Dry ice will sublimate into Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas and needs to be stored and transported correctly.

DRY ICE Storage

It’s best to store dry ice in an insulated container – the better the insulation, the slower the dry ice sublimation will occur.

Do not store dry ice in a refrigerator or a freezer (unless the dry ice is being used to maintain the proper holding temperature).

Do not store dry ice in an airtight container; never store in a glass container. The sublimation of dry ice into Carbon Dioxide gas will cause an airtight container to expand, rupture or burst.

Always store dry ice in a well-ventilated area. Avoid storing dry ice in unventilated rooms, cellars, autos or boat holds. The sublimated Carbon Dioxide gas will sink to low areas and replace oxygenated air. Carbon Dioxide gas at elevated concentrations may be fatal when inhaled. Some surfaces left in direct contact with dry ice may be damaged by the extreme cold. Adhesives may become brittle and break down.

DRY ICE Transport

Dry ice will sublimate so it is best to pick it up as close as possible to the time it is needed.

Small quantities can be transported in well insulated containers, eskys or foam boxes and for larger quantities we recommend using our Low Loss Containers.

Low Loss Containers

We strongly recommend storing and transporting large quantities dry ice in high-quality Low Loss Containers, specifically designed to reduce the sublimation of the dry ice.

We invest significantly in these specialised containers for the benefit of our customers

These highly insulated and tightly sealed containers reduce sublimation and keep dry ice in optimum condition during transportation and storage.

Low Loss Containers are available in various sizes, with or without wheels, with the capacity to hold up to 200kg, 250kg and 350kg of dry ice.

Polystyrene Dry Ice Boxes (Foam Boxes)

Foam boxes are available for purchase for small quantities of dry ice up to 20kg.


Bring a well-insulated container/esky. Alternatively, polystyrene containers can be purchased.

If dry ice is transported inside a car or van, make sure the vehicle is well ventilated at all times.

WARNING: Dry ice may be hazardous if incorrectly handled. Make sure you understand the dry ice Handling Instructions. Safety is our priority.


For small orders between 10kg and 100kg, we can deliver in Foam Eskies.

Dry ice orders over 100kg can be delivered in one of our Low Loss Containers which are available for hire. Our specially insulated Low Loss Dry Ice Containers will keep your dry ice in its optimum condition and reduce sublimation which means your dry ice will last longer during transportation and storage.

We will collect the empty container when you are ready.