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									                                                      Dry ice
Dry ice (Carboglace®) or CO2 in solid form is obtained by expan-
                                                                      Table 1
ding liquid CO2 at atmospheric pressure. During that process
half of the liquid CO2 turns into gas while the other half turns           Code              Type          Tare weight       Dimensions
into CO2 snow. This CO2 snow is compressed in hydraulic presses,                                            container           (mm)
resulting in ice blocks or pellets.
                                                                          05903          BAC 160 PE           50 kg         1050x800x600
ACP disposes of its own production units; in Heusden-Zolder               05906            BAC 600           160 kg         1200x1200x970
(Belgium) and in Włocławek (Poland) with a total annual produc-           05909            BAC 260           100 kg          996x926x810
tion capacity of nearly 40.000 t.                                         05910            CK 550/2          170 kg        1200x1200x1040

Dry ice is a completely natural product. Its most remarkable              05912            BAC 150            48 kg          800x660x640
characteristic is the fact that it sublimates into gas at atmos-
pheric pressure, without leaving any residue. Hence the term
“dry ice”. Moreover, dry ice creates a bacteriostatic environment,
which ensures the quality of the cooled products as it prevents
them from oxidizing.

                                                                     ACP offers you a complete range of top quality dry ice products.
The most important advantages of dry ice
summed up:                                                            Table 2
>   natural product
>   environment-friendly                                              Code           Product (packaging)              Dimensions    Weight
>   sublimates into gas leaving no residue                                                                               (mm)        (kg)
>   no investment costs                                               05100      Blocks B (grey paper / strap)        300x195x145     13
>   no electricity costs                                              05050      Blocks C (grey paper / strap)        195x145x145     6
>   temperature: -78,5 °C                                             05060      Blocks D (grey paper / strap)        300x195x70      6
>   twice the refrigeration capacity of water ice per unit weight     05200      Blocks E (grey paper / strap)        195x145x75      3
    (heat of sublimation = 645 kJ/kg)
                                                                      05010       Slices A (grey paper / strap)       195x145x20      11
>   specific density: 1,56 kg/dm3; heavier than air,
    moves downwards                                                   05015 Slices P (P.E. / paper laminated) 195x145x20             0,86
>   odorless                                                          05020              Carbosticks (*)               Ø 16 mm       n.a.
>   tasteless                                                         05030            Carbosticks (bulk)              Ø 16 mm       n.a.
>   non-flammable                                                     05035           Carbopellets (bulk)               Ø 3 mm       n.a.
>   non-toxic
                                                                      05040            Carbopellets, hard               Ø 3 mm       n.a.
                                                                      05045             Carbopellets (**)               Ø 3 mm       n.a.
In order to avoid sublimation loss and to maintain optimal
quality, ACP only delivers dry ice in completely filled, insulated   (*) (cardboard box)
containers.                                                          (**) Food grade safe (bulk)

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                                                                   A few applications

                                                                   Surface cleaning by meanS of dry ice blaSting

                                                                   Dry ice blasting is a fast, cost-efficient, and non-abrasive cleaning
                                                                   technique that can be applied without having to turn off any
                                                                   machinery. Dry ice blasting is used in various industrial sectors
                                                                   ranging from the food, rubber and automobile industries, to the
                                                                   printing and plastics industries, etc.

                                                                   cryogenic tranSport

                                                                   Dry ice is often used during transport of foodstuffs such as
                                                                   chocolates, ice cream, and during transport of pharmaceutical
                                                                   products such as vaccines, organs, blood, etc.

                                                                   cooling of foodStuffS during mixing and blending

                                                                   Mixing and blending foodstuffs generates heat that could lead
                                                                   not only to a loss in flavor and aroma but also to oxidation.
                                                                   In order to avoid this, dry ice is added during the grinding or
                                                                   blending process.


                                                                   In airplanes and trains, dry ice is used to keep catered meals

                                                                   inerting of atmoSphereS

                                                                   CO2 gas has fire-fighting and anti-explosion properties as it
                                                                   dispels oxygen. That’s why fuel tanks are often inerted with
                                                                   dry ice.

                                                                   cold Shrinking

                                                                   Dry ice is used to shrink certain metal alloys in order to make
                                                                   certain parts fit into others, for instance an axle and a bearing.

                                                                   lab experimentS

                                                                   Dry ice is used in labs to reduce exothermic reactions.


                                                                   Caution... - Always wear protective gloves when handling dry ice. Avoid skin
                                                                   contact. - Always transport dry ice in such a way that it is completely sepa-
                                                                   rated from the driver/passenger compartment. - Store in a well-ventilated
Dellestraat 55 | B 3550 Heusden-Zolder                             storage room. - Always use appropriate dry ice storage containers. - Keep
t +32 (0)13 53 03 15 | f +32 (0)13 53 03 10 | www.acpco2.com       away from children.

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