The temperature-controlled packaging from easy2cool is a sustainable innovation in e-commerce: The packaging is ideally suited for the combined shipment of deep-frozen, refrigerated and non-refrigerated food and medical products. The temperature-controlled packaging ensures that both temperature-sensitive and temperature-insensitive products can be shipped within one single packaging unit that can contain up to three different temperature zones. The company easy2cool GmbH specialises in comprehensive cooling concepts for shipping temperature-sensitive goods. For its customer easy2cool THIMM has developed and produces corrugated cardboard outer packaging and inlays which, together with the easy2cool refrigeration solutions, are used as a temperature-controlled packaging solution.
The unique feature here is that up to three different temperature zones can be transported within one packaging unit. easy2cool combines the corrugated cardboard packaging and modular corrugated cardboard inlays from THIMM with its refrigeration elements to achieve effective refrigeration during transportation. For the refrigeration elements in the temperature-controlled packaging easy2cool uses “paperfloc”, an insulating blanket made from natural fibres (enclosed with polyethylene film) and “easyAkku” water-based cooling batteries or dry ice. The sustainable “paperfloc” insulation technology is an environmental and high-performance alternative to polystyrene boxes and within the corrugated cardboard outer packaging creates a high insulation effect and high impact absorption. easy2cool manages the intensity and duration of the refrigeration through dry ice (for deep-frozen products) and by “easy-akku” water-based cooling batteries (for refrigerated products). These can be reused an almost infinite number of times.
Thanks to the refrigeration elements, easy2cool secures the effective insulation and constant refrigeration of products over a period of at least 48 hours. The temperature-controlled packaging contains inlays to subdivide it into different temperature zones which means that deep-frozen, refrigerated and non-refrigerated products can be easily shipped together in one combined delivery. In the food sector, for example, temperature-controlled packaging can be put to a wide range of uses from deep-frozen food to non-refrigerated food. A water-repellent polyethylene coating makes the temperature-controlled packaging resistant to condensation and other liquids. The design features and specific material properties ensure that the temperature-controlled packaging provides optimum product protection.
As a single-use packaging concept, the temperature-controlled packaging from easy2cool offers a more sustainable alternative to solutions made from polystyrene or plastic. Temperature-controlled packaging using a high proportion of recycled materials is distributed by easy2cool and after use is returned to the reusable material cycle.
Effective insulation and constant refrigeration during shipping
Corrugated cardboard packaging with a protective function for temperate-controlled shipping.