Extreme cold of -80 ° C, the temperature required to store certain vaccines against Covid-19: dry carbon dioxide ice is made from CO2, then transformed into sticks by machines. A company in Estourmel (North) is expecting an order for an additional 120 tonnes for hospitals. “Dry ice will be delivered to hospitals so that they can ship vaccines to vaccination points”, explains Ludovic Lefebvre, manager of Carbonord.
Since the announcement of the arrival of vaccines, in France, a whole sector hopes to benefit from it, like another SME in Monchy-le-Preux (Pas-de-Calais), Sofrigram. It manufactures special packaging for vaccines. About fifteen hires are planned to provide up to 20,000 cases per month. The company is just waiting for the green light from the laboratory. In Villevallier (Yonne), one of the very last French manufacturers of freezers, Friginox, is also ready for the arrival of vaccines.
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