Dry Ice Manufacturing
Our dry ice manufacturing begins with liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) stored under pressure in our 300 psi bulk storage tanks. The liquid CO2 is piped to our dry ice block presses or dry ice pelletizing machines where the liquid enters an expansion chamber. Inside the expansion chamber, the liquid CO2 flashes to gas. The rapid expansion from liquid to gas causes the temperature to drop rapidly and roughly half of the CO2 gas freezes into dry ice snow. The dry ice snow is then compressed into solid dry ice blocks, or into dry ice pellets and rice.
Dry Ice Pellets and Rice
Our dry ice pelletizers produce 1500 pounds of dry ice pellets and rice every hour ensuring a constant supply of these critical products for our customers.
Our dry ice pellets are used in medical facilities, food production, manufacturing, transportation, and many other industries across northeast Ohio and the surrounding areas.
The dry ice blasting rice we produce is used primarily in manufacturing and industrial cleaning applications.
Dry Ice Blocks
Our state-of-the-art dry ice block presses produce consistent 10″ x 10″ x 10″ – 55# blocks of dry ice – one every 3 minutes. These dry ice blocks are available whole, sliced at 1.5″, or custom cut.
Sliced and Custom Cut Dry Ice
Gehm and Sons provides both standard sliced dry ice and custom cut dry ice. As blocks come out of the presses, they are cut with custom band saws, radial saws, or gang saws to produce the standard 1.5″ dry ice slices or the many custom sizes our customers need.