Transportation Packaging

European Aviation Safety Agency Awards Envirotainer with Certificate

Envirotainer reports that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded it with the airworthiness certificate for Envirotainer’s newest development, the RAP e2 container. The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is an active temperature-controlled container featuring electrical heating and compressor cooling to maintain temperature control in tough environments.

Envirotainer first introduced electrical heating and compressor cooling container, the RKN e1, to the market in 2005.

ISTA Releases Standard 20

Standards developer calls the new document the first global standard for establishing performance of insulated shipping containers (ISC).

With Article Contributors:

Ed Church, President, ISTA
Karen Greene, ISTA Certified Auditor, Life Packaging Technology
Jim Cox, ISTA Certified Auditor, MJ Enterprises Inc.

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Molded EPS Containers Feature Expanded Benefits

The popular material deserves a second look when it comes to environmental issues.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is often a preferred material for thermal containers. A cost-effective insulating material, EPS also  features high performance in shock absorption and compression resistance.

From an environmental standpoint, it is often saddled with a bad rap as an inert material that doesn’t degrade in landfills, according to speakers at a panel presentation on green transportation packaging at Interphex.

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ThermoSafe Brands Acquires GreenBox

ThermoSafe Brands has added GreenBox to its family of temperature-controlled transportation packaging. Tegrant Corp. President & CEO Ronald Leach and ThermoSafe Brands’ President Colleen Bohn announced the acquisition of GreenBox from Entropy Solutions Inc. in a press release. In addition to the acquisition, the companies have forged an exclusive worldwide license agreement for PureTemp phase-change materials in the life sciences market and an on-going technology development agreement between ThermoSafe Brands and Entropy Solutions Inc.

Cathay Pacific Signs Lease to Use CSafe's AcuTemp RKN

CSafe LLC (Dayton, OH) and Cathay Pacific have signed a master lease agreement enabling the airlines to use CSafe’s active temperature-controlled containers. CSafe manufactures the AcuTemp RKN active temperature-controlled cargo container, which has been approved by the FAA and EASA for shipping products with temperature requirements between +4 degrees C to +25 degrees C.

Phase-Change Materials Detailed at MD&M East

Cryopak, a TCP Reliable company, will participate in this year's MD&M East Show at the Innovation Briefs Theater. Anthony Alleva, Technical Services Manager for Cryopak, will present "Leveraging New Refrigerant Technologies: Phase Change Materials in Temperature Controlled Package Design." Join Alleva on Wednesday June 9th at booth #2673 from 11:40 to 12:10.

ThermoSafe Brands Launches “Next Generation” Pallet Shipper

Tegrant Corporation, ThermoSafe Brands (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced a new insulated pallet shipper with advanced characteristics. The ThermoSafe® EF4100 Pallet Shipper has been specifically designed for life science customers, by life science customers, to use in the transport of high-value, temperature-sensitive, pharmaceutical, biological, and vaccine products, the company says. 

Extending Import Safety

Transporting pharmaceuticals and their packaging components is undoubtedly a hot topic for the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association’s (NWPCA). On its Web site (www.palletcentral.com), NWPCA reports that it has been fielding inquiries from pallet users concerned about the recent recall by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The recall involved complaints of a moldy or mildewy smell; McNeil reportedly believes the smell was caused by the chemical 2,4,6 Tribromoanisole (TBA), a known degradant of 2,4,6 Tribromophenol (TBP) used in pallets that housed packaging supplies.

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Seeing More Green with a Greener Solution

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers can save money on cold-chain transport through reusable solutions.

The current economic challenges have caused dramatic budget impacts, and nearly every industry and organization has felt the pressure of the current crisis. As operating costs continue to rise, budgets continue to shrink. Whether it is in highly critical research and development or in ongoing marketing and delivery, the impact has been felt and the future looks to be quite austere.

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Minnesota Thermal Science Partners With SCA Cool Logistics

Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) (Minneapolis) has announced a strategic partnership with SCA Cool Logistics (Cool Logistics). The partnership will allow MTS and Cool Logistics to expand their operations globally, as well as to offer a complete range of products to all clients.

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