Shipping Dry Ice: Small Business
The season for holiday shopping is drawing nigh, and businesses have already gotten started on the sales. If you are looking to spread your perishable goods such as sweets, ice cream cakes, or other cold/frozen foods to different regions or states this holiday season and through the New Year, you will need a game plan. Your mission is possible; the answer to how to deliver these products is in dry ice.
Safely Handle Dry Ice
Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide. It has many residential and commercial uses, like science experiments, creating fog, and cleaning metal equipment. Some commercial industries use dry ice to ship frozen food across the country. Small businesses too can use dry ice this way. First, you will need to find a reliable dry ice provider. Dry Ice Corp. can help you determine the amount of dry ice you will need and can deliver it to your doorstep, so you do not have to deal with transporting it yourself. Dry ice is -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to handle with protective gloves. It also sublimates, turning directly into a gas, instead of melts, so keeping the area ventilated is a must.
Package Dry Ice
There are different ways you can use to package dry ice, although the principle is the same. You will need a cardboard box, a form of insulation, and a coolant. Insulation for dry ice shipping includes styrofoam boxes, styrofoam cut sheets, insulated liners, and insulated pads. Styrofoam boxes will keep the cold within the box better than styrofoam cut sheets may, although those are less expensive. Insulated liners are metal sheets that you can tightly wrap around your product, and insulated pads combine styrofoam and liners for an easy packaging process.
As for the type of coolant you use, invest in ice packs if you merely want to refrigerate your items or in dry ice if you are going to keep your food frozen. If you use dry ice, do not let it touch your product directly. How much dry ice you will need for each package depends on its size and how long it will take to reach its destination. Contact Dry Ice Corp. for more details.
Ship Dry Ice
When shipping the item, you will need to label it appropriately. Dry ice is a hazardous substance, and so will need the required markings, which you can find through your shipping service provider’s website. When you have found your dry ice, insulation, and shipping service providers, your product will be ready to go!
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, Pinterest, and Twitter.