Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches EOS™ Line of Curbside Recyclable Temperature Controlled Parcel Shippers

Sonoco ThermoSafe announced the launch of its new EOS™ line of fully curbside recyclable temperature controlled packaging in the U.S.  

EOS was created to give concerned life science and perishable clients a truly curbside recyclable system from a trusted provider.  Several competing insulated packaging products claim curbside recyclability but use inner pellets, panels and liner coatings that can’t be separated or sorted and become unrecyclable as-is at Municipal Recycling Facilities (MRFs).  As the third largest recycler in the U.S., Sonoco has deep expertise in both recycling technology and regulatory requirements.  Prior to launching EOS, Sonoco ThermoSafe conducted substantial internal and 3rd party university testing on its components affirming EOS’ curbside recyclability as is.

EOS is also a promising vision of the circular economy inside Sonoco.  EOS is made using 100% post-industrial, pre-consumer paper fiber, a feedstock that some of Sonoco’s consumer paper products naturally create.  As the EOS line grows and the logistics of supply align between ThermoSafe’s client locations and the consumer paper production locations, the prospect of a circular flow of scrap materials used inside the company without waste can become reality.

“It takes a company as uniquely experienced in paper manufacturing, thermal insulation and recycling management as Sonoco to create a product like EOS™,” said Ron Haub, Segment Director for Sonoco ThermoSafe. “When global life science and food/perishables companies see Sonoco’s name on a curbside recyclability claim, they know it can be trusted.”   The EOS line is available in several sizes will initially be available only in the U.S.  Visit www.thermosafe.com/EOS to learn more.

AirBridge Cargo Airlines To Offer Sonoco ThermoSafe’s Pegasus ULD®

Sonoco ThermoSafe announced that AirBridge Cargo Airlines, a unit of Volga-Dnepr Group, has signed a Master Lease Agreement (MLA) to offer ThermoSafe’s new Pegasus ULD® bulk temperature controlled container directly to its clients.   

The Pegasus ULD® is the world’s first passive bulk temperature-controlled container for pharmaceutical use that is an FAA-approved unit load device, which allows it to speed through existing international ground handling and customs processes at the lowest possible cost.  

Engineered with composite materials, the Pegasus ULD® will offer a lighter solution that is substantially more damage-resistant than traditional metal containers. Additionally, the Pegasus contains a fully integrated, FAA approved telemetry system, providing real-time, cloud-based data on payload and ambient temperature and key environmental factors, precisely synchronized with GPS location. 

Yulia Celetaria, Global Pharma Director for AirBridgeCargo Airlines, comments: “We are delighted to move one step further together with Sonoco ThermoSafe and introduce this revolutionary ULD to our customers which creates a number of benefits and simplify the operations process. Since 2019, we have been working with Sonoco to guarantee safe and reliable healthcare logistics, which has become of paramount importance this year. Sonoco ThermoSafe has been able to quickly adjust to the market demands and engineer the new Pegasus ULD, which will be highly appreciated by the Life Science and Healthcare community, especially for large volumes of pharmaceutical shipments”.

Bourji Mourad, Pegasus’ Director of Global Logistics & Partner Management at Sonoco ThermoSafe adds:’The inclusion of our Pegasus Passive Unit Load Device to ABC Pharma will offer our mutual customers peace of mind performance-wise; and a more cost-effective way of transporting life-saving drugs around the globe.“

Visit www.thermosafe.com/pegasus-uld to learn more.