Dry ice history

The earliest description of solid carbon dioxide was given by Charles Tilorie, who in 1834 opened a pressurized container with liquid carbon dioxide. Charles Tilorie found and described the rapid evaporation of the liquid which was immediately converted to a snow-like solid CO2

In 1924, Thomas B. Slate applied for a US patent for the commercial sale of dry ice. Then he became the first to turn dry ice to a successful industry.

In 1925, this solid form of CO2 became a commercial trademark by Dry Ice Corporation of America known as «dry ice», leading to its current name. In the same year, DryIce Co. promotes dry ice for the first time for cooling purposes (ice creams).