Home run for dry ice


Dry ice has never been in the news as much since the development of the Covid-19 vaccine last summer. But it is not only dry ice’s role in the storage and distribution of vaccines that has seen it in increasing demand. 

Food, and the growing trend of home delivery as communities had to live with social distancing and restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus, is also driving demand. Some distributors like Memphis, Tennessee-based nexAir is even seeing more demand for dry ice from the food sector.

“Right now, the vaccine related demand is relatively small in terms of dry ice sales and volume,” Steve Atkins, Executive Vice President, Gases at nexAir, told gasworld.  

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