Are you transporting goods that need to be kept below 0 degrees? Or looking to plan events with special foggy effects? Iceman provides dry ice delivery to cater to whatever needs you may have!
Dry Ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide changes state between gas and solid at -78.5 C, making its solid state extremely cold. Dry ice is particularly useful for freezing, and keeping things frozen because of its extreme low temperature.
Iceman delivers dry ice islandwide 24/7. We’re able to rush our dry ice down to your location for last minute freezer breakdowns and any other last minute requirements, even when its the middle of the night. Our dry ice is trusted by the medical industry to transport temperature sensitive and sterile items.
Dry Ice F.A.Q.
Where can I purchase dry ice?
You can order dry ice on our site and choose to pick up your order or have it delivered.
Do you have minimum orders?
We require a minimum order of 3kg of dry ice for deliveries, and a minimum of 1kg order for self-collection.
How much does dry ice cost?
Each kg of dry ice pellets cost $10. And each kg of dry ice block cost $8. Do contact us regarding bulk purchase discounts.
How much dry ice do I need?
As a rule, 3-4 kgs of dry ice will sublimate every 12 hours in a typical insulated container. This sublimation continues from the time of purchase – therefore, it is important to pick up your dry ice as close to the time needed as possible.
What are your hours of operation?
Our warehouse is open for self-collection 24/7. Delivery is available daily from 8am to 6pm. Off-hours delivery is available upon request but with additional delivery charge.
What is dry ice?
Dry Ice is frozen carbon dioxide, a normal part of our earth’s atmosphere. It is the gas that we exhale during breathing and the gas that plants use in photosynthesis. It is also the same gas commonly added to water to make soda water. Dry Ice is particularly convenient and useful for freezing, and keeping things frozen because of its very cold temperature. Dry Ice is widely used because it is simple to freeze and easy to handle using insulated gloves.
What temperature is the surface of dry ice?
Dry ice has a surface temperature between -78 and -110 degrees Celsius.
Does dry ice melt?
No. Dry ice goes through a process called “sublimation” in which a solid substance skips the liquid state and changes directly into a gaseous state. There will not be any melted water, as is the case with normal ice, but there will still be some condensation on surfaces touching the dry ice.
How is dry ice created?
Under normal conditions, carbon dioxide is a colourless and odorless gas. To make dry ice, the gas is cooled at high pressure which liquefies the gas. Further cooling takes the carbon dioxide to the, “triple point.” The highly pressured liquid is then suddenly expanded by spraying, and turns it into snow. The snow is then pressed into pellets, or blocks.
What will prevent the dry ice from turning into a gas again?
Nothing will prevent the dry ice from “subliming.” Once it is out of the high pressure it must be insulated to reduce the rate of sublimation.
What should dry ice be put into, to insulate it?
The dry ice wrapped in paper should be put into a container which is insulated as much as possible, i.e foam or cooler box. But it should NEVER be sealed in an air tight container, due to the pressure of sublimating CO2.
Does Iceman provide containers to ship the dry ice in?
Yes. We offer Styrofoam containers of varying sizes. You can view our packaging products on our website below.
It is an alternative method to heat displacement refrigeration. (i.e. electric refrigerators) It is inexpensive & simple. It consumes no fuel or electricity. It can be cut, wrapped & delivered to predetermined specifications and limits waste.