Dry ice

Dry ice is made from liquid carbon dioxide, which is first frozen into dry ice snow and then compressed to form dry ice.

We produce dry ice in our carbon dioxide plant located in Kokkola, from where it is delivered all over Finland. Orders for dry ice can be made at the outlets in connection with Woikoski’s facilities or via our resellers.

Features and use

Dry ice is made from liquid carbon dioxide, which is first frozen into dry ice snow and then compressed to form dry ice. Dry ice is extremely cold, with a temperature of -78 °C.

It is ideal for cooling food and beverages, in cold storage when the freezer is being defrosted, for instance, and keeping fish fresh on a fishing trip. When dry ice sublimates it turns into a gas, which can be used for creating dramatic effects in events. Because it is heavier than air, the “smoke” rests on a table or the floor.

 

Package sizes

Our most popular package sizes for consumers are the 10 kg package of pellets and the 15 kg package of blocks of dry ice.

The following guidelines must always be observed when handling dry ice

  • Touching dry ice with bare skin can lead to severe frostbite. Always wear protective gloves.
  • Do not use gas-tight containers.
  • Dry ice must be stored and transported in a space with efficient ventilation. Avoid inhaling the gas.
  • Do not ingest the product, add it to a drink, or place it on bare skin.

The Woikoskis dry ice ( CO2-ice) is certified encl. FSSC 22000.

Our experts are happy to provide more information on the various uses of dry ice and how to handle it safely.