Cold Chain Packaging For Pharmaceutical Industry
In addition, it leads to the development of reliable supply chains and helps to achieve more profit margins. “Packaging suppliers, such as Cold chain Technologies and Inmark, maintain valuable relationships with channels and customers,” says Morrison. This is very attractive for pharmaceutical companies, which suffer significant losses when a package or pallet with medicines is ruined due to a break in the cold chain. TPC is committed to complying with strict standards for the shipping and distribution of food, pharmaceuticals and other temperature sensitive products.
Silverpod Max is a high-performance system made of phase-change materials and can maintain up to 96 hours of thermal protection. Much of the shipments of pharmaceutical and medical are classified as refrigerated products, which means that it must be stored in a temperature range between 2 and 8 ° C. The standard method to provide this temperature is the use of gel packs or packages that contain substances which change of phase that can go from solid to liquid and vice versa to control an environment. Depending on the shipping requirements, these packages can be started frozen or refrigerated.
These containers are used for seasonal and universal temperature protection cover and therefore offer an advantage over the other cold packaging solutions. Cold chain packaging is used in the pharmaceutical industry for all temperature sensitive products. Therefore, special thermal packaging and transportation systems are required to keep the product quality intact.
We know that each product has different temperature and handling requirements, and we understand that staying within the required temperature ranges at all times is crucial for temperature-controlled products. We are aware of all aspects of packaging to help our customers meet and exceed even the strictest industry standards for temperature protection. The growth of the pharmaceutical industry is expected to be a driving force for the cold chain packaging market. Innovation and technology cold chain are expected to play a key role, as temperature sensors, data loggers, cloud computing solutions and telematics improve the track-and-trace mechanism that ensures the safety aspect of pharmaceuticals. During the COVID-19 outbreak, all regional governments provided essential services to the pharmaceutical and food industries. The role of the cold chain became increasingly important during such a pandemic to ensure the safety and integrity of temperature-sensitive products.
The ability to transport medical products over long distances also makes it possible to provide more effective responses to health problems (for example, the distribution of vaccines). When shipping temperature-sensitive products, it is important to protect them from bumps, pushing, rough handling, bad weather and other unpredictable factors, while maintaining a constant temperature range. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology and even food service companies must ensure the stability, proper packaging and proper shipment of their products. Ensuring that your products are in high-quality heat or cold chain packaging is essential for successful delivery. Many different companies in different industries need cold chain packaging to ensure the safe delivery of their products. Below are some examples of industries that could benefit from this temperature-controlled packaging.
The CertiCold Pharma label refers to cold chain equipment for medical devices – for packaging solutions for the transport of medical devices and for temperature-controlled transport units for medical devices. Our cold chain experts are at your disposal to guide you to the most suitable packaging solution to optimize your shipments and ensure that your products are transported safely. If your logistics network is complex, we can tailor the packaging solution to your needs or develop customized isolated packaging solutions.
Frozen food, vegetables, fruits, pulp, juices, beverages, dairy products, seafood, confectionery and other agricultural products are transported with temperature-controlled cold chain packaging solutions. Due to the growing domestic and international food trade, the food segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period. Due to the additional tasks, as well as the energy requirements for the refrigeration unit, the transportation costs of cold chain products are much higher than for ordinary products. The constantly increasing standard of living and economic specialization will continue to be important factors for the growing demand for perishable goods and cold chain logistics to support their transportation in the coming years.
Research and clinical studies are an important part of the industry, they cost millions of dollars, but they also have a failure rate of about 80%. If these shipments are exposed to unforeseen temperature fluctuations, they risk becoming ineffective or even harmful to patients. The innovation is the next generation of cold chain packaging that allows accurate logistics tracking and improves data management. The data management devices integrated into packaging solutions not only collect and store data, but also interact and intervene to improve the quality of the products shipped. Compared to conventional data loggers, cloud solutions and sensors are faster and provide real-time data on temperature changes.
During the transit process, they melt into liquids, while capturing the escaping energy and maintaining an internal temperature. The success of industries that rely on the cold chain depends on how a product can be shipped with a temperature control adapted to the shipping conditions. The operation of the cold chain has improved significantly in recent decades, and the industry is able to meet the requirements of a wide range of products. Different products require the maintenance of different temperature levels to ensure their integrity throughout the transport chain. The industry has responded by setting temperature standards that are suitable for most products. The most common temperature standards are “banana” (13 °C), “cold” (2°C), “frozen” (-18 °C) and “frozen” (-29°C), each based on specific product groups.
Some national or transnational supply chains may require only one mode of transport, but often land shipments are only one link in a combination of modes of transport. Intermodal shipments generally use 40-foot refrigerated containers that can hold up to 26 tons of food. The container reduces loading and unloading times and is less prone to damage both the container and its cargo. The environments of these containers are electronically controlled by connecting them to a generator or to a power source on the ship or truck, as well as to terminals and distribution centers. The efficiency of the cold chain logistics allowed to consolidate the cold rooms to be able to serve large market areas. At TPC, we offer cold chain packaging solutions for the stringent shipping requirements of food, medicine and temperature sensitive materials.