Dry Ice

The most efficient solution for cooling, storage, transport and cleaning.

Dry Ice - non-toxic, inert, non-flammable, colourless, tasteless, odourless and residue free. It produces a bacteriostatic and fungistatic effect and generates no waste.

What is dry ice? Dry Ice is carbon dioxide (CO2) in its solid state. How cold is dry ice? Dry ice has a temperature of -78.5°C (-109.3°F), whereas traditional water ice is only 0°C.


When dry ice interacts with its surroundings, it undergoes sublimation, transitioning directly from a solid to a gas without passing through the liquid stage. As a result, each kilo of dry ice produces 0.54m3 of carbon dioxide gas as it sublimates from solid form.

More cooling capacity than ice at equal volume

Dry Ice Industrial Applications

The unique properties of dry ice make it an attractive resource in various industrial sectors. Its cooling effect makes it ideal for any applications requiring effective refrigeration, including chilling and freezing of food within catering trolleys such as airline catering. The sublimation effect can be used to create spectacular low-fog displays in live performances or to present of all kinds of culinary creations.


Its antibacterial properties make it the ideal companion for food transportation of chilled or frozen food. It also offers environmental solutions in the removal of surface contaminants through dry ice blast cleaning.


Dry Ice also has several industrial uses, including emergency cooling in mechanical breakdowns, cold grinding, shrink fitting of engineering parts and localised freezing of pipes.

Dry Ice Applications
Dry Ice for Pharma and Biotech
Solid Carbon Dioxide for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Dry Ice for Chemical Industry
Solid Carbon Dioxide for the chemical industry
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Dry Ice for Automotive and Transportation
Solid Carbon Dioxide for the automotive and transport industry
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Dry Ice for Laboratories
Solid Carbon Dioxide for use in laboratories
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Nippon Gases Dry Ice
Dry ice manufactured by Nippon Gases uses recovered CO2 from fertiliser and bioethanol processes.

It is produced by compressing and cooling gaseous CO2 into liquid, and then allowing it to expand to produce CO2 snow. The CO2 snow is then compressed into conveniently sized Blocks, Pellets and Slices.
Dry Ice Blocks

Dry Ice Blocks are delivered in blocks weighing 10.5 kg.
Each block is 265mm x 210mm x 125mm.


Did you know? A Nippon Gases Dry Ice Block has more than three times the cooling capacity of a water ice cube of the same size.


Call +44 (0)1469 554700, option 2 to place an order.

Dry Ice 1KG Slices

Dry Ice 1KG Slices are delivered in 10 kg packs containing
10 x 1 kg slices. Each slice is 210mm x 125mm x 25mm.


Call +44 (0)1469 554700, option 2 to place an order.

Dry Ice 0.5KG Slices

Dry Ice 0.5KG Slices are delivered in 5 kg packs containing
10 x ½ kg slices. Each slice is 105mm x 125mm x 25mm.


Call +44 (0)1469 554700, option 2 to place an order.

Dry Ice Pellets

Dry Ice Pellets are available supplied in diameters of 3mm* and 9mm, and are delivered in 10 kg bags.


Call +44 (0)1469 554700, option 2 to place an order. 3mm Dry Ice Pellets, also available.

Where can I buy dry ice?
Call +44 (0)1469 554700, option 2 or email us for more information on price, shipping, delivery and packaging for dry ice.