We all know the myriad of amazing things dry ice can do for us. From keeping food fresh during shipment to blast cleaning, mosquito traps to keeping samples at the proper temperatures for research purposes, dry ice is one amazing….Wait, what exactly is it? Let’s find out!
The Many Faces of CO2
Dry ice starts off life as carbon dioxide gas (CO2). From a gas, the CO2 needs to be converted into a liquid before it can become solid dry ice. In order to get the CO2 gas into a liquid, it is pressurized and refrigerated. Once it liquefies, the pressure is reduced causing some of the liquid CO2 to vaporize. As the CO2 vaporizes it causes a rapid decrease in temperature. All of the liquid CO2 that doesn’t evaporate is chilled enough to turn into a snowy substance. Technically, this is dry ice, but not like we’re used to seeing.
The Final Product
The dry ice “snow” is compressed, either into pellets or blocks, and then sold to be used for one of the seemingly endless number of uses for dry ice. These blocks or pellets are what you can expect when you purchase dry ice from a supplier.
Dry Ice Corp: A Dry Ice Supplier in Maryland
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice products and customized delivery services in the Northeastern United States, from Virginia all the way up to Maine. And because our dry ice is supplied by manufacturing plants located right here in the Northeast, we can guarantee freshness. Other suppliers, meanwhile, get their dry ice from manufacturing plants as much as 1,000 miles away, which has a direct impact on product freshness. Ready to get your dry ice? Click here!
Dry Ice Corp provides the highest levels of service and freshest dry ice products.
If you have any questions about using Dry Ice to ship seafood, please contact Dry Ice Corp by calling 201.767.3200. You can also connect with Dry Ice Corp on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.