Dry Ice

Carboglace®, ACP’s Dry Ice (carbon ice) or CO2 in solid form, is obtained by expanding liquid carbon dioxide at atmospheric pressure. During that process, half the liquid CO2 turns into gas while the other half turns into CO2 snow. This CO2 snow is compressed in hydraulic presses, creating ice blocks, slices or pellets. Dry Ice (solid carbon dioxide) is a simple but ingenious product with major advantages and many industrial applications. ACP produces Dry Ice both for small, local customers and for large, foreign multinationals.

Advantages of Dry Ice

The main advantages of Dry Ice:

In general:

  • natural product, environmentally friendly
  • sublimates into gas leaving no residue
  • inexpensive
  • odourless, tasteless
  • non-flammable, non-toxic
  • clean and approved for use in the food industry

Additional advantages for cooling and cryogenic transport:

  • temperature: -78.5°C, three times the refrigeration capacity of water ice per unit weight (heat of sublimation = 645 kJ/kg)
  • keeps temperature in the right range
  • creates a bacteriostatic environment, which ensures the quality of the cooled products as it prevents them from oxidising

Additional advantages for industrial surface cleaning:

  • allows most items to be cleaned in situ without time consuming disassembly
  • can be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts or creating fire hazards
  • can be used to remove production residue, release agents, contaminants, paints, oils and biofilms

Main Dry Ice applications:

Why choose ACP for your Dry Ice?

Complete offer

ACP offers a versatile and extensive portfolio of Dry Ice products:

  • Different forms such as blocks, slices, nuggets, pellets and slabs
  • All in different sizes and packaging

ACP has a large dedicated container park for transporting Dry Ice, ensuring flexible and reliable deliveries

Dry Ice

ACP also delivers CO2in bulk for Dry Ice production on site

Our complete dry ice range is food safety quality (HACCP and FSSC22000)

ACP’s Food-Grade Quality Programme conforms to the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) regulations, and consists of:

  • Online quality monitoring and management in our production units
  • Regular analyses of final products, carried out by ACP and independent labs
  • Strict loading and unloading procedures
  • Rigorous traceability


ACP’s Quality certifications:


In co-development with some key customers, we went even further, beyond the already demanding requirements of the EIGA and ISBT regulations. In order to serve these customers even better, we developed a Safe For Food + programme with guaranteed 99.99% purification and the most stringent safety system.

ACP’s special Safe For Food + programme:

  • Guaranteed 99.99% purification
  • Quality diagnosis/sample analysis
    • on every production day
    • of every single trailer shipment
  • Analysis of every single delivery
  • Sealing of every freight shipment
  • Separate logistics flow to avoid any risk of contamination
  • Individual seals are used to prevent product tampering

Our Safe for Food + programme is an extremely rigorous quality and safety assurance programme.



We are known for the quality of our CO2 and our reliable delivery.
Since 1897, we have never failed to deliver to a single customer.
We have a Dry Ice production capacity of 13 tonnes per hour as well as an extensive network of Dry Ice partners across Europe.
Find out more about our liquid CO2 sourcing and production facilities in the EU


We help you to set up your own onsite Dry Ice production

Depending on your Dry Ice requirements and your logistics chain, your best solution in terms of total cost of ownership could be to produce Dry Ice in your own facilities.
There’s no better partner than ACP for setting up Dry Ice production on your site. Our dedicated engineering department has extensive expertise in installing such facilities. Working closely with the leading Dry Ice machine producers, we have built over 100 installations in the past 10 years.

ACP delivers CO2 in bulk for your onsite production.

 Main benefits

  • Cost saving
  • Total implementation by ACP and customised solutions
  • Most reliable CO2 sourcing in Europe
  • 24/7 maintenance service
  • 24/7 back-up delivery system in place
  • Telemetry on the CO2 tanks enables GPRS-driven quantity tracking and helps with reordering in time


We help you to calculate the quantity of Dry Ice you need

Fill in the quantity that you need to transport and the relevant transport parameters. Our calculator gives you the quantity of ACP Dry Ice you need according to the type of container you will be using:


Please contact us for more information.