Online Event: Thermal Packaging 101

The live webinar has passed, please access the recording below.

Thermal packaging is a core component to ensuring your temperature sensitive healthcare product reaches the patient in specification. With so many packaging options, how do you know what’s right for your product? This online session will talk through the various components of a thermal packaging system so you can better understand your choices.

A 35 minute deep-dive into:

  • Talking through the choice of insulation materials; typical durations, robustness, cost. (EPS vs EPP, PUR, VIP, fiber, Recyclable/Reusable)
  • Coolants: Understanding the Performance of coolants (What is PCM, vs. water based) When do you use one vs. another?
  • Putting the pieces together – Let’s look at common pack out problems and design considerations for insulated shipping systems

By attending, you will:

Ensure you are protecting your healthcare products adequately by staying abreast of current cold chain packaging materials and designs

Understand thermal packaging 101 considerations that allow you to find the right packaging design that balances stability data, label claim and temperature criteria

Optimize your packaging costs by ensuring your packaging is not over-engineered for your product and application

Take the foundational knowledge of packaging materials and design into your consideration of sustainable packaging

Frank Butch is the Director of Sales- North America with Sonoco-ThermoSafe. He has over 20 years of experience in engineering while applying finite element analysis and data driven management. He is responsible for new product development, thermal design and testing. Mr. Butch spoke at IQPC beginning in 2013 with “Qualifying a Packaging Container under the Most Challenging Conditions”. He has continued to support cold chain education with developing a Cold Chain 101 and a risk based Cold Chain Master Class.
Prior to joining ThermoSafe Mr. Butch worked on several projects with the U.S. Army to protect soldiers from vertical accelerations. He designed various product elements and testing methods to characterize the human body and correlate accelerations to injury. These product elements were commercialized into the latest generation of military vehicles.

Mr. Butch graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with concentrations in Manufacturing and Thermal Fluids. He went on to receive an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with a concentration in Mechanics also from Drexel University. His work in manufacturing has included many aspects including production, testing, quality and design engineering.