ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL., December 4th, 2014–Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has appointed LabGear Australia (http://www.labgearaustralia.com.au/) to distribute Sonoco ThermoSafe temperature controlled solutions in Australia and New Zealand. This unique partnership combines the capabilities of both organizations to deliver innovative, market-focused temperature controlled packaging solutions to new regional markets.
Biobased PureTemp belongs to the only category of phase change materials that are considered to be readily biodegradable. PureTemp PCMs will fully decompose within months of being introduced into a landfill and will not produce long-term negative impacts on the environment.
Flash point plays an important role in the safe handling of chemicals. Although PureTemp and paraffin PCMs have similar melting points, the higher molecular weight of PureTemp compounds makes them less volatile, thereby requiring a significantly higher temperature to generate an ignitable organic vapor and air mixture.