Tips for Shipping with Dry Ice
We’re sure that you are done making and shipping all of your holiday gifts already, right? Luckily, even if you are a last-minute gift-giver, shipping with dry ice can solve some potentially sticky or liquidy or melty shipping problems. How can you properly ship with dry ice this holiday season?
Start with the Right Container
First things first, you need to select the right container for your shipping. People think of cheap coolers for transporting dry ice, but they will not stand up to the abuse that they will encounter during shipping. A thick box that is made of polystyrene is a great option, as they will keep the temperature within the package stable, protect the dry ice from leaking out, and give you a little wiggle room in terms of shipping time.
Get the Right Type of Dry Ice
After you get the right container for the job, make sure that you get the right temperature of dry ice for shipping the type of food you are. If you are shipping frozen goods, use dry ice designed to keep things frozen. If you are shipping refrigerated goods, use gel packs or other refrigerants for keeping things cool while they are in transit. If you are shipping something like Christmas cookies, that can be slightly frozen and thawed without damage, use a combination of gel packs and dry ice.
How Much Dry Ice Do I Need?
If you are using dry ice, budget 5-10 pounds of dry ice for every day that your package will be in transit, if your package is up to 15 quarts in size. If you have a larger package or need to ship for a longer period of time, multiply out that equation as needed. If you can choose a quality package and use the right type of dry ice for the job, your holiday baking will have no trouble getting to its destination in perfect condition.
Looking to Ship Christmas Cookies This Year?
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.