Seven Criteria for Evaluating Thermal Packaging SolutionsBy Cedarlane Shipping Supplies
Recent growth in temperature sensitive distribution regulation has seen a flourishing thermal packaging market. This guide provides a tool for evaluating temperature-sensitive packaging, including best practices and market segments. 1. Thermal Performance Designing custom thermal packaging is a delicate balance of taking many different factors into consideration Over-designing packaging to withstand 100% of any possible weather condition on Earth results in large, heavy, and expensive systems, while under-designing with low component costs as the primary goal risks failures in the field. The best method of comparing thermal packaging is to perform side-by-side testing in environmental chambers. Identical ambient temperature profiles, payloads, and thermocouple wiring should all be used to control performance differences solely attributed to system design Resources often prohibit end users from conducting this level of testing. To evaluate thermal performance of competing systems, you can use ambient temperature profiles, payloads, and thermocouple wiring. Download this free whitepaper to find out more about thermal performance assessments, alongside six other evaluation criteria, including system cost, freight optimisation, pack-out simplicity, and environmental impact.