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Innovation Timeline

An overview of some of the most important events in our history that have led to us becoming a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging

Timeline

2020

EOS launched

We launched EOS, our range of curbside recyclable temperature controlled parcel shippers.  Click here to find out more about EOS
 

2020

Pegasus receives FAA approval

The Pegasus ULD® is the world’s first passive bulk temperature-controlled container for pharmaceutical use that is an FAA-approved unit load device.  Click here to read more

 

2020

PharmaPortal

PharmaPortal created

We are working in close partnership with IBM to build PharmaPortal. A vendor neutral blockchain platform for use by pharmaceutical manufacturers and carriers, addressing the industry’s need to trace assets across many different supply chain participants and record a single version of the truth on all events generated on a package’s journey.  Click here to read more about PharmaPortal

2019

Orion launched

We launched Orion, our parcel box rental service. A self-service online portal for everything from ordering to accessing reports, integrated technology to give peace of mind, & superior thermal protection to eliminate excursions.  Click here to learn more

 

 

2017

ChillTech

ChillTech launched

We launched ChillTech, our range of pre-qualified systems using PCM to provide exceptional temperature control.  Click here to find out more about ChillTech

2016

Certis

Certis Platform launched

We launched our Certis Platform, a range of products making it easy for users to switch between refrigerated, CRT & frozen solutions, lowering total cost of ownership.  Click here to learn more about the Certis products

2016

Laminar Medica

Laminar Medica acquired

We acquired Laminar Medica, significantly expanding our global presence and providing our customers with local access to the widest range of parcel and pallet solutions

2016

PharmaPort 360

PharmaPort 360 acquired

We acquired the PharmaPort 360 from AAR & entered the active temperature-controlled cargo containers market

2016

TAP certificate

TAP certification program

We launched the industry’s first Temperature Assurance Packaging (TAP) certification program. Over the years hundreds of participants have been through both our beginers fundamentals course, and more advanced professional course.  Click here to learn more

2011

Tablet showing testing profiles

ISC silver & ISC gold testing profiles developed

With a lack of an industry standard for the development of ambient temperature profiles, we used our detailed knowledge and understanding of the distribution environments to develop two profiles that are suited to most applications.  Click here to read more about our testing services

2010

Greenbox

Parcel shipper re-use program

We launched the industry’s first return & re-use program for parcel shippers. Our Greenbox reuse service resulted in a decreased the total cost of ownership for users.  Click here to learn more

2006

2006

Computerized product development

We first began software to assist in our product development programs

2004

Nomadic

Pre-qualified range of shippers

We launched our Nomadic range, the industry’s first pre-qualified range of solutions for shipping pharmaceuticals and clinical trial products around the world.  Click here to find out more about all of our pre-qualified solutions

2004

Pennsylvania

2nd ISC Labs opened in Pennsylvania

Following the success of our first Lab in Arizona, we opened a 2nd ISC Labs in Pennsylvania.  Click here to read more about our ISC Labs

2002

Roto-molded Durable Containers

Roto-molded Durable containers

We began manufacture of our range of roto-molded durable containers, ideal for bulk shipping and temporary storage of products. A range of styles in different sizes, suitable for dry ice & industiral use, food & perishables and life science & healthcare products.  Click here to find our more about our durable containers

2002

Re-use pallet shipper program

Pallet shipper re-use program

We introduced the first return re-use pallet shipper program

2001

Pallets

Pallet shipper range launched

We manufactured our first range of pallet shippers, designed to ship bulk quantities of temperature sensitive product.  Click here to find out more about our pallet solutions

1981

ISC Labs

Sonoco ThermoSafe opened ISC Labs in Arizona

This was the first lab dedicated to temperature controlled packaging design, with thermal testing services & product development software.  Click here to read more about our ISC Labs