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Dry Ice Polystyrene Containers for Sale
We provide a selection of high-quality polystyrene containers for sale, which are the ideal option for storing dry ice.
Polystyrene is an incredibly lightweight and robust polymer. This is what differentiates it from other forms of food storage and packaging. In addition to being extremely resilient despite its low weight, it also serves as an excellent insulator. This is an absolute delight for preserving the quality and safety of food by preventing spoilage and maintaining the appropriate temperature. You might also be interested in our range of cooler boxes for sale and dry ice for sale in Cape Town.
When it comes to transporting food for events or taking it with you on outdoor adventures like fishing, camping, or hunting, polystyrene is widely considered the most convenient and economical option. Industrially packaged dairy, meat, fish, and poultry are often transported in polystyrene containers.
Polystyrene coolers are durable and can be used multiple times. In addition to being convenient for transporting frozen food purchases, they are also easy to carry and therefore useful for outdoor vacations. Only five percent of foam packaging contains polystyrene; the rest is air.
Cooler boxes made of polystyrene serve a wide variety of purposes. It has the ability to keep both hot and cold beverages and foods at their optimal serving temperatures. The polystyrene foam lining keeps the contents from spoiling and keeps the temperature stable. With its millions of tiny air bubbles, the polystyrene acts as a good insulator.
Polystyrene and temperature
Because they conduct heat, cold items eventually become warm. On a hot day, a cold drink in a can will get warm because the can is conducting heat from the environment, whereas a coffee mug will become warm because it is conducting heat from the hot coffee that you have just poured into it. Because it is a poor heat conductor, polystyrene helps to keep objects at a cool temperature. To put it another way, it takes a long time for heat to infiltrate the material, which means that it maintains the temperature for a longer period of time. This is due to the fact that gases are poorer conductors of heat than solids or liquids, and the structure of polystyrene is filled with billions upon billions of minuscule air bubbles. Polystyrene, therefore, combines the fundamental qualities of a solid with some of the insulating characteristics of a gas, creating a new type of material that has both types of characteristics.
Why choose polystyrene containers
Expanded polystyrene coolers are an efficient and low-cost option for moving perishable items. The food service industry endorses them due to their lower costs and increased effectiveness in insulating perishables. Since they are optimised for travel, they weigh next to nothing and don’t drive up the price of transportation.
EPS cooler boxes can be used to maintain a consistent temperature for stored objects, even if the ambient temperature is below freezing, and to protect those items from the thermal shocks that might occur when a vehicle carrying cold goods is moved or the contents of a cold storage room are removed.
Polystyrene cooler boxes are not only used for leisure activities, but are also widely used to transport items for medical use. Dry ice that has been placed inside an expanded polystyrene cooler will maintain its frozen state for roughly 18 to 24 hours before totally melting away. The amount of time that ice stays usable in your cooler will be directly proportional to the size of the cooler as well as the amount of ice that you put inside.
Our polystyrene cooler boxes are available in different sizes and shapes, ranging from our 20kg Fishtainer to our Tuna Tainer. Over the course of more than two decades, Dry Ice International has established itself as the go-to company for dry ice production, delivery, and blast cleaning across South Africa and the rest of the African continent. The company has a well-established fleet of delivery vehicles or works in tandem with a courier service to make deliveries around the clock, every day of the year.
Polystyrene and the environment
Because of its chemical inertness, polystyrene may be reused indefinitely, but the disposal of polystyrene coolers should be done with care. Since polystyrene takes a long time to degrade, you’ll have to throw it away in a landfill along with the rest of your trash.
Avoid discarding polystyrene is rivers or down household or stormwater drains because when polystyrene polyethylene decomposes, the tiny bits of plastic released into the environment have a negative impact on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Polystyrene polyethylene, when washed ashore from boats or ships, can cause obstructions in waterways and must be disposed of appropriately.
Tip: Instead of discarding your polystyrene cooler you may want to think of upscaling and so put it to good and extended use. Build a wooden box around the container for a more permanent structure to use at your next braai. Or, if gardening is your thing, why not make a planter or line it and use it for a hydroponic garden?