What is Dry Ice?

Dry ice is the solid form of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). It is called Dry Ice because it transforms directly from a solid into a gas without ever going through the liquid stage, this is called sublimation. Dry Ice is primarily used for freezing or keeping items frozen due to its extremely cold temperature of -109.3F or -78.5C.

What are the common uses of Dry Ice?
Click Here to see a list of uses for Dry Ice.

How long does Dry Ice last?
Dry Ice lasts longest in a well-insulated cooler. Best insulation is wrapping in a blanket/towel in a Styrofoam cooler. Click Here for our Frozen Food Packing/Shipping guidelines.

How much Dry Ice do I need?
This depends on your use of Dry Ice. Click Here for our Dry Ice Calculator or Contact Us to speak with a Tiger Ice representative about your specific needs.

Where can I buy Dry Ice?
At the Ice Plant of course! Tiger Ice is located at 7171 Henderson Road, Columbia MO 65202. We are 1 mile northwest of Exit 121 on I-70. Exit on 121 and head north, right on Henderson Road. We are the 4th driveway on the right. Call ahead (573-445-1915) and we will have your order ready when you arrive.

Click Here for other retail locations where you can purchase dry ice.

How do I ship with Dry Ice?
We will be happy to help you ship your product. We offer a variety of shipping containers and all the Dry Ice you could need. We also have UPS and FedEx pick-ups daily.

Can I touch Dry Ice?
Since Dry Ice has a temperature of -109.3F or -78.5C, it is not suitable to handle without protective gear. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Always wear thick gloves, protective clothing, safety shoes and glasses when handling.

How do I dispose of unused Dry Ice?
Wearing suitable hand protection, place unused Dry Ice into an uncovered, durable plastic or metal container and allow it to sublimate/evaporate in a secure, well-ventilated area. DO NOT DISPOSE OF DRY ICE in sinks, toilets, sewers, trash bins or garbage cans, or in any area accessible to the general public.

Are there any other warnings about Dry Ice?
YES! Since Dry Ice is solid Carbon Dioxide once it sublimates it can be poisonous and cause suffocation! Always handle Dry Ice in a well-ventilated area while wearing the proper gear. If Dry Ice has been in a confined space (e.g. a closed car or room) for more than 10 minutes, open the doors and windows before entering or you may experience difficulty breathing. Leave the area immediately if you start to breathe quickly or have any difficulty breathing.

You never want to keep Dry Ice in a glass or tightly-sealed container. As the Dry Ice starts to sublimate into gas it will cause the air-tight container to expand and possibly explode.

KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN!

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your product weigh?

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it need to be
kept frozen?

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Dry Ice estimates are based on using an approved shipping container