Sonoco ThermoSafe has launched a new line of fully curbside recyclable temperature-controlled packaging for life science and perishable clients in the US.

Named as EOS, the parcel shipper is made by using completely post-industrial, pre-consumer paper fibre, a feedstock that some of the company’s consumer paper products naturally generate.

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The new offering, which will be various sizes, will initially be available only in the US.

Sonoco ThermoSafe segment director Ron Haub said: “It takes a company as uniquely experienced as Sonoco in paper manufacturing, thermal insulation and recycling management to create a product like EOS.

“When global life science and food/perishables companies see Sonoco’s name on a curbside recyclability claim, they know it can be trusted.”

Prior to launching the product, Sonoco ThermoSafe carried out both internal as well third-party university testing on its components.

Sonoco ThermoSafe, which is a unit of diversified packaging company Sonoco, specialises in providing temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products.

In August this year, Sonoco ThermoSafe signed a global agreement with ACL Airshop to provide pre-conditioning, handling and repair services at air cargo facilities around the world representing key pharma hubs for import and export.

The company also developed a vendor-neutral blockchain platform to deliver improved transparency and traceability across the pharmaceutical supply chain earlier this year.