HydroFreeze – The Safe Alternative to Dry Ice

660g 2 Pocket Hydro-Freeze Gel Ice Pack

There have been multiple CO2 shortages over the past few years, leading to panic for businesses fearing losses in trade if they are unable to supply staple products such as bacon, beer, and even crumpets! Why such a panic? – because if the CO2 gas used in the production of these items, to extend shelf life or putting the fizz into drinks, is running low then without it, these products – and many more – cannot be made correctly or packaged for optimum lifespan. Dry ice, for example, has been one such casualty of the shortage, limiting retailers’ ability to effectively keep frozen food at the correct temperature for both home delivery and in store. This in turn has had a knock-on effect on customers and sales, highlighting just how important both CO2 and dry ice is to the retail market.

The current crisis will of course eventually ease but for how long? Here at Hydropac we’re keen to safeguard against any similar situations in the future, and that’s where our range of safe alternative to dry ice ice packs come in.

Enter the HydroFreeze™ range – our revolutionary, safe alternative for dry ice

HydroFreeze™ Ice Packs have been engineered for use with frozen food and use a specially engineered phase change liquid (PCM). This is certified to be completely food safe, whilst maintaining an FSA & FDA approved product temperature of below -15°C when used with our insulated systems. HydroFreeze™ ice packs offer a safer way to deliver frozen goods than traditional dry ice shipments, at an equivalent price and with no supply shortage.

We have 3 different HydroFreeze™ options at present; the original HydroFreeze™ ice packs, HydroFreeze+, and EasiFreeze, the latest in our line-up of safe alternatives to dry ice. All 3 are available in a range of sizes and pocket options, and can be customised with your company logo, for a minimum run as low as just 2 pallets. Using HydroFreeze™ and EasiFreeze™ ice packs means that retailers and distributors never have to fear a CO2 and dry ice shortage again.

HydroFreeze™ & EasiFreeze™ Benefits

As well as being a non-toxic, food safe alternative to dry ice, they are also:

  • Completely food contact safe, using a 6 stage filtration process and UV light sterilisation
  • Burst strength tested to over 200kg
  • Completely recyclable after use
  • Available in a range of sizes and up to 8 pockets
  • Can be purchased in either Courier Boxes (for smaller orders) or Freezer Trays
  • Fully printable, from relatively low minimum order quantities
  • Cost effective – using HydroFreeze™ or EasiFreeze™ ice packs means you only buy what you need, as there is no sublimination to account for as there is with traditional dry ice
  • Time effective; simply freeze and pack to your needs as there is no loss through sublimination.
  • Safer than dry ice, as there are none of the hazards present that you would face handling toxic products, and no Dangerous Goods forms either.

If you’re interested in HydroFreeze™, EasiFreeze™, or indeed any of our food safe shipping products, please visit our website or give us a call on (0)1494 530 182 for further information.

HydroFreeze™ Samples

You can also order a free sample of any of these products; this is a one-time service per customer helping you to decide which ice pack is the best for you. Up to 3 samples per basket; just pay postage.

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