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.

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.