Discover the many uses of dry ice, from food storage, processing, and creating fun and mysterious experiences for any party or event. Apple Ice is your reliable dry ice supplier in New York and the Tri- State area.
What is Dry Ice?
Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). It's called "dry ice" because it does not melt like wet ice. Instead, dry ice converts into carbon dioxide gas. Because dry ice is extremely cold ( -109°F/-78.5°C), non-toxic, and completely dry, it is commonly used as an expendable refrigerant to ship frozen food or medical products or to cool materials during production. The other major use of dry ice is for dry ice blast cleaning, an effective and environmentally friendly way to clean industrial equipment.
Click here to read this handy guide from UPS which contains valuable insights regarding the use of dry ice when shipping goods that must remain at extremely cold temperatures.
Dry ice can be purchased in pellets and in blocks by the
pound. Allow one week for blasting (rice) pellets.
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Custom cut is also available for your convenience.
Check out this blog from The Rose Table on
how to use dry ice safely in drinks - Click here
MistyStix Are Here!
MystyStix safely hold dry ice for that iconic smoke effect and are only sold in clear pods - in packs of 25
(without the dry ice)
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Dry Ice Pellets are sold separately
Do Not Touch or Eat!
Dry ice is a skin and eye irritant. Avoid contact with skin, mouth, eyes and clothing. Dry ice will cause severe burns.
Dry ice is harmful if eaten or swallowed. If ingested, seek medical help immediately.
Safety Guidelines and Handling
The temperature of dry ice is -109F (-79C), cold enough to freeze skin cells and cause an injury similar to a burn. Always follow these guidlines when handling dry ice
- Use gloves, towels or pot holders to move dry ice.
- Use in a Ventilated location.
- Children should be supervised by an adult when using dry ice.
Dry ice gives off CO2. Which may cause difficulty breating or suffocation. If dry ice has been in a closed vehicle or room, open the doors and windows before entering. Leave the area immediately if you have any difficulty breathing, open windows and doors to let the CO2 out of the vehicle.
Could Cause Suffocation
Dry ice changes to CO2 gas as it sublimates, causing a lack of oxygen. Only use dry ice in open or well-ventilated areas. Do not store in confined spaces such as vehicles or garages and never store near an area where people sleep as suffocation could occur
Storage: Do not place in Airtight Containers
Airtight containers may explode as dry ice converts to CO2 gas
Store dry ice in an insulated contianer but not one that is airtight. As dryice sublimates from a solid to CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) gas, it will cause an airttight contianer to expand and possibly explode.