ASCO spoke with Thomas Briand, co-founder of G&B Cryogénie in France and long-time partner, about the awareness and application areas of dry ice on the French market, as well as the current situation and its development.
The Swiss ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD expands its customer offer and forms a new service centre for the countries Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg with the "ASCO Service DAB GmbH". The main reasons for this step are higher flexibility and faster response times.
Data is considered the gold of the 21st century. Since almost one year ASCO Carbon Dioxide LTD has been connecting its dry ice production machines to a data cloud on a trial basis. This should enable customers to access production data and the live status of their pelletizers at various locations online at any time.
Pedro Stark, "Head of IIoT Automation" at ASCO has set up this service. In our interview, he provides insight into when the "ASCO Datacenter" goes live, customer benefits and the next project goals.
Swiss-based ASCO Carbon Dioxide Ltd, a global provider of complete CO2 and dry ice solutions, presents their “ASCO Refilling System ARS”. The new system solution for dosing dry ice pellets from large containers into smaller packaging units is already being used by customers.
ASCO has talked with N.G. Mathan, Manager of Crystal Dry Ice Factory in Doha/Qatar. Crystal Dry Ice Factory is manufacturing and distributing high quality food grade dry ice to the Qatar market. As its newest service, Crystal Dry Ice also offers dry ice blasting services with the ASCOJET 1708. The company more than just a dry ice supplier for its customers. As a result, the company is very service oriented and is proud of its satisfied customer base.
ASCO has talked to Deon Roux, CEO and Business Owner of Dry Ice International Company in South Africa. The company has been the leading dry ice supplier since 1994 in South Africa. ASCO has recently supplied a Dry Ice Pelletizer P28i to this customer and we are interested to learn more about the company, its business field and the use of dry ice in South Africa in general.
ASCOs customer The Modern Acetylene & Oxygen Company Ltd. in Sudan has recently bought two ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizers P28i to supply high quality dry ice to their local market. The Sudanese company and ASCO have been maintaining a pleasant collaboration and long business relationship for many years. Their factory includes not only a dry ice production but they also operate three ASCO CO2 Production Plants to supply CO2 to the African beverage industry.
At the end of 2021, 336 solar panels were installed on the roof of the ASCO production site in Eschlikon (Switzerland) for the generation of green electricity through solar radiation. The expected annual yield of the solar system has been calculated at 111'300 kWh.
Gas company BUSE is a leading supplier in both the Industrial and Specialty Gas Markets. BUSE in the United Kingdom approached ASCO Partner, Ecoblast Supplies Ltd (ESL), to install a complex set up to expand their dry ice production up to 280 kg per hour.
ASCO talked to Mr Nicolas Paulovits of the company Novogas Limited in Nigeria. Novogas is the leading producer of food grade CO2 gas in Nigeria and West Africa. The Nigerian Gas Company works with ASCO equipment and has recently received a new ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizer P28i.