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Article | December 5, 2012
ThermoPod: Biodegradable cold chain box liners
ThermoPod's ThermoKeeper mail-order shippers provide temperature control and protective insulation for food, wine, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and more with environmentally-friendly insulating liners that fit snuggly into a protective corrugated outer box.
ByThe insulation also includes an EPA-approved anti-microbial additive for cross-contamination prevention and absorbent fibers to help draw away unwanted condensation from thawing gel packs and provide auxiliary containment of accidental spills or leakage (helping prevent contamination of an entire payload of sample specimens). The flocked cotton/wool insulation material is formed into a soft flat panel and is custom-sized and laminated with a perforated poly film to form a 2-piece pliable insulated box liner. The 2-part shipping system folds together and is compressed to ship flat for lower in-bound freight costs and efficient warehouse storage. When ready for use, ThermoKeeper easily assembles into an airtight, stand-up container with a full flap-over lid custom-sized to fit snuggly inside customer shipping boxes. After use, the container is easy to collapse for re-use or for eco-friendly disposal.
When ready for disposal, they reduce the packaging footprint.An alternative to foam-lined coolers and other non-biodegradable shipping containers, ThermoKeeper packaging supports shipments throughout the year. The outer surface of ThermoKeeper box liner is a biodegradable, waterproof poly film. The inner surface is a biodegradable perforated poly film. A proprietary padding, which is also biodegradable, is sandwiched between the outer and inner films. The insulation is made from a blend of cotton and wool recycled textile fibers that are purified, flocked, and bonded together, producing a soft, natural ultra-insulating material.
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