Dry Ice Storage

How to store dry ice

Store dry ice in a well-insulated container. The thicker the insulation, the slower it will sublimate. Do not store dry ice in a refrigerator or a completely airtight container. 

  • How Long Will Dry Ice Last?
    It will disappear at 10% to 25% per day as it sublimates (change from a solid to a gas) depending on the insulation efficiency and the surrounding temperature.

  • Insulated Containers
    An inexpensive Styrofoam cooler from the grocery store will work for a short time.
    An ice chest used for camping or picnics will work better.
    A thick polystyrene box such as those used by Omaha Steaks or the insulated containers from Control Temp Packaging will provide the best storage.

  • For commercial storage, several companies, such as those shown here, offer a variety of larger containers. 

  • CAUTION! Properly ventilate any storage area of your dry ice container as concentrations of CO2 can build up and be dangerous.

  • DO NOT   leave dry ice unattended where children or others could take it. You may be liable for injuries.

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Professional Companies Offering Storage or Shipping Boxes

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

TOMCO2 Systems
Offering the BEST in Dry Ice and
CO2 Storage and Manufacturing Equipment for over 40 years
Including 24/7 Technical Support!

Professional Companies Offering Storage Boxes

RS Cryo Equipment, Inc.
629 N Grove St. Suite #1
Manteno, IL 60950

Insulated polyethylene & fiberglass dry ice shipping containers. Leading the way by innovation, customer service, and integrity!
For more information or to place an order
please call Dillon at 309-338-6579

Sonoco ThermoSafe is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient storage and transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other temperature-sensitive products.

Rich Pickett
888-674-6461 toll-free
410-480-0005 office

Thermosafe Brands
HR Insulated Containers

Durable Insulated Containers available


Professional Companies Offering Storage Boxes


Good-valued ASCO Dry Ice Boxes and Dry Ice Containers are the ideal solutions when freshly produced dry ice must be stored for a minimum dry ice loss.
Orange Park, FL 32073
1 904 374 9590 /1 877 633 0996 (toll free) www.ascoco2.com