Category: Products and Technology

ChillTech®: A Reusable Range of Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical and Biological Shipments

Chilltech

We’ve launched a new range of reusable, universal solutions for the pharmaceutical and biologics markets. ChillTech® is a pre-qualified range of 2°C to 8°C PCM systems providing exceptional temperature control from 2 days up to 6 days for payloads from 4L to 40L. ChillTech® utilizes Sonoco ThermoSafe’s patented Zero Bench-Time® technology, where systems can be packed-out straight from the freezer, saving customers space, time and money.

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Product Launch: Cost-Effective Range of 48-Hour Pre-Qualified Temperature Controlled Shippers

Certis NEW Hero

We have expanded the Certis® brand of one-way shipping solutions to include a 2-day platform for the express distribution of pharmaceutical and biological products. Just as in the award winning* Certis® 3-Day & 5-Day Platform, the Certis® 2-Day Platform utilizes the same pack-out for 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen shipments. Using just three types of refrigerants and four shippers to create 12 solutions, the Certis® 2-Day Platform maximizes the number of solutions while minimizing the number of components. The new platform is sized to accommodate 7, 13, 27 and 56 liters of product. Each of the new solutions feature a year round pack-out designed for use in both hot and cold seasons.

“When designing the Certis® 2-Day platform we focused on minimizing overall cost of ownership. Not only are these new solutions cost effective, but users will also see additional savings through operational efficiencies. With the use of our unique ZERO Bench-Time® technology our customers can immediately pack-out each solution and reduce their assembly time and space requirements,” said Ben VanderPlas, global product manager. “In combination with our Certis® 3-Day and 5-Day platform of solutions, the Certis® product line now offers a complete portfolio of temperature ranges, durations, and payload sizes.”

The Certis 2-Day Platform is designed to Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC Regional™ ambient temperature profile for short term shipments. Available in both U.S. and European facilities. Visit www.thermosafe.com/certisplatform to learn more.

*2016 Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards – Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year, Winner for the Certis® 3-Day & 5-Day Platform.

Sonoco ThermoSafe Expands Range of LD7 Pallet Shippers For Temperature-Sensitive Bulk Air Shipment

QMPC HPAG

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging,  leverages award winning technology to expand its line of pallet solutions with the launch of the LD7 Half PAG pallet shipper. The Half PAG solution is designed to ship multiple pallet loads, whilst reducing the cost and operational complexity of bulk shipments by optimizing the use of aircraft ULDs (LD7 air pallets). The Half PAG is available for 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature ranges with durations in excess of five days. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments.

“The new Half PAG pallet shipper features the same award winning* and innovative patented and patent-pending design technologies used in the Quarter PMC, most notably ConvecTECH™ and the unique interlock L-shaped panels. ConvecTECH™ technology, maximises the natural convection to eliminate side refrigerants, maximising payload space, reducing shipment weight and simplifying packing procedures. Additionally, the unique interlocking L-shaped panels eliminates corner leaks and drastically reduces edge leaks,” said Ben VanderPlas, Global Product Manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe.

LD7 Half PAG is part of a wider family of space and weight optimized pallet solutions, designed to offer loading and carrying compatibility on modern passenger/freighter aircrafts. Please visit www.thermosafe.com/palletsolutions for additional information on our range of temperature-controlled packaging pallet solutions.

*2016 Cold Chain Global Forum Excellence Awards – Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year, Runner Up for the Quarter PMC Passive Pallet Shipper.

Shipping 800,000 Years of History…

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Shipping temperature sensitive items has always proven to be a tough thing to perfect.  There are so many variables: ambient temperature, shipping lanes, travel conditions, delays, and much more.  Now, imagine having to ship samples of ice cores drilled from the South Pole that can date back 800,000 years.  Those are the kinds of challenges faced by the scientists at the USGS National Ice Core Lab in Antarctica.

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ThermoSafe Awarded “Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology” at CCGF 2016

Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year

As the largest and most recognized annual industry event, the IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum looks to honor and celebrate innovative thought leading professionals and organization’s that have exceeded industry standards.  The Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year award is a software, solution or platform that is breaking new ground in the temperature-controlled arena; offering new levels of supply chain visibility, improved product quality and compliance, and/or reduced costs and temperature excursions.

1st Place
Certis Platform of Universal Parcel Shippers

1st Place

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Our Certis Platform of universal shippers are ideal for one-way shipments of temperature-sensitive products and utilizes the same universal pack-out configuration regardless of season for refrigerated, CRT and frozen solutions forboth 72 hour and 120 hour durations.  They’ve been designed to offer operational efficiency and ease of personnel training using ZERO Bench-Time® technology and same pack-out configuration across durations. These shippers optimize inventory and provide lowest total cost of ownership utilizing only 3 types of bricks and 8 shippers to create 24 shipping solutions across temperature ranges and duration.

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Runner Up
LD7 Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper

Sonoco ThermosafeLD7-Refrigerated
 

 

 

The LD7 Quarter PMC passive pallet shipper delivers improved performance, driven by innovative new technology, and offers design simplicity. Patented unique “L” shaped insulation panels eliminate corner leaks and drastically reduce edge leaks through interlocking design.  In addition, the patented ConvecTECH™ dispersion panels promote natural convection and enable simple pack-out procedures.  These innovative new technologies have improved the thermal performance capabilities of a passive pallet shipper while drastically simplifying the pack-out procedures.  Furthermore, the LD7 Quarter PMC passive pallet shipper optimized the footprint within a wide-body aircraft further reducing costs.

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How Can I Simplify the Shipping Process for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals and Biologics?

A new approach to one-way universal shipping has made it far more convenient to send temperature-sensitive healthcare packages.  Key changes in package design allow you to forget the pains of bench-time (or sweat time).  What’s more, SKU management is simplified with four payload sizes to choose from where each size makes use of the same components and the same pack out is used for both 3-day and 5-day shipments.

Watch this video to see how a few innovative changes in package design can radically improve your temperature-sensitive packaging operations.

Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches 3-Day and 5-Day Shipping Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals and Biologics

New ZERO Bench-Time® shippers optimize inventory, provide lowest total cost of ownership

 

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a robust and efficient line of 3-Day and 5-Day temperature controlled packaging solutions for the distribution of pharmaceutical and biological products. The Certis platform provides solutions for products that need 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen temperature control. Each solution features a universal pack-out design for use in both hot and cold seasons while accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments.

“The Certis platform revolutionizes inventory management and reduces total cost of ownership by utilizing three types of refrigerants and eight shippers to create 24 shipping solutions,” said Vishal Khushalani, director of global marketing and business development, Sonoco ThermoSafe. “Our innovative designs ensure ease of personnel training by utilizing the same refrigerant pack-out for 3-Day or 5-Day shipments. Simply substitute the outer insulated shipper to alter the duration. Our unique ZERO Bench-Time® technology enables customers to immediately pack-out each solution, which significantly reduces assembly time and space requirements.”

Russell Grissett, vice president of Sonoco ThermoSafe, added, “As shipments of pharmaceuticals and biologics increase globally, we are proud to present an entire range of parcel shipping solutions that can maintain strict temperatures in excess of 120 hours. Innovations like the Certis Platform are focused on helping our customers simplify their operations while maintaining product efficacy across their global supply chain.”

The Certis Platform is designed to Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC regional and global temperature profiles for shipping in excess of 3-Days and 5-Days respectively. Solutions for 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen are available in payload sizes of 6L, 14L, 26L and 56L in both U.S. and European facilities.

Visit www.thermosafe.com/certisplatform to learn more.

Product Launch Sneak Preview – Certis® Platform

The Certis Platform of shippers are designed to offer operational efficiency and ease of personnel training using ZERO Bench-Time® technology and same pack-out configuration across durations.  These shippers optimize inventory and provide lowest total cost of ownership utilizing only 3 types of bricks and 8 shippers to create 24 shipping solutions across temperature ranges and duration.

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2 Durations: 3-DAY | 5-DAY
3 Temperatures: 2-8°C | 15-25°C | <-20°C
4 Payloads: 6L | 14L | 26L | 56L
24 SOLUTIONS
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