Dry ice is an important supply for many different businesses and industries, and your laboratory isn’t any different. There are various uses for dry ice to satisfy the multiple needs in your laboratory. Any clinical or medical products that have to maintain a consistently cold temperature should be shipped with dry ice. This ice is also very useful in the event of a power outage. With the projected release of a COVID-19 vaccine coming soon, laboratories are expected to ship out it out to various locations all across the country. If you are planning to find a dry ice supplier to meet your lab’s needs, keep these key points in mind.
Available in All Sizes
When you pick a dry ice provider, choose one that offers multiple different sizes or cuts for custom sizing. Most companies provide dry ice pellets that will fill any container around any oddly sized items. You might also find that you need additional shapes and sizes of dried ice. Many different companies will even offer custom-sized blocks that could be used in big shipping containers or as an emergency supply within a specimen refrigerator.
Convenient and Easy Packaging
Before picking a supplier, determine their different packaging options. If you’re only using a smaller quantity of dry ice, this might not seem like that much of a big deal. If you are getting a big supply routinely, however, it might quickly become a problem. The packaging shouldn’t allow the gas that results from the sublimation of the dry ice without causing the packaging to explode fully. Containers with wheels for easy transport might also be available in a few situations, making it easier to store and move around high quantities or big pieces of dry ice.
Pick High Quality
Since contamination procedures are very strictly enforced in most laboratories, your dry ice provider should have very similar procures. With the current pandemic, you can’t risk anything getting dirty or infected. Anything that you store or send has to be packaged with high-quality dry ice. This dry ice has to be pure and sanitary too. When you’re choosing an ice provider, ask them about their sanitation methods as well as their cleanliness practices.
For more information on dried ice and how to get your hands on some, give the folks at the Dry Ice Corp a call!
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 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.