Arctic Ice is a part of 2Cool Finland Oy founded in 2013. At the initiative of Kari Männikkö Arctic Ice started selling gel ice in Finland as early as in 1980. Due to efficiency and long useful life, the polymer-based gel was found to be the best material to keep things cold. Customers across the world took interest in the properties of the product, as well as its availability for their own shipping needs, in particular due to the fact that one kilogram of gel ice corresponds to about five kilograms of regular ice. This was the start of Pineco Trading, whose objective was to conquer the European markets with gel ice, and the conquest is still ongoing today, over 30 years later.
In 1989 Artic Ice started production of gel ice in Finland, with customers including Finnish producers of medicinal and food products, and laboratories. The company also had customers among consumers who use the products for fishing, boating and camping, as well as in their summer cottages.
In 2016 2Cool Finland Oy purchased the enterprise of Arctic Ice, and continues to develop the production process with a view to improve its efficiency and quality. The production premises and production lines were renovated, and the production methods were upgraded.