Sonoco ThermoSafe Premieres a Series of Pallet Shippers for Wide-Body Aircraft

Arlington Heights, Ill. –Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has premiered LD7 PMC pallet shippers at this year’s Cold Chain Global Forum in both quarter and half PMC footprints. Solutions feature patent pending technologies such as our unique interlocking “L” shaped panels that eliminate corner leaks and drastically reduce edge leaks while ConvecTECHTM maximizes natural convection to reduce refrigerant weight, increase payload, and simplify packing procedures.

“Our LD7 PMC Series of pallet shippers includes our most innovative and evolutionary design advancements since introducing pallet shippers to the market in the early 1990’s.  We have been able to reduce weight, increase insulation properties, and bring simplicity to design resulting in superior temperature control, increased payloads, and user efficiencies,” said Ben VanderPlas, global product manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe.

Russell Grissett, VP of Sonoco ThermoSafe added, “Patent pending features such as ConvecTECH and our interlocking “L” shaped panels are great examples of our focus and investment into our research and development program.  This progress was based upon valuable customer feedback which helped us incorporate a unique modular platform in our LD7 PMC series making assembly easy through self-standing panels, while sharing similar packing protocols between quarter and half sizes.”

The LD7 series of Quarter and Half PMC Pallet Shippers are designed to Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISCsilver® global ambient profiles with durations of up to 5-days.  Solutions for 2°C to 8°C, controlled room temperature, and frozen will all be available in early 2015.  Product will be available in both U.S. and European facilities.  Visit and sign up for our PhasePoint Newsletter to receive our product development updates.

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found at

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