Temperature assurance packaging specialist Sonoco ThermoSafe has launched a new packaging for temperature sensitive products called Envoy Direct series.
The Envoy series is designed to reduce dimensional weight, lower total shipping costs and improve operational efficiency in specialty pharmacy, mail-order pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management environments.
It also helps to maintain refrigerated temperatures for a day's time and is tested to the ISTA 7E profile.
Based on the level of protection required, Envoy Direct series packaging will be available with either Polar Pack gel packs or Polar Pack foam bricks as refrigerants.
Sonoco business development and market manager Marianne Hoonakker-Kelly said: "The Envoy Direct line of temperature-controlled solutions was designed in accordance with market feedback.
"The refrigerant component configurations remain the same for all seasons, which simplifies the assembly.
"The Envoy Direct series is the first optimised line for direct-to-patient distribution that balances total cost, operational needs and product protection."
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, provides temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products.
With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe offers industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications.
ISC Labs by Sonoco ThermoSafe offers individualised and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet regulatory requirements.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco generates $5.4bn in combined sales annually and employs more than 21,000 people across 34 countries. It primarily produces a range of consumer packaging, industrial products and protective packaging.