Dry Ice packing 

How can ice cream be classed as dangerous goods for transport? Well, if it's packed in dry ice it becomes a hazardous consignment as dry ice evaporates over time releasing the carbon dioxide gas. Normal air is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and only 0.035% carbon dioxide. If the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air rises above 5%, carbon dioxide can become toxic.


We have packed numerous products in dry ice ranging from ice cream to toxic products that need to be kept chilled to protect the shelf life.

Dry ice can be supplied in either pellets or blocks, whichever is more suited to your product

By using the correct amount of dry ice it is possible to meet the stringent requirements of maintaining a specific maximum temperature within a package during its transport period. The precise amount required will depend on many factors, for example:


  • The insulating properties of the box
  • The mass of goods to be maintained at temperature
  • The starting temperature of the goods
  • The arrangement of the goods and dry ice within the packaging
  • The climatic conditions during the transport period
  • The length of the transport period
  • The allowance made for possible delivery delays


For more information or a no obligation quotation for packing and shipping dry ice consignments, please give us a call or drop us an email.

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