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