Leading shippers of controlled ambient pharmaceuticals are protecting temperature sensitive pallets with a revolutionary new solar material specifically designed to reflect direct sun and prevent air exchange during risk points and temperature spikes in the supply chain.
The innovative new SilverSkin™ material, designed by specialist thermal cover manufacture TP3 Global (www.tp3global.com), has been extensively developed and tested over the last year. Converted into thermal pallet cover sizes to suit various skid and air cargo pallet configurations, it fully encapsulates the freight to defer temperature change, protect against inclement weather and prevent contamination.
TP3’s Technical Director, Peter Lockett, describes the SilverSkin™ PH300 material as pioneering. “Launching a low cost material with high reflectivity was always the baseline, but the PH300 also required additional qualities to make it the primary choice of shippers and freight companies.”
Reducing thickness of materials (whilst maintaining performance) not only improves efficiency of transportation but also reduces required stock storage space. With PH300 material being less than 1mm thick, around 100 covers can be shipped on a pallet.
Material characteristics are also key to operational ease of use. The PH300 stays in form when shaped around the pallet, making it very quick, easy and flexible to fit. The material can be cut or folded to suit the exact size of pallet, giving huge flexibility and less reliance of holding stock of too many different sizes. Lockett adds “We’ve not met an operational forwarder who doesn’t like it yet!”
Transportation of controlled ambient (controlled room temperature, CRT) pharmaceuticals face stricter attention from regulators under updated Good Distribution Practice guidelines (GDP). Product temperature limits now have to be defined and deviations have to be reported. As a result, additional thermal protection is required where ambient temperatures limits may be exceeded during the supply chain route.
About TP3 Global
Focusing on passive protection of temperature sensitive cargo during transit, TP3 Global Ltd. was founded in the UK and has manufacturing bases in the Americas, Europe and Asia. TP3 Global’s range of SilverSkinTM thermal pallet covers are qualified, GDP compliant and designed for protection of cold chain and controlled room temperature shipments. TP3 Global works with the world’s largest Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Perishable companies who have qualified SilverSkinTM insulated thermal pallet covers, blankets and wraps to support their cold chain, logistics and supply chain management needs.