ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD is expanding its portfolio in the field of dry ice production. To meet the demand for larger dry ice slices on the international dry ice market, ASCO announces the launch of the "Dry Ice Machine BP425i". The technology is based on the "Dry Ice Machine BP420i" which has been successful for many years and will remain in the ASCO portfolio. The new and more powerful "Dry Ice Machine BP425i" can produce dry ice slices up to 125 mm / 4.9 in thickness (weight per slice: 5 kg / 11 lb) and optionally two different pellet sizes.
During the renovation of an old station building, the Kurt Schneider company, which has been operating since 1988, used the newly acquired ASCOJET 1708 Combi Blaster. They were blasting with freshly produced dry ice from ASCO Carbon Dioxide LTD. Before the lime coating was renewed, the brickwork had to be exposed. The biggest challenge during the renovation was to remove the old lime coating without damaging the underlying structure, as the building is listed as a historic monument.
Dry ice producers, distributors and equipment makers are bracing themselves for a spike in demand next year, with concerns there will be a tightening in the availability of dry ice for storage and distribution of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines.
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD spoke with David de Greiff, co-founder of the company La Silesia in Colombia. The company produces dry ice for the Colombian market. De Greiff gives insights into the opportunities and challenges of dry ice in Colombia and which future projects the start-up is planning.
Until now Messer BH Gas (Bosnia) was only able to produce dry ice snow. With the new ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizer A120P the gas producer is able to produce dry ice pellets in five different sizes. In addition to the ASCO Pelletizer (production capacity: 120 kg/h / 264.6 lb/h) they have also invested in six new ASCO Dry Ice Boxes AT126. They are specially designed for the storage of dry ice and are characterized by their high insulation values.
With the market launch of the ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizer P15(i), ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE Ltd introduces an optimized follow-up model of the ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizer A120P. The compact and powerful new machine converts liquid CO2 into dry ice pellets quickly and economically with a production capacity of 150 kg/h (330.7 lb/h). The P15(i) belongs to the latest i-Series generation of ASCO.
"After much market research, one company stood head and shoulders above the others - ASCO of Switzerland."
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD talked to John Searle of the South African company Sidewinder Dry Ice & Gas (Pty) Ltd who have an impressive and successful dry ice production. They own several ASCO CO2 storage tanks, ASCO dry ice production machines, an ASCO dry ice wrapping machine and an ASCO CO2 recovery plant.
Sidewinder Dry Ice & Gas (Pty) Ltd introduced dry ice pellets into the South African wineries years ago and played an important role in improving the wines' quality.
In the beginning of this year our customer BERNMOBIL have started to clean various components, such as gearboxes, with our dry ice blasting unit ASCOJET 1701. BERNMOBIL is an independent, autonomous public transport company of the city of Bern. Over 1000 employees and a fleet of over 200 vehicles ensure daily mobility in the city and region of Bern.
“Fraser Valley Dry Ice” provides commercial dry ice for transportation, food processing, dry ice blasting and extraction industries for the local market. After the installation of the ASCO BP420i additional support was done via ASCO i-Series-Technology. The company is based in Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada).
ASCO CARBON DIOIXIDE LTD spoke with Joakim Uveborn the Sales Manager of EuroMaskin AB.
The company offers industrial automation solutions from Europe's leading manufacturers. EuroMaskin AB has purchased two ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizers A120P (120 kg/hr each) and an ASCO Pellets Bagging Machine PBM500 for their customer in the food industry.