Dry ice is one of the coolest substances on the planet and there are so many unique things you can do to practically use it, learn from it, and create new things using it. Here are the facts about dry ice and how it is made, what it can be used for, and how it can help you!
What is Dry Ice?
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide, an element in the Earth’s atmosphere. When the gas is frozen, it turns into an incredibly cold substance that weighs in at -109 degrees Fahrenheit. Since it is so cold, it can be used to keep frozen things frozen or flash freeze things that are at room temperature. Since carbon dioxide is a gas, it sublimates as it “melts” and turns directly into a gas. This is why dry ice makes a cool steaming or smoking effect!
How Do I Stay Safe?
Since dry ice is so cold, you need to practice safety precautions whenever using or handling it. Always handle dry ice using tongs or gloves, as any touch with your skin will cause immediate and severe burns. Do not ever put dry ice in your mouth or in food where it could make contact with skin or organs (like the tongue). If you are using dry ice as part of a science experiment or learning activity, make sure to explain to any children watching why dry ice is dangerous so that they understand why they shouldn’t touch it.
Where Can I Purchase Dry Ice?
Dry ice can be purchased from the professionals at Dry Ice Corp. We are experts at getting you whatever quantity of dry ice you need, whatever the project, whenever you need it. Give us a call today with your order!
Dry Ice for All of 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.