Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (CCPI) has opened its new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania.

Located in Clearfield, this is CCPI’s 13th manufacturing plant, and the first plant built since the US-based company was acquired by MATHESON Tri-Gas, Inc. in 2014.

MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC). Speaking at the time of the acquisition in 2014, Scott Kallman, President and CEO of MATHESON, said CCPI presented a “tremendous opportunity” for MATHESON by “providing a new platform for growth and extension of our product offering”.

According to John Funk, CCPI’s President, “The new Clearfeld plant significantly expands our production capacity to support the growing demands for liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and dry ice products in the food processing and distribution, medical and pharmaceutical, automotive and other various industries we supply. This facility will not only serve our east coast customers better, but also serve as an agent of economic growth for the Clearfield area.”

A press release explained CCPI chose the Clearfield location because of its close proximity to east coast markets and the presence of a dependable raw material stream of CO2 available through its agreement with Pennsylvania Grain Processing and its ethanol plant in Clearfield.

CCPI specialises in the manufacture and distribution of dry ice and liquid CO2. The company is also the nation’s largest distributor of dry ice blasting equipment. CCPI maintains a reliable network of 45 dry ice distribution facilities located strategically throughout the United States.