Sonoco unveils Via series of temperature-controlled shipping containers

10 March 2014 (Last Updated March 10th, 2014 18:30)

Global temperature-controlled packaging provider Sonoco ThermoSafe has unveiled the new Via series of pre-qualified temperature controlled shippers.

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Global temperature-controlled packaging provider Sonoco ThermoSafe has unveiled the new Via series of pre-qualified temperature controlled shippers.

The shippers have been designed to keep pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other products within a specified temperature range during transport. They maintain refrigerated, controlled room temperature, or frozen temperatures for one to five days, depending on configuration.

Sonoco ThermoSafe global product manager Ben VanderPlas said: "We have incorporated a number of key features, including a modular design, allowing our customers to easily convert from a reusable system to a one-way configuration," VanderPlas added.

Featuring simple and fast assembly as well as zero refrigerant bench time, the new shippers are helpful in reducing customers' operational complexities, allowing them to save time during product loading.

Available in four payload sizes ranging from 3l to 11.5l, he shippers are made from eco-friendly material and non-toxic and inflammable PureTemp vegetable-oil-based phase change materials.

Sonoco global marketing and business development director Vishal Khushalani said: "Using insights from our clinical trials customers, we have been able to offer a high-performance shipping system that ensures product efficacy while decreasing total cost of ownership."

Sonoco provides consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. It has annualised net sales of approximately $4.9bn.


Image: Sonoco ThermoSafe's new Via series of shippers ensure temperature protection for clinical trials shipment. Photo: courtesy of Sonoco Products Company.