pellets, slabs, slices, columns, and powder. The smaller the size, the more quickly the dry ice will turn from a solid into a gas. Dry ice sublimates at about 5 to 10 pounds every 24 hours in a regular ice chest, so plan ahead how much you will need beforehand.
Dry Ice Users
Dry ice is used worldwide by all kinds of industries. It is used in the scientific and medical fields for preserving specimens, it is used for transportation of goods, within the food manufacturing and processing industry, for recreational and educational purposes, and industrial cleaning.
Dry Ice News
The latest in dry ice news contains both the good and the bad. Starting with the bad, the most reported story, published in June through August of 2018, is that of a mother who died and a wife who was in critical condition due to carbon dioxide asphyxiation in the son/husband’s ice cream truck. There was not enough ventilation within the truck, and as the dry ice used to keep the ice cream cold sublimated (turned into gas,) the carbon dioxide level in the truck rose to a dangerous level. It is a rare and bizarre case, yet, it happens.
However, this danger does not mean that dry ice has no benefits, nor that its potential costs outweigh its advantages. The cost only occurs when dry ice is improperly handled. Meanwhile, the innovations in dry ice continue to abound. Within the past three months, new dry ice blasters have entered the market for cleaning technology never before seen. With computerized precision, the ice blasters shave dry ice down to crystals measured down to the millimeter before ejecting toward the cleaning target. One can also adjust the ice blaster for either a softer or more aggressive clean.
The Future of Dry Ice
According to Pioneer Reporter, the demand for dry ice is expected to increase exponentially through 2025. Various environmental and economic factors apply to the supply for crude gas to create dry ice, yet the demand for it continues to be strong for many.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.