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Dry Ice Vendors
in Central Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Capital City Ice
c/o Gregg Steele -- Wholesale & Special Events Sales
3080 Valleyview Drive
Columbus, OH 43204-2011
(614) 272-8404 Phone
(614)-272-2040 Fax

Airgas Dry Ice Store
c/o Thomas
4110 Lockbourne Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 497-0223 Phone
(614) 491-5741 Fax

Obetz, OH
Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.
4852 Frusta Drive
Suite B
Obetz, OH 43207
(614) 491-4327 Phone
(614) 491-4403 Fax

Newark, OH
R & B Dry Ice
c/o Ron Duerks -- Manager
982 Lawnview Ave
Newark, OH 43055-2681
(740) 344-3269 Phone

Dayton, OH
Dayton Dry Ice & Carbonic Gas -
(Pain Enterprises)
870 E 1st St
Dayton, OH 45402-1305
(937) 222-6063 Phone

Mansfield, OH
The Hitching Post & Dry Ice
1878 Ashland Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905-1809
(419) 589-4345 Phone

Akron, OH
Serv-Ice Delivery Co.
1621 E Market St
Akron, OH 44305-4210
(330) 733-9693 Phone

Cincinnati, OH
Continental Carbonic Products, Inc.
1760 Carillion Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45240-2795
(513) 674-1300 Phone

Toledo, OH
Carbonic Enterprises Dry Ice, Inc.
3719 N Detroit Ave
Toledo, OH 43612-1306
(419) 476-8811 Phone
(419) 476-8867 Fax

Safe Handling of Dry Ice

Dry Ice is used for creating “Low Lying Cloud Effects” or “Ground Fog Effect”
Schell Scenic Studio Dry Ice Foggers
Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2) with a temperature at -109.3°F (-78.5°C) or below. It is especially useful for freezing and keeping things frozen because of its very cold temperature. At normal atmospheric pressure, dry ice sublimates directly into carbon dioxide gas without going through a liquid stage.

      • Dry Ice is very cold!
        It has a temperature of -109° F
      • Always use in a well-ventilated area to prevent CO inhalation.
      • Always use a glove
        or towel to handle
        dry ice.
        Any direct contact could result in frostbite.
      • Do not store in a vapor-tight container. Dry ice evaporates and could cause extreme pressure build-up in the container.

First Aid
      • Get prompt medical attention for either frostbite or inhalation.
      • For possible frostbite, place frozen part in warm water and see a doctor immediately.
      • If a person loses their breath due to inhalation, quickly lead the person away from the fumes to get some fresh air.

Dry Ice Storage
      • Dry ice cannot be stored in the freezer or refrigerator. It is much colder and will not hold.
      • Store dry ice in an insulate container.
      • Fill all voids in the container with newspapers or towels.
      • Cover the container allowing only a small gap for ventilation.

Using dry ice for effect
      • Dry ice does not melt, it evaporates!
      • FOG: Fill a container with HOT tap water. The Optimum temperature is approx 140 to 160 degrees. All depending on atmospheric conditions, but some believe the higher the water temperature, the better the fog effect. Use small chunks of dry ice or pellets. If the chunks are too big,break them with a hammer to golf balls size chunks. The water will begin to glaze over the dry ice and decrease fog production. The idea that the more surface area that the water can contact will provide the best effect. Fog will stop if the water becomes too cold or the dry ice has evaporated, or depleted. Therefore add more chunks of dry ice or change out the water with fresh HOT water.
        DO NOT let the dry ice come in contact with your guest’s mouth.
      • Dry ice is also used to keep perishable foods frozen for longer periods of time than wet ice.

Check out how Dry Ice is made:
Schell Scenic Studio Dry Ice Foggers