GEL PACKS – FOAM BRICKS – PCM
|Cooling element||Features||Melting temperature||Weight||Inquiry|
|Gel pack Basic||cheap element for one-way applications||0°C||200g to 680g|
|Gel pack Pro||Robust foil for multi-applications||-21°C | 0°C||200g to 680g|
|Gel pack No Sweat||special foliation absorbs condensation||0°C||200g to 680g|
|Gel pack Paper||Kraft paper for a natural look||0°C||200g to 460g|
|Foam Brick||dimensionally stable, leak-proof||-21°C | 0°C||individual|
|Flexible cooling mats||Flexible due to segmentation||0°C||75g | 390g|
|HDPE Basic||Hard shell for multiple applications||0°C||200g | 400g | 750g|
|HDPE Pro||Robust and perfect fit for selected THERMOCON systems||0°C||1190g|
|PCM Pack||Use of different phase change materials||5°C | 18°C | 22°C||960g|
|PCM Pack with chamfer||Chamfers for optimized packing process||5°C | 18°C | 22°C||1160g|
|PCM-Frozen Pack||alternative to dry ice||-21°C||1410g|
|PCM-Frozen Pack with chamfer||alternative to dry ice||-21°C||1640g|
Cooling elements from THERMOCON for an uninterrupted cold chain
The GDP-compliant shipping of temperature-sensitive products is becoming increasingly important and so is the quality of the cooling elements. In order to maintain the required temperature limits and running times, the right cooling elements in the right quantity must be correctly positioned.
THERMOCON offers a wide range of different cooling elements for different temperature ranges and running times and provides support in the selection process. Starting with the inexpensive gel pack up to the PCM-Pack, which is filled with different phase change materials.
The right cooling elements for every temperature range
In the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical sectors, there are three common temperature ranges in which temperature-sensitive products, such as sera or active ingredients, must be transported and stored:
- +15 to +25°C (Ambient)
- +2 to +8°C (Cold)
- <-15°C (Frozen)
To cover these areas, THERMOCON offers a wide range of different cooling packs. For the temperature ranges Cold and Ambient we offer gel packs in different versions, Foam Bricks with stable foam core, segmented Cooling mats for high flexibility, HDPE Packs with a robust hard shell and water-based filling and phase change materials are used.
The frozen PCM pack as a safe alternative to dry ice
The use of dry ice in the shipping of temperature-sensitive products is increasingly criticised. According to IATA-DGR (International Air Transport Association – Dangerous Goods), dry ice as a coolant is classified as a dangerous good in air transport (UN 1845). In air transport, as well as in the regulations for the road transport of dangerous goods (ADR), dry ice must be labelled.
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO₂). Dry ice has its phase transition at -78.5°C and changes directly to the gaseous state without melting. Dry ice can therefore only be used once. If this cooling product is handled carelessly, there is a risk of cold burns.
The PCM frozen pack and the PCM gel pack represent a safe alternative to the hazardous material dry ice. The melting point of the special PCM (Phase Change Material) is -21°C. The frozen elements are preconditioned at -30°C to -40°C. The advantage over dry ice is the reusability and safe handling of the PCM pack. Furthermore, no special labelling of the cooling elements is required.