Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, and it can be used to keep things cold for extended periods of time. It’s commonly used in scientific and medical applications, as well as in the food and beverage industry. When shipping pharmaceutical items that need to stay cold, dry ice is often the best option.
Properties of dry ice
When using dry ice for shipping pharmaceutical items, it is important to:
- Use a well-insulated container, such as a Styrofoam cooler
- Add enough dry ice to keep the items cold, without filling the container
- Label the container as containing dry ice, and include the name and address of the sender/recipient
- When shipping internationally, check with the country’s customs regulations to make sure there are no restrictions on importing products that have been shipped with dry ice.
- Dry ice sublimates at -78.5°C (-109.3°F), and can maintain extremely low temperatures for long periods of time. However, when handling dry ice it is important to wear gloves and avoid touching it with your bare skin, as it can cause burns.
Overall, dry ice is a great option for shipping pharmaceutical items that need to stay cold. By following the tips above, you can ensure that the items are shipped safely and correctly.
How to Ship Pharmaceutical Items with Dry Ice
When shipping pharmaceutical items, it is important to use dry ice in order to keep the items at a temperature that will prevent them from spoiling. Dry ice can be used to keep the items cool for an extended period of time, and it will not cause any damage to the items. Here are some tips on how to ship pharmaceutical items with dry ice:
the items: When packing the items, it is important to use an insulated container. This will help to keep the items at a consistent temperature. It is also important to use a material that will not absorb moisture, such as Styrofoam.
2. Adding the dry ice:
The amount of dry ice that is needed will depend on the size of the container and the amount of time that the items need to be kept cool. It is important to add the dry ice to the container before adding the items.
When shipping the items, it is important to use a shipping method that will keep the items at a consistent temperature. It is also important to ship the items to a location that is cool and dark.
4. Take Precautions:
When handling dry ice, it is important to take precautions. Dry ice can cause burns, so it is important to wear gloves when handling it. It is also important to vent the container that is being used to ship the items. This will allow the carbon dioxide to escape and prevent the items from being damaged.
5. Check the items:
After the items have been shipped, it is important to check them to ensure that they have not been damaged. If the items have been damaged, it is important to contact the shipping company and file a claim.
Safety requirements for dry ice shipping
When shipping with dry ice, there are a few safety requirements that must be met:
1) Use only containers that are specifically designed for dry ice shipping. Do not use regular coolers or ice chests.
2) Line the bottom of the container with dry ice to keep the contents cold.
3) Do not overfill the container. Leave room for the expansion of the dry ice.
4) Securely close the lid or cover of the container.
5) Label the container with the appropriate warnings and shipping information.
6) Keep the container away from children and pets.
7) Use caution when handling dry ice. Wear gloves and avoid contact with the skin.
8) Store the container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
9) Dispose of dry ice properly after use. Do not put it in the garbage.
10) Follow all local, state, and federal regulations for shipping dry ice.
Why choose Reefer Express for your pharmaceutical transport cooling?
Dry Ice is an ideal cooling agent for transporting pharmaceuticals, as it can maintain a constant temperature for long periods of time. Dry Ice is also non-toxic and FDA-approved for use in the food industry.
When transporting pharmaceuticals, it is important to maintain a constant temperature to ensure the efficacy of the product. Dry ice is an ideal cooling agent for this purpose, as it can maintain a constant temperature for long periods of time.
Reefer Express is the leading provider of cold chain transportation and logistics services. We have a proven track record of providing our customers with reliable, cost-effective solutions for shipping their perishable products. You can contact us at any time to discuss your shipping needs, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your business.