What is dry ice?
Dry ice or carbon dioxide snow is the solid form of carbon dioxide or CO² and is mainly used to cool. Dry ice can also be used for smoke effects on events and parties.
Discs are the ideal shape for maintaining the temperature over longer periods.
They also have a longer shelf life. Under normal circumstances, a box of 30 kg loses approximately 4 kg per day depending on in which it is packaged.
Using dry ice as a cooling medium is the most important application of dry ice. Dry ice is a technique in which surfaces are cleaned by grains under high pressure to spray.
The cleaning effect is based partly on the abrasive action of the grains and partly on the thermal shock (shrinking of the dirt by letting go of the surface).
The ice blasting has, compared to older techniques such as sandblasting, the advantage that no remnants are left behind.
The main advantages of dry ice are:
-natural product and environmentally friendly.
-sublimates into a gas and leaves no residue behind.
-non-flammable nor toxic.
-clean and approved for use in the food industry.
Warning: Dry ice can cause burnwounds. Always wear thermal gloves to reduce the risk to a minimum.