Total $0.00
Sitemap
 Home All Categories Contact Us Affiliate Account 0 Cart 0 Checkout 

Navigation
About Us
FAQs - Frequently Asked Dry Ice Pack Questions
Request Multi-cooler Shipping Quote
Shipping Breast Milk Made Easy
Shipping Information
Techni-ICE Dry Ice Packs Comparison
Testimonials about Techni-ICE Dry Ice Packs
Your Satisfaction

Categories
All Categories 
Specials 
Heavy Duty Re-Usable (HDR)
Standard (STD)
Styrofoam Coolers
Shipping Kits
Cooler Bundles - Bulk
Skid/Pallet Coolers - Wholesale
Other Coolers
Dry Ice

What's New
1. Skid/Pallet of 96 XXXSmall Styrofoam Coolers #VA4
2. TK21 Med-Large - Cooler
3. TK21 Shipping Kit Med-Large - Cooler & Techni-ICE
4. XL Shipping Kit - 2-inch wall Cooler & Techni-ICE
5. Skid/Pallet of 15 XLarge Styrofoam Coolers #PC59


FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Questions:  (click one to jump to it)

• How long do Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs  last?
• How do Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs  work? • What can it be used for?    ...and what has it been used for? 
• What else should I know about Techni-ICE ™?
• What  is the difference between Heavy Duty Reusable (HDR) and
Standard (Std) Techni-ICE ™?
• How do I freeze Techni-ICE ™?
• How do I pack my frozen food to ship with Techni-ICE™?
• What is the coldest temperature that Techni-ICE™ can hold for an extended period of time?
• Do Techni-ICE™ Dry Ice Packs act like dry ice?
• Techni-ICE™ Dry Ice Packs emit CO2 as part of their cooling process like regular dry ice?
• Is Techni-ICE™ Dry Ice Packs dangerous to touch?
• Do you have the material safety data sheet for this? (Is it safe to use techni ice?)
• Will an airline or FedEx/UPS/USPS allow this for shipping?


Question:

How long do Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs  last?

Answer:

Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs last longer than any other ice packs we've tried.  We ship frozen food with the goal of keeping it frozen 3 days and cold into the fourth day.  We use 1 1/2 inch thick sided styrofoam coolers, and to ship about 4 to 8 pounds of frozen food, we use 2 sheets (two and a half sheets if it’s over 90 degrees F outside, or one and a half sheets if the high temperature is less than 60 degrees F).  We cut the sheets in half for ease of use.

In larger coolers with 10-15 pounds of frozen food, we use 3 to 4 sheets.  We have used 5-6 sheets to keep frozen food cold up to 6 days, and another sheet or two to keep it cold 7 to 8 days.  Combining Techni-ICE with dry ice yields the longest-lasting result:  4 or 5 sheets of Techni-ICE with 5 pounds of dry ice lasts 6-7 days.

Make sure to hydrate the Techni-ICE to about 1 1/4 inches thick.

A rule of thumb to start with is one sheet for every 8 quarts (2 gallons) of cooler space, however...

The length of time any ice pack will last will depend on several things:  your cooler or container type, how much Techni-ICE you use, how long you freeze the Techni-ICE (24 hour minimum), the size of what you're trying to keep cold, and the outside temperature... even how much air-space is in your container. 

If you have conditions that differ from these, you can use the information here as a starting point, and then experiment to find what is the least amount of Techni-ICE you can use for what you're trying to do.

Return to Top


Question:

How do Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs  work?

Answer:

Here's how to "operate" Techni-ICE ™ Dry Ice Packs:

  • Hydrate by immersing in water:  15-20 minutes for Standard (Std), 20-45 minutes for Heavy Duty Reusable (HDR).  You only need to immerse in water once.
  • Cells should be approximately 1.25 inches thick.  That's 1 and 1/4 inches thick.
  • Once it is hydrated, dry it and place it in the freezer for 24 hours or more, and it's ready to use.  You can use it after 8-12 hours of freezing, but it's a bit less efficient.  The longer  you freeze them, the better.  (See "How do I freeze..." below.)
  • Once hydrated, store it in the freezer if you have room, so that it will be ready when needed.
  • Std Techni-ICE ™ is reusable a few times and HDR Techni-ICE ™ is reusable hundreds of times.  The only limiting factor is if it is punctured by a sharp object, or smashed by a heavy one.  With HDR Techni-ICE ™, even if the plastic gets torn after a while, the textile still holds in the polymer gel.

Return to Top


What can it be used for?    ...and what has it been used for? 

Answer:

Techni-ICE ™ is a temperature control solution. 

Typically, Standard (Std) Techni-ICE ™ is for the transporting of fresh, perishable and heat sensitive products, such as:  meat, seafood, vegetables, prepared foods, chocolate, candy, cookies, cake, medicine, flowers, cosmetics, breast milk, and more.

Heavy Duty Reusable Techni-ICE ™ is for applications where you need to use it many times, up to hundreds.  It is often ideal for courier transporting of medicine and medical samples, or perishables such as ice cream and frozen food.

Return to Top


Question:     

What else should I know about Techni-ICE ™?

Answer:

  • Techni-ICE ™ does not leak water, so there's no mess, and no melting ice.
  • Techni-ICE ™ is flexible, even when fully hydrated and frozen.    You can cut it, fold it, or bend it  along the seams between the cells.
  • Before hydrating, Techni-ICE ™ is lightweight and compact for easy handling and low-cost shipping.
  • Techni-ICE ™ can get down to Dry Ice temperature (-109 degrees F) and beyond.
  • Measures:  11 X 16 inches before hydration. 

Return to Top


Question:

What  is the difference between Heavy Duty Reusable (HDR) and Standard (Std) Techni-ICE ™?

Answer:

Heavy Duty Reusable (HDR) and Standard (Std) Techni-ICE are the same inside, and cooling power is the same.  The difference is in the external construction:  The HDR has stronger plastic, with 2 layers of fabric and 2 layers of plastic.  The Std has lighter plastic, with only 1 layer of fabric and 1 layer of plastic.

Return to Top


Question:

* How do I freeze Techni-ICE ™?

Answer:

Don't stack Techni-ICE ™ in the freezer:  The Heavy Duty Reusable (HDR) will freeze slower, and Standard (Std) will stick together.

Freeze them for at least 24 hours.  If you must, you can freeze them for less, but performance will suffer according to how long they are in the freezer.

For best performance, crank up your freezer to the highest setting.

Return to Top


Question:

How do I pack my frozen food to ship with Techni-ICE™?

Answer:

Use at least a 1 1/2 inch (one-and-a-half-inch) thick styrofoam cooler.  Put a plastic liner (bag) in the cooler.  Put your frozen perishables in.  Put Techni-ICE™ in, plastic side down (for Std).  Close bag.  Fill any remaining airspace in cooler with styrofoam peanuts, foam, etc.  Tape lid of cooler on.

Return to Top


Question:

• What is the coldest temperature that Techni-ICE™ can hold for an extended period of time?

Answer:

The next graphic shows the comparision of Retention of Cold.

Return to Top


Question:

• Do Techni-Ice™ Dry Ice Packs act like dry ice?

Answer:

No, Techni-Ice™ Dry Ice Packs can sustain dry ice temperature but it can not freeze product or emit CO².

Return to Top


Question:

• Techni-ICE™ Dry Ice Packs emit CO2 as part of their cooling process like regular dry ice?

Answer:

No, Techni-Ice™ Dry Ice Packs is a gel pack made of polymer powder that when hydrated retains water that you can freeze down to dry ice temperature.

Return to Top


Question:

• Is Techni-ICE™ Dry Ice Packs dangerous to touch?

Answer:

No, Techni-Ice™ Dry Ice Packs use water to hydrate and it is safe to handle. Unless is at a temperature of -20°C, we recomend the use gloves.

Return to Top


Question:

• Do you have the material safety data sheet for this? (Is it safe to use techni ice?)?

Answer:

Techni-ICE™ is completely safe and non-toxic. It can be applied directly to foods to keep hot or cold.

Return to Top


Question:

• Will an airline or FedEx/UPS/USPS allow this for shipping?

Answer:

Yes, Techni-ICE™ Dry ICe Packs is allowed for USPS/UPS/FEDEX (ground / air).

Return to Top



...more questions and answers added regularly...

 

| Returns | Privacy |
Copyright 2017  Dry Ice Packs Powered by CandyPress  
Page displayed in:0.2031seconds.