Many people think about Halloween decorations or science experiments when they hear the words “dry ice”. However, this underrated product is used commercially in several popular ways.

Dry ice is a versatile material in many fields of work. If you and your industry uses dry ice, Eureka Oxygen can help! In the meantime, read on for more of the surprising ways that dry ice is used in numerous industries.

The Shipping Industry

One of the most common commercial uses for dry ice can be seen in the shipping industry. Many of our everyday products travel quite a long distance. By packing perishable goods in crates that contain dry ice, perishable foods can be preserved longer than those packed with regular ice and gel packs. Since dry ice is made from frozen carbon dioxide and not water, it does not melt and therefore will last longer than regular ice. This is the reason that many restaurants request dry ice during the packing and shipping of their goods.

The Medical Field

The medical field has many commercial uses for dry ice. From removing warts and moles to aiding in the transfer of supplies, samples, and other sensitive materials throughout a medical facility, dry ice is able to meet many needs with its long-lasting shelf-life and ability to maintain a constant cool temperature.

The Shipping Industry
The Medical Field

Burial and Funeral Homes

Being able to skip the expensive and messy embalming process is a benefit of dry ice that funeral home owners looking for an economical way to preserve bodies will find with dry ice. Also, dry ice is perfect for the process called “Green Burial,” in which families wanting a non-traditional funeral keep the body preserved over dry ice and then bury them in a biodegradable casket at a legally designated location.

Construction and Manufacturing

Dry ice is also beneficial in construction and manufacturing. Dry ice enables asphalt to remain at its required temperature while being transported from site to site, as well as removes oxygen from tanks that are dangerously flammable, reducing the risk of flammable vapors catching fire at a construction or manufacturing facility.

Construction and Manufacturing

Pest Control

Homes with bed bugs, mosquitoes or other types of crawling pests, can effectively rid themselves of vermin by using dry ice. While there are many different processes that have been proven effective in this area, caution is necessary since dry ice is dangerous to the touch.

Eureka Oxygen is a leading provider of welding equipment, welding supplies, and other welding accessories. We also sell a diverse selection of industrial equipment, safety equipment, and even cylinder gas for both consumers and commercial users. Check our contact information and location list and stop by today to talk to our helpful experts about your welding, fire suppression, or industrial needs.

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