For many businesses that rely on shipping through their e-commerce channels to get their unique BBQ ribs, pizzas, desserts, and other foods across country to their long distance fans and regional transplants, dry ice is critical in getting it from here to there.
If you have been interested in getting a wider reach in the foods and products that you produce without having them spoil before they get there, knowing the applications of dry ice will help you expand your business prospects.
How Long Will Dry Ice Last?
Dry Ice is made by liquefying carbon dioxide and then freezing it at a temperature of -109F. Then is compressed into solid ice blocks or pelletized. When it melts, it returns to original form as CO2 gas. In properly lined shipping boxes, one or two blocks of dry ice will last anywhere between 18-36 hours. Larger blocks can last up to three days depending upon size. That way, it can keep your frozen product cold on its way to your customer.
Shipping Using Dry Ice
According to both USPS, UPS and FedEx, they will accept and ship packages that use dry ice to keep food and other products cold. Please visit their websites for more specific information and any allowances and restrictions.
Is Dry Ice Expensive?
Dry ice is an affordable easy way to pack and ship frozen product safely. Depending upon size of the blocks, dry ice has a wide range of costs for whatever size packages you are looking to ship.
nexAir has a wide variety of dry ice shipping packing and shipping solutions for your business to help you reach beyond your current area of service. Call us today to lean on our KnowHowTM to help you determine the best applications for your shipping needs today.