Timestrip UK, a global manufacturer of temperature monitoring indicators, has collaborated with Topa Packaging to launch a new self-monitoring cold chain package system.
The companies will combine the existing Topa ClimateBox, which maintains internal payload temperatures during extended transit times, with the Timestrip Complete temperature indicator, designed to monitor the critical +2°C to +8°C thresholds.
According to Timestrip, the integration of both technologies would offer a new packaging solution, which has been configured to deliver a double redundancy system.
This is the first product available on the market to show validated proof of end-to-end temperature control, with clear activation at the point of packing.
The new cold chain package system will also provide an accurate display of ascending or descending temperature breaches that have occurred in transit when consignments are checked in and unpacked.
The collaborative product can be used to help monitor temperature-sensitive shipments, including food, vaccines, drugs, blood products, implants, diagnostic substances, ophthalmic solutions, intraocular lenses and chemicals.
The environmentally friendly system features an indicator window that confirms activation, as well as a unique serial code printed on each indicator for traceability.
Both Timestrip and Topa Packaging will launch their self-monitoring cold chain package system at the IQPC Cool Chain Europe event in Basel, Switzerland, beginning 28 January 2013.
Image: The new self-monitoring cold chain package system is the first of its kind. Photo: courtesy of Timestrip UK Ltd.