About Us

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A family business established in 1996, Polar Ice is the leading manufacturer and supplier of Dry Ice in Northern Ireland. Polar Ice began with two employees and a plan to develop the dry ice market. Initially the company made ‘wet ice’ cubes and imported dry ice products from the mainland UK. Since 2002, Polar Ice has concentrated fully on Dry Ice manufacturing. Today we employ a team of 17 people and have grown the market by over 800%. We offer dry ice solutions for both domestic and international customers as well as the option to buy dry ice online.
 

Manufacturing Expansion and Development

Due to our strategic investment in state of the art manufacturing equipment, our customers can always rely on Polar Ice for their dry ice requirements. CO2 Air, suppliers of dry ice manufacturing equipment in Atlanta, Georgia, have supplied and installed our Pelletizers, Block Presses, Reformer, and Gas Recovery Systems.

An expansion of our 11,500 sq. ft. manufacturing plant saw the installation of two CO2 storage towers. In addition to our 30 tonnes per day dry ice plant capacity, these storage vessels offer a combined capacity of 100 tonnes of CO2.

In 2013, Polar Ice invested in ‘Food Grade’ manufacturing and we are certified to BRC v7 and ISO9001:2008. We consistently achieve the highest grade in our BRC Quality audits and as a result we are the approved dry ice supplier to some of the country’s top food producers and meat processors. We operate a clean room manufacturing environment to prevent any physical, chemical, or microbial contaminants in our dry ice. Furthermore, we employ our own quality assurance experts to maintain our exacting standards.
 

Polar Ice – A Committed Dry Ice Supplier

We manufacture several dry ice products including solid blocks, slices and pellets, and our manufacturing is completed on a JIT basis. In addition we offer a self-service dry ice collection depot in Portadown in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Polar Ice customers range from domestic users to large enterprises in the Engineering, Food, Electronics, Medical Device and Pharma/Biopharma sectors.

You can buy dry ice through our online store and we also offer next-day delivery. For bulk dry ice requirements speak to one of our dry ice advisors today.
 

Industry Recognition

We have received recognition of our achievements in the form of several industry awards:

  • Small Firms Association ‘Environmental Sustainability’ Award 2013 – Finalist
  • Small Firms Association ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award 2013 – Finalist
  • Midlands Ireland ‘Outstanding Business’ Award 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Offaly County Enterprise Award 2010 – Winner
  • National Enterprise Award 2010 – Finalist
  • Midlands Ireland Awards 2012 – Finalist
  • SFA Awards 2013 – Finalist
  • Offaly LEO Innovation Award 2014 – Finalist
  • Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award 2015 – Winner of Women Led Business in Leinster
  • Irish Accountancy Awards 2016 and 2017 – Winner 2017 Practice/Industry

Furthermore a number of positive articles about our journey in business have been published in The Sunday Independent, The Irish Times, Irish Farmers Journal and Sunday Business Post, as well as management profiles in professional journals.
 

Talk to us today about buying Dry Ice

Contact us today to discuss your dry ice requirements or you can view our FAQs. For quick and easy ordering, you can buy online at Dryice.ie.

To speak directly with one of our team talk to us today.