Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable gas which does not support combustion. It is colourless and odourless and non-toxic.

Typical uses of Carbon Dioxide

Food industry

The food industries consume most of the carbon dioxide produced. It is employed for

  • Carbonation of soft drinks, lemonade, soda etc
  • Recharging of natural mineral waters with carbon dioxide
  • Tapping of beer and prevention of oxidation through contact with the air
  • Accelerating the growth of farm produce as an atmosphere additive
Chemical industry

It is employed in the chemical industry in the following applications

  • Tanning of hide
  • Production of paints and varnishes
  • Ph control of some sedentary alkalis
Fabrication industry

It is used in the fabrication industry in the following way;

  • MIG welding usually with flux core wires

Want to learn more?

To find out more about Carbon Dioxide, check out Everything you need to know about Carbon Dioxide in Australia.
Alternatively you can download our Material Safety Data Sheet.

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