Maintaining Controlled Room Temperature for OTC and other medicines
A large pharmaceutical chain with locations worldwide must maintain room temperature (CRT- Controlled Room Temperature 15-25C) for various medicines including capsules and pills and process material, while shipping in very hot and/or cold climates that result in extreme spikes and dips in temperature. Some excursions were experienced at airports during wait periods.
The regulatory bodies indicate that these goods must remain at temperatures between 15 and 25C during storage and transport.
The pharmaceutical company had received warnings from regulatory bodies indicating that some of their goods were experiencing excess excursions during transport and steps needed to be taken to better protect their goods during spikes and dips in temperature.
Pharmaceutical chain approached IPC with the desire to procure a form of cover that could be used to protect pallets of their products during the summer and winter while shipping with the same mode and route they used currently. They also requested that the solution be low cost, easy to use and environmentally friendly.
IPC recommended its high performance CooLiner Pallet Cover
to protect against the inherent elevated temperature spikes and dips experienced during transport using dry containers and air freight.
CooLiner Pallet Covers, using a proprietary combination of reflective foils and thermoplastics, have been shown to produce extreme temperature differentials when placed over temperature sensitive cargo. This film technology gives the covers unique performance capabilities that make them appropriate for applications such as this.
After preliminary data indicated positive results, IPC recommended that the company conduct an internal study using CooLiner Pallet Covers to protect its products while shipping their current routes. Subsequently, pharmaceutical company conducted a trial with several test shipments using the covers.
Conclusion & Results
Company determined that CooLiner pallet covers provided a suitable temperature differential between sub-optimal ambient temperatures.
This resulted in protection that was more than adequate and ensured that goods would arrive in saleable condition while satisfying the regulatory bodies.
Today, the company regularly uses CooLiner pallet covers protecting goods during the summer and winter.