In common with all other types of flake ice, macro ice consists of irregular chips or flakes of ice. In the case of macro ice, these flakes are very large and thick, making this the slowest melting of all the flake ice types.
Some typical uses for macro ice are:
- Packing shellfish and other tough products
- Long distance transport of perishable goods
- Bulk packing/cooling of whole salmon/trout
- Icing hides/skins
- Packing vegetables