Understanding Dry Ice: What is Dry Ice and Its Uses


Dry Ice is carbon dioxide (CO2) in its solid form. It is extremely cold at -78°C and changes from a solid matter to gas. We call this sublimation. It will not turn into liquid which is why it is called dry ice. Our Dry Ice is non-toxic, Food Grade and is colourless, odourless, and non-flammable. It is made from the same gas that is added to water to make soda water. When Dry Ice is at normal air temperature, it quickly sublimates – that is, it
evaporates (Sublimates) directly from a solid form to a gas. That is why it produces intriguing effects and has many uses ranging from Heavy Industry and Mining to Home Entertainment.

When dry ice is used no new carbon dioxide is produced. Instead, only the original carbon dioxide by-product is released. When Dry Ice converts to gas it simply returns to the atmosphere, where it came from in the first place – therefore that is an eco-friendly carbon-neutral process.

Storage & Transport

Dry ice will sublimate into Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas and needs to be stored and transported correctly.


It’s best to store dry ice in an insulated container – the better the insulation, the slower the dry ice sublimation will occur. Do not store dry ice in a refrigerator or a freezer (unless the dry ice is being used to maintain the proper holding temperature). Do not store dry ice in an airtight container; never store in a glass container. The sublimation of dry ice into Carbon Dioxide gas will cause an airtight container to expand, rupture or burst.
Always store dry ice in a well-ventilated area. Avoid storing dry ice in unventilated rooms, cellars, autos or boat holds. The sublimated Carbon Dioxide gas will sink to low areas and replace oxygenated air. Carbon Dioxide gas at elevated concentrations may be fatal when inhaled. Some
surfaces left in direct contact with dry ice may be damaged by the extreme cold. Adhesives may become brittle and break down.


Dry ice will sublimate so it is best to pick it up as close as possible to the time it is needed. Small quantities can be transported in well insulated containers, eskys or foam boxes and for larger quantities we recommend using our Low Loss Containers.


We strongly recommend storing and transporting large quantities dry ice in high-quality Low Loss Containers, specifically designed to reduce the sublimation of the dry ice. We invest significantly in these specialised containers for the benefit of our customers These highly insulated and tightly sealed containers reduce sublimation and keep dry ice in optimum condition during transportation and storage. Low Loss Containers are available in various sizes, with or without wheels,
with the capacity to hold up to 200kg, 250kg and 350kg of dry ice.


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What We Do?

Dry Ice.pk specializes in the manufacture and distribution of dry ice and liquid carbon dioxide. The company is also the nation's largest distributor of dry ice blasting equipment. DryIce.pk maintains a reliable network of 47 dry ice distribution facilities and 1 liquid CO2 facility located strategically throughout its service area.

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