Dry ice – A significance that’s far from subliminal


Dry ice comes in many forms, from pellets to slices, and serves a range of applications, from standard refrigeration to revolutionary blast cleaning – as gasworld reveals.

Dry Ice UK Ltd, a North European supplier of the chilly but versatile substance is well positioned to explain its idiosyncrasies.

Gareth Thomas, General Manager for the firm explained, “Dry ice exists at a temperature of -78.6°C and is colourless, tasteless, non-toxic, odourless and bacteriostatic. It is the common term used for solid carbon dioxide and is available in different forms to suit a vast array of applications.”

Thomas elaborated, “The properties of dry ice mean that it is ideal for many temperature control and manufacturing applications. It leaves no residue on sublimation and as the name suggests, remains dry creating an inert atmosphere that is neither flammable nor poisonous.”

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