In industry, dry ice is primarily used for the rapid cooling of material when fitting components consisting of different material together.
Dry ice blasting has gained popularity, becoming a cleaning method of choice alongside sand and soda blasting. Compared with the other two methods, dry ice blasting is less abrasive but extremely effective and clean. During the blasting process, the dry ice turns into gas so it leaves no residue to be cleaned up, causing no additional costs.
In the food and health care industries, dry ice is an integral part of the cold chain. Various foodstuffs and samples are transported packed in dry ice.
Features of 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, which is why it sublimates to a gas. Dry ice is extremely cold, with a temperature of -78 °C.
- mm pellets, package sizes 10–360 kg
- Blocks (125 x 210 x 25 mm), package sizes 15–500 kg
We produce dry ice in our carbon dioxide plant located in Kokkola, from where it is delivered all over Finland.
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 effective 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.