Pharmatuff Cold Chain Packaging

Payload box containing medicine being placed into EFP shipper.


Let EFP help your team develop a solution to your temperature sensitive packaging requirements with our broad range of standard molded EPS shippers, fabricated packaging options, or engineered custom solutions to meet your specific needs. PharmaTuff insulated packaging solutions will give you confidence your package is protected throughout your entire distribution process - whether it is 2°-8°C, frozen, controlled room temperature - pharmaceutical or food products - EFP can help you.

Our Pharmatuff brand of cold chain packaging has been designed to meet the demanding expectations of todays sophisticated logistics networks and regulatory requirements. All of our products are tested to ISTA standards for temperature and small parcel shipping. Chose an off-the-shelf pre-qualified kit or our new Variable Payload System when you need to solve a cold chain compliance concern.

PharmaTuff offers a wide range of standard molded and fabricated insulated coolers molded in expanded polystyrene (EPS), polypropylene (EPP) or polyethylene (EPE). Our solutions can come to you as molded, or preassembled with the box of your choice, or fully kitted with the determined type and quantity of refrigerant required for your package protection.

EFP is a trusted supplier of premier providers of distribution services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, food, special materials and adhesives industries.

As a business unit of J. B. Poindexter Co. Inc., EFP is a part of a well diversified, privately held global manufacturing company. The size and strength of the Poindexter group of companies provides EFP and PharmaTuff the leadership, team members and resources to meet your current and future needs in temperature sensitive packaging.

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Will Your “Pre-Qualified” Cold Chain Packaging Pass Performance Testing?

Specialty Pharmaceutical Distributors are being tasked with proving their cold chain packaging will stand up to real time temperature protection.

The accepted method of pre-qualification of parcels used to deliver prescriptions to patients or providers is static testing in thermal chambers. These tests expose the package to various, sometimes extreme external temperatures with the goal a surviving a minimum of 24 hours within label claim temperature ranges.

This testing is also subjective. The products are typically simulated using bottles of water. Probes are placed at the technician’s discretion.


URAC and other accreditation services are asking for “shipping lane testing” as further qualification of cold chain parcels. If you want to be ahead of the compliance curve, EFP can help you confirm the performance of your current cold chain packaging. Contact us for help!

Ray Pidock, Director
Mobile 615.521.4702
e-mail rpidock@efpcorp.com