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Productivity Matters

Praxair Dry Ice: A Variety of Forms, for a Variety of Processes

Apr 20, 2020

At Praxair, everything we do is focused on helping you do business more productively. With our full range of atmospheric, process, industrial and specialty gases, we can help facilitate a wide range of processes that impact our lives every day.

Among our range of products is Dry Ice. Praxair leverages its expertise to provide dry ice for critical applications in a variety of industries including food, aerospace, manufacturing and more. We understand that each customer has special needs that can vary significantly from one another, but we can ensure that whatever your needs are, and whatever industry you’re in, Praxair has the right dry ice product for you.

What is Dry Ice?

Dry ice is formed when carbon dioxide reaches its solid state. It’s made by reducing the pressure and temperature of liquid CO2 to freezing point at -109°F (178.5°C). After frozen, the dry ice is then compressed under high pressure to form nuggets, rice, pellets or  blocks that are frequently cut into sized slices. Non-flammable, non-toxic and extremely cold, dry ice is a highly-effective refrigerant and is used in various applications including dry ice blasting, a non-abrasive way to clean industrial equipment.    

How is it Used?    


With more than 80 years of experience and research, technicians and engineers at Praxair are able to transform dry ice from the simple commercial refrigerant first used in the 1920's to forms that can now be used for multiple applications such as

  • Food processing and storage
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech
  • Medical products
  • Metallurgy
  • Construction
  • Blast cleaning
  • Research Shipping  Indoor agriculture


To help ensure your ongoing success, our technicians and experts remain available after the sale to help troubleshoot process challenges.

Praxair Dry Ice Products

Dry Ice Pellets

A convenient alternative to solid block dry ice, dry ice pellets are smaller and easier to use. This form provides increased surface coverage, efficiency in handling and uniform temperature distribution when spread properly. Praxair offers dry ice pellets in the following weights that can be cut to size for your operations.
  • Dry ice blasting rice: 1/8 inch diameter
  • Dry ice regular nuggets: 5/8 inch diameter

Dry Ice Slices

Dry ice slices are smaller portions of block dry ice and can be cut to fit specialized equipment or process needs. Praxair offers dry ice slices in the following weights that can be cut to size for your operations.
  • 10 inch x 10 inch x 2 inch slice
  • 10 inch x 5 inch x 2 inch slice
  • 5 inch x 5 inch x 2 inch slice
  • 5 inch x 5 inch x 1 inch airport slice

Dry Ice Block

Dry ice blocks are typically used to refrigerate, or freeze, items for extended periods of time. Praxair offers dry ice blocks in the following weights that can be cut to size for your operations.

  • Full block: 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches
  • ½ block: 10 inches x 10 inches x 5 inches
  • ¼ block: 5 inches x 5 inches x 5 inches
More than a provider of carbon dioxide and Dry Ice, Praxair has a proven record of providing the supply reliability, experience and ongoing support that can help give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. Contact Praxair today. Let us show you how we can deliver the right solutions for your business application.
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