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Common Dry Ice Users & Applications

Uses of dry ice can be categorized in two main groups: one - as a refrigerant and two – for its smoky effects as it turns into a gas.


  • Biological samples
  • Medical or scientific research
  • Keeping perishable foods frozen
  • Shipping foods
  • Shipping medicine
  • An alternative refrigerant during power outages


The extreme cold temperatures become useful in industrial applications: 

  • Dry ice is frigid enough to shrink metal, making it useful for fixing car dents of for testing metal properties of manufactured components for critical applications.
  • The shrink factor of dry ice renders it a viable non-abrasive and non-toxic cleaner.
  • Dry Ice is often used in high pressure blasting to remove graffiti, paint, varnish, adhesives, etc., or any type of material that reacts strongly to differences in temperature.



  • Halloween fog
  • Special events – dances, trade shows, corporate receptions
  • Enhancing catering displays or bars
  • Educational presentations and school science experiments
  • Theater, film and photography special effects
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For customers displaying symptoms of COVID, out of courtesy toward other customers and Greco Gas employees, we would ask that you wear a suitable facial covering while on the premises.

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