The outer surface of the ThermoPod packaging liners consists of a waterproof film. The inner surface of the ThermoPod Mailer is a permeable film. Sandwiched between the inner film (substrate), and sealed on all sides, is a proprietary cotton pad made from recycled, purified, flocked textiles.
During manufacture, super-absorbent powders are added to the pad for the absorption of spills, and antimicrobial powders are added for the prevention of contamination in case of rupture of such products as blood or vaccines. The antimicrobials are programmed to expire after a desired length of time to allow an eventual natural degradation of the ThermoPod Mailer.
Additional product attributes include: biodegradable cotton insulation meets the ASTM E6400 test for biodegradability; an additive in the poly film that promotes biodegradation in greater than one year and is considered biodegradable as tested by ASTM 5511; ASTM 5D209-91; and ASTM D5338.98; a permeable inner liner offers accidental spill protection by allowing liquids to pass through to the special absorbing fibers in the insulated padding; reduced freight costs result from a unique gusseted flat envelope design that provides increased content space while utilizing a smaller dimensional-weight (DIM-weight) compared to cubical box shipments.