Scale ice has a temperature from around -10°C to -5°C. It is a very dry ice, 99% of it is frozen when it comes out of the generator. Because scale ice is nearly 100% ice, it has a higher cooling capacity than flake ice. Pieces of scale ice look similar to shards of glass. They’re white and have a thickness of around 2 mm. It’s most commonly used for industrial applications with daily yields of 500kg to 50 tonnes.
Flake ice is also called ‘wet ice’ and has a temperature around -1 ° C and 0 ° C . It’s 70 to 80% frozen, which makes it easily moldable. Flake ice is cheaper than scale ice. It’s used to cool fresh fish, produce food, storing food and for butchery processes. Flake ice is also used in medicine.