Some seemingly costly cold chain updates can save millions in products losses, transportation costs and more. On the heels of award-winning and sustainable improvements, Cardinal Health and Sonoco ThermoSafe discuss the opportunities and concepts to consider.
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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.
Sonoco ThermoSafe has in partnership with Arena International Events Group and Berlinger & Co. AG, today announced the results of an industry survey entitled “Assessing the Current and Future State of Clinical Trial Supplies”. The survey was co-developed by an advisory panel of industry experts from clinical operations, clinical trial supply logistics and packaging, as well as bio-pharma manufacturing and supply chain organizations.
Sonoco is pleased to announce the Company ranks second overall in the packaging sector on FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list! Sonoco ranked first in its industry in both Financial Soundness and Long-Term Investment Value and second in Innovation, Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.
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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.
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.
Certis Platform of Universal Parcel Shippers
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.
LD7 Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper
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.
The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has announced Cardinal Health as the winner of their Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for 2016. We are very excited for Cardinal to be recognized once again for their innovative approach to sustainable and reusable packaging. Congratulations!
You can learn more about their award at the RPA website here.
Expands Presence in European Temperature-Controlled Packaging Market
Sonoco ThermoSafe has acquired the assets and operations of Laminar Medica in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, from Clinimed (Holdings) Limited, a privately held specialty medical products company based in the U.K. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sonoco ThermoSafe has acquired the PharmaPort 360™ assets, licenses, trademarks and manufacturing rights from AAR, to enter the active temperature-controlled cargo containers market.
Certification Program for Design, Development and Distribution of Temperature Controlled Packaging
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the industry’s first academic offering to train and certify cold chain packaging professionals globally. The certification program was developed by Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISCLabs in partnership with The Packaging School; Dr. R. Andrew Hurley, assistant professor of packaging science at Clemson University; and an advisory panel of pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, logistics providers and industry experts.