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Best insulated container for storing dry ice

How to store dry ice properly

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Dry ice is a commonly used material for storage and cleaning, but it has the disadvantage of being very volatile if not being preserved at a stable temperature. To overcome this problem, thermal protection boxes have been designed to keep the dry ice in the best condition possible when it reaches the customer. Together with Specco2’s team, let’s learn more about the ideal insulated container for effective dry ice storage in the article below.

How to store dry ice properly

Dry ice is a solid form of CO2 at -79°C, which is commonly utilized for a variety of purposes such as industrial cleaning, food preservation, transportation, and so on. Due to the extremely cold nature of dry ice, we need to pay close attention to a few things in order to perform the work safely when handling and also to preserve the material at its best form.

Store dry ice using thermal boxes or insulated containers

Insulated containers help maintain the interieur at a stable temperature for a long time. This helps dry ice to retain quality and quantity, limiting evaporation that will result in resources loss in the cold chain supply. Especially useful when you have to transport long distances.

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Store dry ice in well-ventilated areas

Dry ice when sublimated can form a harmful amount of CO2 gas rapidly, which can sometimes be accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, unconsciousness and difficulty breathing. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to place dry ice in well-ventilated areas, avoid placing this type of media in places with poor air circulation to limit health risks that may arise. In addition, do not store dry ice in an airtight container because in a closed environment, dry ice when sublimated will form CO2 and can cause pressure, which can result in making the barrel crack or even explode.

Working safely using protective gear

Exposure to the extremely cold surface temperatures of dry ice can cause skin damage and severe frostbite. Therefore, when in contact with dry ice during transportation, we need to use insulated or cryogenic gloves and wear glasses or face shields.

Do not open and close the lid too many times

To minimize evaporation of dry ice, we should not open the lid of the barrel too many times and only open it when absolutely necessary to preserve ice in a stable temperature environment. Thereby ensuring the quality of the ice block or pellets when delivered to the user after long-distance transportation.

Why you should keep dry ice in insulated container

An insulated container is a specialized product designed for long-distance transportation of goods. This ensures the temperature inside the box is maintained at the necessary level to keep the product at the best condition without worrying about the affections of the surrounding environment such as rain water or humidity. Another plus is that the insulated container can maintain the temperature without the need for an external power supply. Therefore, even if you encounter problems during transportation such as traffic jams, having to close and open the car door many times, the container has to wait to be unloaded from the cargo ship, etc., rest assured that the goods will be loaded. All chemicals are completely thermally protected and there is no interruption of the cold chain supply. Thereby, minimizing operating and maintenance costs compared to using specialized refrigerated trucks and at the same time more environmentally friendly.

Olivo Insulated container – best way to store dry ice

Olivo is the world’s leading brand of insulated container, chosen and trusted by businesses and customers. Thanks to their environmentally friendly features in each product, all of Olivo’s products can be used sustainably over time. In addition, their items are made from easily recyclable EPP (Expanded polypropylene) and non-toxic eutectic plates, which are easy to use and can maintain the expected cold temperature for a long time.

Olivo’s insulation cabinets are divided into 3 main types, including: BAC, ROLL, BOX

Some of Olivo product to store dry ice

BAC – Insulation cabinet without wheels with lid on top

BAC 55

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H) : 600 x 500 x 580 mm
  • Inside dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 415 x 315 x 410 mm
  • Inner volume: 53 liters
  • K-value: 0.38 W/m2.K Unladen
  • weight: 16Kg
  • Insulation: Polyurethane foam
  • Case material: Food-graded polyethylene
  • Dimensions: Quarter ISO pallet 1000 x 1200

BAC 55 Olivo container
BAC Container

BAC 320

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 1200 x 800 x 930 mm
  • Dimensions inside dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 980 x 580 x 570 mm
  • Inner volume: 324 liters
  • K-value: 0.35 W/
  • m2.K Unladen weight: 89Kg
  • Insulation: Polyurethane foam
  • Case material: Food-graded polyethylene
  • Dimensions: Euro-pallet 800 x 1200

Olivo BAC 320

BAC 600

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 1200 x 1200 x 970 mm
  • Inner dimensions in mm (L) x D x H): 1000 x 1000 x 600 mm
  • Internal volume: 600 liters
  • K-value: 0.26 W/m2.K
  • Duration Unladen weight: 174Kg
  • Insulation material: Polyurethane foam
  • : Laminated polyester
  • Size: Special size

BAC 600

BAC series products are designed with a chest and lid made of food graded monobloc spinning polyethylene with grooves internal convection. 

In addition, for off-site maintenance and repair projects that require transporting and storing large quantities of dry ice within a day, the cooler with special materials such as BAC 600 will completely meet your needs. Thereby, helping to preserve and ensure the quality and quantity of ice until it is used.

ROLL – Insulation cabinet with wheels

ROLL 370

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 800 x 600 x 1670 mm
  • Inner dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 620 x 430 x 1370 mm
  • Inner volume: 365 liters
  • K-value: 0.37 W/
  • m2.K Unladen weight: 80Kg
  • Insulation: Polyurethane foam
  • : Food grade polyethylene
  • Size: Euronorm crate 600 x 400 – Half Euro-pallet 800 x 600

roll 370
ROLL 370

ROLL 1300

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 1100 x 1100 x 1930 mm
  • Inner dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 900 x 910 x 1570 mm
  • Inner volume: 1285 liters
  • K-value: 0.31 W/
  • m2.K Unladen weight: 156Kg
  • Insulation: Polyurethane foam
  • : Food grade polyethylene
  • Dimensions: Palette Asia 1100 x 1100

ROLL 1300

BOX – Dedicated insulation cabinet with open top lid

BOX 34

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 555 x 360 x 331 mm
  • Inner dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 490 x 300 x 255 mm
  • Internal volume: 34 liters
  • K-value: W/m2.K Unladen
  • weight: 1.6K g
  • Insulation: Expanded polypropylene Case
  • material: Expanded polypropylene
  • Dimensions: Special size

BOX 34

BOX 64

  • Outer dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 595 x 395 x 455 mm
  • Inside dimensions in mm (L x D x H): 505 x 320 x 370 mm
  • Inner volume: 60 liters
  • K-value: W/m2.K Unladen
  • weight: 2.1Kg
  • Insulation material: Expanded polypropylene
  • Casing material: Expanded polypropylene
  • Size: Quarter Euro-pallet 800 x 1200

BOX 64

The BOX series consists of insulated cabinets with chest and lid made of EPP material and can be easily stacked during transport.


With Olivo being one of the biggest and most well-known brands out there in the market, your dry ice storage will be handled smoothly, easily, and with quality guaranteed. Thereby, not only will it help you to reduce resource loss during transportation but also saves costs and meets customer satisfaction. 

Here at Specco2, we are very proud to be the authorized and exclusive distributor of Olivo in Vietnam. If your business needs advice, please contact Specco2 for 24/7 support.

Nga Dang Thi Thuy

Nga Dang Thi Thuy

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