Dry Ice Uses
Frozen Food Shipping: Want to share your prize-winning pie or your deer sausage with your friend in Arizona? Not a problem, we will be happy to help you ship your products. We have a variety of insulated coolers for shipping and all the Dry Ice you could need to keep it frozen.
Dry Ice Blasting – Cleaning: Dry Ice blasting is a convenient alternative to traditional cleaning methods such as sand or plastic pellet blasting or even manual cleaning with solvents. Dry Ice blasting leaves no chemical residue as the Dry Ice sublimates at room temperature, leaving behind only the dirt or paint that was removed.
Fog & Special Effects: Want the spookiest house in the neighbourhood but don’t have a fog machine? No problem, just use some Dry Ice! Place a few cups of HOT water in a plastic or metal cauldron and add a few pieces of Dry Ice to create instant fog. Add additional pieces of Dry Ice as needed. Click Here for additional Halloween ideas and videos.
Camping & Travelling: Driving out to the Grand Canyon or down to Table Rock Lake for a few days? Keep your refrigerated items cool for 3 to 4 days by packing your cooler with Dry Ice. Place Dry Ice in the bottom of your cooler and cover with newspaper or a towel. Next, place a regular bag of cubed ice over the newspaper, and finally pack your cooler as normal. Everything will say chilled for days! Click Here for our Dry Ice Calculator to determine the optimal amount of Dry Ice needed.
Medical Transportation: Dry Ice is often used to transport blood samples and other medical specimens.
Pharmaceutical & Research Laboratories: Due to the extreme cold temperature of Dry Ice, many labs use it as a cooling agent for research projects.
Power Outage: With all the severe weather we tend to have here in Central Missouri, don’t forget that Tiger Ice is here to help keep everything from spoiling. Use 1.5 pounds of Dry Ice per 1 cubic foot of freezer space. Place Dry Ice on a shelf above the items that need to be kept chilled. Do not place Dry Ice on a glass shelf or in a refrigerator/freezer that is running.
Fishing & Hunting: Don’t let your prize spoil! Place Dry Ice at the bottom of your cooler and cover with newspaper or a towel. Place your game on top, making sure that none of it touches the Dry Ice as it may cause superficial damage to your trophy.
Freeze Branding: Did you know that Dry Ice can be used to brand livestock? By adding Dry Ice to alcohol, it brings down the temperature of the branding irons that are applied to the animal’s skin. This destroys the pigment producing cells and causes the animal’s hair to grow back white, which produces a unique branding mark.
Flash Freezing: How do you freeze fruit (especially berries so that they don’t get mushy)? You flash freeze them with Dry Ice! Wash your fruit/berries, pat dry and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet or other metal pan. Place some Dry Ice in the bottom of a cooler and cover with newspaper or a towel. Place pan of fruit/berries on top of newspaper/towel. Close cooler and leave for 30-45 minutes or until fruit is frozen. Place in freezer bags and store in your freezer until you are ready to use.