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Focus on the iBox, a cold chain shipping packaging with temperature-regulating technology

Focus on the iBox, a cold chain shipping packaging with temperature-regulating technology

A portable refrigerator – the best way to describe the iBox! The iBox is a semi-active temperature controlled packaging which ensures that heat sensitive pharmaceutical products are maintained at a constant temperature of +5 °C for up to 5 days with no external cold source. The 4 strengths of this innovative packaging solution can be summarised as follows:

1. A thermal regulation system

The iBox uses advanced technology to automatically regulate the temperature inside the packaging in order to compensate for fluctuations in the outside temperature. In this way, the products are maintained at a constant temperature of +5 °C, without any external power supply.

This patented thermal regulation system won the ‘Dupont Gold Award’ for an innovative packaging solution. The iBox also received the ‘R&D 100 Awards’ that rewarded the 100 most technologically advanced products.

 

2. A high performance insulated shipping packaging solution  

The iBox uses a very high performance insulating material - the VIP (Vacuum Insulated Panel) in combination with polyurethane to maintain the temperature of the product for up to 5 days. It can be used to transport pharmaceutical products which are extremely sensitive to temperature fluctuations under optimum conditions of safety. 

With its highly robust outer casing, the iBox cooling box provides maximum physical protection for products and more efficient temperature control.

 

3. Accurate and efficient tracking of the transit of your products 

Fitted with internal and external temperature sensors, every 5 minutes the iBox records and stores details of the internal temperature of the product and the external ambient temperature. This provides accurate traceability, with a real-time display, of any fluctuations in temperature while the products are in transit. Any variation in temperature is indicated immediately. 

With a GPS system (supplied on request), you can monitor your heat sensitive products' journey in real time.

 

4. A proven way of reducing your carbon footprint 

With the iBox, you can dispatch your heat sensitive products in complete safety while optimising your logistics costs. This temperature controlled packaging solution can also help you to reduce your carbon footprint: the iBox is very robust and can be reused again and again (more than 100 times). At the end of its useful life, its constituent materials are either reused, recycled or sent to landfill. 

In addition, our American partner ITS, manufacturer of the iBox, received a ‘Greener Packaging Award 2011’ in the ‘environmental impact’ category. 

 

This high technology packaging solution is available either to buy or to hire on a weekly basis.

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