When it comes to temperature controlled transportation, the appropriate packaging solution to keep the shipment at the right temperature remains a vital aspect of the supply chain process. This may be either through an active or passive system. Active shipping containers typically consist of using an energy power source and thermostat control to either actively heat or cool the system to maintain the correct product temperatures. Passive shipping containers, on the other hand, are insulated and uses refrigerants like Phase Change Materials (PCMs) or gel packs to keep the internal contents of the package within the specific required temperature range.
Another form of packaging solution is dry shippers, primarily used for deep frozen temperature ranges. Also known as cryoshippers, they are used as the choice of packaging for cryogenic shipments. These dry shippers are essentially a highly constructed cylindrical metal container sealed in a hard outer shell. It is filled with nitrogen vapour and can maintain internal temperatures between -150 degrees Celsius and -180 degrees Celsius for lengthy durations.
The choice of packaging used is determined by a number of factors. To learn more, contact us today to speak with our experienced team. Leave the complexity of temperature controlled logistics to us.