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From frozen lasagna to chocolates. From human tissue to prescription drugs - more and more goods are shipped refrigerated or frozen.

First, the most important item is a good insulated container. An inexpensive Styrofoam cooler from the grocery store will rarely work. It breaks easily and usually is not the right shape for shipping. A thick poly styrene box like Omaha Steaks uses, or the newest box from Control Temp Packaging will reduce the amount of dry ice needed and allow extended shipping times.

Next is the shipping temperature. Use Dry Ice for shipping FROZEN goods as Dry Ice will freeze everything in the shipping box. Use "gel packs" or "blue ice" for goods to be REFRIGERATED. A combination of dry ice and gel packs will extend the shipping time by several days if the shipped items can be frozen for a short time or thawed for a short time.

For Dry Ice plan on using 5 to 10 pounds for each 24-hour period depending upon the quality of the insulated shipping container. This will keep everything frozen in a container up to 15 quarts. For larger containers and greater shipping times multiply dry ice quantities by this rate. The best shipping container is a two-inch thick urethane insulated box tested to lose only 5 pounds for a 10-quart storage volume every 24-hours. Newer materials developed for Control Temp Packaging in Norcross, GA have tested nearly the same as urethane. Less thick or efficient insulation will need more Dry Ice because it will sublime faster.

For gel packs, as a generality use one pound per cubic foot per day. (Most gel packs come in 1/2 pound size but newer ones are up to 2 pounds.) This will be last for up to three days. For a longer time Dry Ice has to be combined to extend the gel packs with the possibility of freezing the goods briefly in the beginning.

When packing items in the container put dry ice any gel packs and the product as close together as possible with the dry ice on top. Fill any empty space with wadded newspaper, Styrofoam peanuts, or the latest bubble packs, as any "dead-air-space" will cause the Dry Ice to sublimate faster.

If shipping by air, be sure to check with the airlines ahead of time to find out their procedures and regulations regarding dry ice.

Dry Ice sublimation (changing from a solid to a gas) will vary depending on the outside temperature, air pressure (on an airplane with lower air pressure it will sublimate faster) and efficiency of the insulation. The more Dry Ice you have stored in the container, the longer it will last. Dry Ice, at -109.3°F or -78.5°C, will freeze and keep frozen everything in the container until it is completely sublimated. These frozen items will still take some extra time to thaw because they will have been so cold.

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Airgas Shipping

Airgas Carbonic Dry Ice offers product delivery solutions for shipping or transporting frozen and refrigerated items. Their many branches listed below offer gel packs, shipping containers of varying sizes and dry ice to pack your frozen goods. Their video shows how to pack shipping boxes and their website offers helpful information.


Shipping Table Amounts
Note: The table below adds extra Dry Ice for heavier items
because some of the Dry Ice will be used up lowering the temperature
of the product to be shipped to the temperature of Dry Ice: -109.3°F.


Weight of
Frozen Food
Time  In Transit
4 Hours 12 Hours 24 Hours 2 Days
2 LB 2 LB
Dry Ice
3 LB
Dry Ice
5 LB
Dry Ice
10 LB
Dry Ice
5 LB 3 LB
Dry Ice
4 LB
Dry Ice
8 LB
Dry Ice
15 LB
Dry Ice
10 LB 4 LB
Dry Ice
5 LB
Dry Ice
10 LB
Dry Ice
20 LB
Dry Ice
20 LB 5 LB
Dry Ice
8 LB
Dry Ice
15 LB
Dry Ice
25 LB
Dry Ice
50 LB 10 LB
Dry Ice
15 LB
Dry Ice
20 LB
Dry Ice
30 LB
Dry Ice
For each additional day add 8  to 15 pounds.

Airgas Carbonic Dry Ice locations that carry dry ice and shipping supplies:


 Name Address City ST Zip Manager Phone
Airgas Dry Ice 3302 Brown St Little Rock AR 72204 Sherry Gatlin  501-666-6629
Airgas Dry Ice 3434 W Durango St Phoenix AZ 85009 Tony Stedry 602-272-0497
Airgas Dry Ice 999 S. Stimson Ave. City of Industry CA 91745   626-961-1623
Airgas Dry Ice 731B W Cutting Blvd Richmond CA 94804 Robert Farris 510-237-5114
Airgas Dry Ice 6438 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Sacramento CA 95823 Ted Nelson 916-428-4700
Airgas Dry Ice 961 Bing St San Carlos CA 94070 Thomas Sullivan 650-592-4212
Airgas Dry Ice 7756 Trade St. San Diego CA 92121 Steve Gonzales 858-635-9432
Airgas Dry Ice 9810 Jordan Circle Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 Chris Singleton 562-946-8394
Airgas Dry Ice 13069 Bradley Ave Sylmar CA 91342 Paul Losino 818-252-4600
Airgas Dry Ice 2535 Del Amo Blvd Torrance CA 90503 Scott Eley 310-533-0606
Airgas Dry Ice 6350 Brighton Blvd Commerce City CO 80022 Andrew Quinones 303-287-3469
Airgas Dry Ice 14207 Road G Cortez CO 81321 Roy Lackey 970-565-1008
Airgas Dry Ice 308B Bartow Municipal Airport Bartow FL 33830 Greg Adams 305-635-2626
Airgas Dry Ice 2911 NW 34th St Miami FL 33124 Greg Adams 305-635-2626
Airgas Dry Ice 520 Wharton Cir SW Ste C Atlanta GA 30336 Greg Adams 404-691-5556
Airgas Dry Ice 727 Laney Walker Blvd Exit Augusta GA 30901 Waynon Calhoun 706-722-9200
Airgas Dry Ice 108 E 38th St Garden City ID 83714 Mike Cluff 208-336-2695
Airgas Dry Ice 2206 N Grand Ave Evansville IN 47711 Joe Schmitt 812-422-1069
Airgas Dry Ice 5127 Merriam Dr Merriam KS 66203 Randy Murdock 913-262-7000
Airgas Dry Ice 1852 N Wabash Ave Wichita KS 67214 Scott Strano 316-262-7362
Airgas Dry Ice 166 Boyce Rd. Jefferson LA 70121 Gerard Bodin 504-733-0203
Airgas Dry Ice 7504 Connelley Dr Suite A,B, C Hanover MD 21076 Joe Wayne 410-768-4448
Airgas Dry Ice 217 Andrew Jackson Circle Star MS 39167 David McDaniel 601-845-1520
Airgas Dry Ice 2201 N Davidson St Charlotte NC 28205 Delle Eudy 704-332-4943
Airgas Dry Ice 2810 S Miami Blvd Durham NC 27703 James Beasley 919-544-8250
Airgas Dry Ice 109 Stryker Ln Bldg 3 ste 7 Hillsborough NJ 8844 Jim Russo 908-431-3104
Airgas Dry Ice 2440 Alamo SE Suite 102 Albuquerque NM 87106 Lawrence Borrego 505-242-7750
Airgas Dry Ice Hwy 402 & W 420 Amistad NM 88410 Gene Payne 575-633-2845
Airgas Dry Ice 2620 South Highland Dr Las Vegas NV 89109 Chris Singleton 701 400-7618
Airgas Dry Ice 2505 Purdue Dr Oklahoma City OK 73128 Scott Strano 405-681-8250
Airgas Dry Ice 63201 Columbia River Hwy Deer Island OR 97054 Dave Motherway 503-366-1896
Airgas Dry Ice 12827 NE Airport Way Portland OR 97230 George Glover 503-257-8890
Airgas Dry Ice 665 Forman Rd, #204 Souderton PA 18964 Ronald Gunny Coto 215-723-5825
Airgas Dry Ice 7303 Burleson Rd Ste 106 Austin TX 78744 George Burton 512-386-5411
Airgas Dry Ice 1322 W North Carrier Pkwy Grand Prairie TX 77020 Mark Ogle 214-201-1400
Airgas Dry Ice 1350 Boyles St Houston TX 77020 Shawn Schulte 713-676-1156
Airgas Dry Ice 11900 Strang Rd LaPorte TX 77571 Jeff Bastian 281-471-4259
Airgas Dry Ice 5929 Distribution Rd San Antonio TX 78218 Dan O'Connell 210-661-6000
Airgas Dry Ice 1211 Pioneer Rd Salt Lake City UT 84104 Ken Robinson 801-977-9215
Airgas Dry Ice 103 Industrial St Hopewell VA 23860 Sam King 804-458-9971
Airgas Dry Ice 6643 S 216th St Kent WA 98032 Dave Stevenson 253-854-6666
Airgas Dry Ice 3808 N Sullivan Rd Bldg 2 Spokane Valley WA 99216 Bryan Stevens 509-892-9224
Airgas Dry Ice 8305 Otto Rd Cheyenne WY 82001 Robert Simpson 307-637-3521


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R.N.C. Industries, Inc.
Control Temp Packaging
Insulated Shipping Containers For All Types Of Temperature Sensitive Products
2510 Mill Center Parkway
Suite 200

Buford, Georgia 30518
FAX 770-368-8490

P.O. Box 59
8500 AB Joure
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (513) 415965
Fax: +31 (513) 411571
Web Site:

Our goal is to offer biotech and pharmaceutical companies a gateway to Europe
by offering storage and “dropship” facilities


Marathon Products
627 McCormick Street
San Leandro, California, 94577 USA

ph. 510.562.6450
fax 510.562.6408
ISO Certified: 9001:2000

Web Site:

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Tél. +33 (0)4 77 90 68 63 – Fax +33 (0)4 77 90 34 95


OLIVO has manufactured insulated containers for more than 30 years and has a current production capacity of over 50 000 containers a year.
The Olivo range is of two formats, ROLL (cabinets with front opening) and BAC (chests with top opening) and is designed for the transport of products under temperature control.
Different refrigeration systems are offered, such as eutectic, cryogenic and thermo-chemical systems, allowing the required temperature to be maintained, whether it is chilled or frozen,
 for a period of 24 hours and more.



Airgas Carbonic & Dry Ice

Suite 300 2530 Sever Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Phone: 770-717-2210
Fax: 678-985-7313


BR Packaging

10942 Coursey Blvd
Baton Rouge
Louisiana 70816

800 572-6727




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