UK-based Kite Packaging has introduced its 100% recyclable chilled packaging range for temperature-sensitive goods.
The five products include insulated boxes and liners, thermal pallet covers, ice sheets and gel packs, as well as temperature-controlled pouches.
They offer thermal protection for a number of products during storage or shipping.
Designed to address the challenges of transporting goods or produce in a temperature-controlled environment, the range will help food and drink, as well as pharmaceutical companies to maintain their products at desired temperatures.
The outer layer of the insulated box features 100% recyclable Kraft paper, while the inner layer is made from 100% biodegradable starch-based loose fill. This will allow the box to preserve the in-the-box temperature and offer cushioning protection.
Insulated box liners feature a metallised polyester outer layer to reflect heat away from the product, a bubble wrap middle layer to offer cushioning insulation, and an inner HDPE foam layer to provide high-resistance against moisture, chemicals, and further insulation.
Equipped with the same properties as that of insulated box liners, the new thermal pallet covers offer a temperature-sensitive environment, which enables companies to distribute large pallet-size quantities of stock. They also provide strong resistance to low temperatures and damage during transit.
The Kite Packaging ice sheets and gel packs also act as coolants to maintain low, internal temperatures in transit for products such as food, fish and pharmaceuticals. These are suitable for overnight shipments.
In order to use them, companies need to freeze the gel packs and submerge the ice sheets in water for activation.
The temperature-controlled pouches are designed to serve as effective insulating protection for smaller items with less transit time.