Dry Ice

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used primarily as a cooling agent. Its advantages include lower temperature than that of water ice and not leaving any residue (other than incidental frost from moisture in the atmosphere). It is useful for preserving frozen foods, ice cream, etc., where mechanical cooling is unavailable.
Dry ice sublimates at −78.5 °C (−109.3 °F) at Earth atmospheric pressures.


It is manufactured by compressing and cooling gaseous CO2 under high pressure to initially produce liquid CO2. The liquid is then allowed to expand under a reduced pressure to produce CO2 snow, and finally the snow is compressed by a hydraulic press into convenient Dry Ice blocks, slices or pellets.

The density of the compressed CO2 snow depends on the applied pressure and the pressure time. The density of the Dry Ice block can reach 1.56g/cm3 as a maximum at a temperature of -78.64oC.

We manufacture our Dry Ice using the world’s leading dry ice manufacturing equipment, afterall, the premier quality of our dry ice can only be achieved through manufacturing under such high densities.‫

Common Uses:

Airlines Catering Business:

  • Storage and transport of delicate and ready-made meals.
  • Transport of fruits, vegetable, fish and meat.

Restaurant and Hotel:

  • Effectively cooling for food show in open buffets.
  • Storage and transport of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.
  • Preserving ice cream.
  • Keeping temperature low in refrigerator cooling compartments during power failure.

Stage Effects and Smoke Substitution:

  • Birthday parties and stage effects.

Food Industry:

  • Storage and transport of instant food production as well as transport of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.
  • Maintain necessary CO2 concentration during long time storage in closed cold storage.

Medical Field:

  • To keep temperatures low for the transport of blood, organs, and tissues as well as medicine storage.
  • Flexible cooling and freezing solutions in laboratories.

Agriculture Field:

  • Prevents mold formation in farm soils.
  • Enhances photosynthesis of plants, which leads to enhanced growth of fruits.

Industrial Field:

  • Shrink Fitting of Metals
  • Ice plugs in pipes during repair.
  • Stabilization of drilled or cast elements being soft at usual temperature (rubber plastic) by means of tumbling together with dry ice.

Dry Ice Blasting:

  • It is used for high speed cleaning and maintenance of equipments and machinery in various industries, e.g. removal of paint, soot, used in plastic industy, pharmaceutical industry, cheese production, foundry molds, printing, cleaning of memorials etc…
Blasting with dry ice cuts cost through avoiding dismantling, reassembly or replacement of spare parts, and it has no abrasive effects on the surface to be cleaned.
With diverse capabilities and extensive manufacturing experience, you can rely on Difco2 as a critical part of your supply chain.

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