La glace carbonique est au coeur de l’innovation cryogénique. Il s’agit d’une méthode de conservation ultra performante appréciée dans le secteur du transport agroalimentaire et médical, et dispose de propriétés hors-du-commun dans le nettoyage industriel.

Dry ice

Dry ice is a solid material made from compressed carbon dioxide (CO2), compressed to a temperature below -78.5°C. As a water-freerefrigerant, dry ice is used for food preservation, transport and storage.

perishable goods, and industrial cleaning. Non-flammable and harmless to the environment, its many qualities make it a highly sought-after element in many fields.

In dry ice blasting, dry ice is projected at high pressure to remove contaminants (dust, rust, grease, etc.) without damaging surfaces or leaving residues.


The benefits of dry ice


Waterless process that leaves no secondary waste when used for cleaning and other applications.


Used in the transport, conservation and industrial cleaning sectors.


High-performance preservation that maintains product quality and freshness over long periods.


Safe for operators and consumers alike, as it remains non-toxic when used.


Approved for use on food and consumables, in gastronomy and bartending.


Leaves no secondary waste when used, and unlike conventional ice, requires no water.

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Used for food preservation, refrigeration, transport of sensitive goods and industrial cleaning.


Sublimation is the transition of dry ice from a solid to a gaseous state.

What makes it special?
It does not pass through the liquid phase. In comparison, traditional ice cream is made by freezing water, which liquefies over time.

This transformation into carbon dioxide is precisely the chemical process sought after in the cryogenic industry, making dry ice unique.
Dry ice is widely used for industrial cleaning and the preservation of products sensitive to heat and oxidation (foodstuffs, pharmaceutical products).


Thanks to sublimation, dry ice has the primary advantage of creating a dense, odorless smoke that creates a surprising effect, particularly in gastronomy or cocktails.

This fog is also a popular choice for smoke machines at events and shows.


Dry ice and gases are particularly cold, so general precautions should be taken when using this product. Find out more in the downloadable documents below, and in the event of an accident caused by dry ice, contact the nearest doctor immediately.

Safety data sheet – dry ice

Frequently asked questions

How is dry ice produced?

Dry ice is produced from liquid carbon dioxide, which is cooled and compressed to a solid state.

This process, better known as “sublimation”, creates dry ice in the form of blocks, pellets or dry ice snow, used in a variety of applications such as dry ice cleaning, food transport and preservation, and catering.

What are the most common uses for dry ice?

Dry ice, also known as dry ice, is used in a variety of fields for its unique properties. Common uses for dry ice include :

Dry ice blasting: Dry ice is used for efficient, environmentally-friendly cleaning of various surfaces, particularly in industry, food and catering, thanks to its ability to sublimate (go directly from solid to gaseous state), leaving no residue or waste.

Refrigerated transport: Dry ice is used to maintain controlled temperatures when transporting heat-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, frozen foods or medical samples.
Preservation of perishable foodstuffs: Dry ice is used to extend the shelf life of foodstuffs, particularly when transporting fresh produce or in cold stores.

Special effects: In the entertainment industry, dry ice is used to create thick, mysterious smoke effects for theatrical performances, magic shows and film shoots.

How do you store dry ice?

At Puroxus, we have put in place a rigorous process to ensure optimal preservation and delivery to our customers. We use specially designed containers and tubs, guaranteeing the purity of the dry ice.

We pay particular attention to maintaining adequate thermal insulation to preserve the necessary low temperatures. What’s more, our team is trained to handle dry ice safely, using appropriate equipment.

This enables us to store dry ice optimally, ensuring that it retains its properties until it is used by our customers.

Is dry ice edible?

Yes and no! Although it can be used in the food processing and catering industries, cargoblace itself is not intended for consumption.

Dry ice sublimates into carbon dioxide gas as it heats up, which can cause health risks if ingested. It is important to handle dry ice with care and not to put it in direct contact with food or consume it.

How is dry ice used for dry cleaning?

Dry ice is used in dry cleaning, also known as dry ice blasting. Dry ice pellets are projected at high speed onto the surface to be cleaned, creating an impact force and thermal effect that removes dirt without leaving a liquid residue. It’s an environmentally-friendly, chemical-free method used in a variety of industries to clean a wide range of surfaces.