Jeff Readhead and Paul Thompson are the founders of Fraser Valley Dry Ice in Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada). The company produces dry ice for the transportation, food processing, dry ice blasting, and extraction industries. Only a few months before this interview an ASCO dry ice machine BP420i of the ASCO i-Series generation has been delivered. In just a short time Fraser Valley Dry Ice has placed an order for a second dry ice machine BP420i. ASCO asks for the reason.
Empire Welding gains independence and enters new business areas in dry ice business with ASCO Pelletizer P28
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD has talked with Felix Ortiz of the company “Empire Welding” about being independent from large dry ice suppliers. Ortiz gives us insights in his company, his main dry ice customers in the cannabis industries and future business plans with ASCO technologies.
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD talked to Geert Derckx, Director of Derckx Opticare Reiniging B. V. about the ASCO Dry Ice Pelletizer P28i, which is the fourth ASCO pelletizer that has been in operation at their site in the Netherlands since summer 2020. He also gives us an insight into his company and his main customers.
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE LTD is expanding its product portfolio with customizable dry ice filling and transfer systems for on-site production centers. The CO2 specialist therefore offers dry ice producers and distributors an effective solution for producing the required amount of dry ice and automatically fill it into transport boxes. Especially when shipping the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide, an unbroken cold chain down to -80°Celsius and effective work processes are crucial.
ASCO CARBON DIOXIDE AG spoke with Thomas ten Eiken, Managing Director of Cleangas, about the successful service cooperation with ASCO. In addition, ten Eicken gave an insight into the current planning of one of the largest dry ice online retailers in Germany and the challenges of a corona vaccine dispatch.
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.