Insulated Box Liners
6-panel insulated foam boxes are often the fastest way to get to a new shipper design. This is simply a set of 6 wire-cut foam panels which can be arranged inside a corrugate outer box, creating an insulated box liner to provide thermal protection on all 6 sides of your product.
The simplest, cold chain packaging design works from the inside out; begin with the payload and work out through the refrigerant, insulation and outer carton to provide a cost effective first article. Using wire-cut foam panels as a starting point helps fine tune the wall thickness, foam density, and insulation (R-Value or K-Value) combination to provide the best result. This design process produces a pack out which saves space in two ways: first reducing the need for void fill materials - often required in excess when trying to fit your product into an off-the-shelf molded shipper; second, it can be shipped knocked-down for efficient storage. Once the 6-panel insulated foam box proves it can be qualified, you can quickly move to an EPS molded shipper with a fixed design for high production.
EPS insulated box liners are especially useful for low volume demands, as well as for very large, pallet sized insulated shippers. EFP can customize a fabricated and kitted solution, delivered to your distribution center, 3PL or warehouse knocked-down by component, or assembled and ready for you to pack out your product.
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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 PharmaTuff to learn more.