Where to buy dry ice

Buy dry ice quickly and easily in a variety of forms including blocks, slices and pellets from Nippon Gases!

What is dry ice?

Dry ice is carbon dioxide (CO) in solid form with a temperature of -78.5˚C (109.3.°F). The unique properties of dry ice make it a versatile tool in a wide range of industrial and domestic applications.


Dry Ice does not melt, instead it sublimates and turns into a gas, leaving no residue. Dry ice is produced by compressing and cooling gaseous CO to a liquid state, and then allowing it to expand to form CO snow. The dry ice snow is then compressed by a hydraulic press into conveniently sized blocks, slices and pellets.

What is dry ice used for?

Dry ice has a diverse range of applications, making it a versatile tool in various industries. Valued for its ability to maintain low temperatures it is commonly used for transporting food, medical products, and other perishable items and can also be used to create special effects.

Its benefits also make dry ice deal for industrial cleaning, which involves shooting dry ice pellets at high velocities to remove contaminants without causing damage or leaving any residue.

How long does dry ice last?

Dry ice will hold its temperature, but its effectiveness as a cooling agent will decrease as it sublimates.

Nippon Gases recommend ordering the quantity of dry ice required for your immediate or short-term use. As a guide, dry ice typically sublimates at a rate of 5% to 15% product weight per day, depending on the thermal properties of the dry ice storage container and the external temperature profile

The durability of dry ice is variable and significantly affected by factors such as the type of product, the ambient temperature and humidity, the quality of the storage container and the number of times the container is opened and closed.

Leading supplier of dry ice in the UK and Ireland

Nippon Gases are the leading supplier of CO₂ in the UK and Ireland. Our modern production facilities are located in Immingham, Hounslow and Dublin, giving us unrivalled sourcing capability.

Nippon Gases has the two largest dry ice production plants in the UK at Immingham and Hounslow, operating 364 days a year. With secure liquid CO2 sourcing from its two UK terminals and a dedicated fleet of vehicles, continuous supply is assured.

Nippon Gases' Dublin dry ice plant is located in Santry, just four minutes from Dublin Airport. They produce dry ice six days a week at this state-of-the-art facility and can supply standard and food grade dry ice in various quantities and formats. Nippon Gases is the only fully integrated CO2 liquefaction and dry ice manufacturing company in Ireland, ensuring continuous supply and improved price stability. 





Where can I buy dry ice?

Nippon Gases supplies dry ice in a variety of forms including 0.5 kg slices, 1 kg slices, 10.5 kg blocks and 3 mm and 9 mm pellets.

It's quick and easy to buy dry ice from us by contacting our Customer Experience Team on +44 (0)1469 554775 who are available Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm, by email or by completing our contact form.


Our fast and cost effective nationwide delivery service provides next working day delivery throughout the UK and Ireland*. 

* Standard delivery Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. Next working day delivery, subject to area. Order by 11am for next working day delivery in the UK and by 12 noon in Ireland.