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Seasonal vs. Universal Packouts: Pros and Cons

By |May 25, 2017|

Before designing or choosing an off-the-shelf temperature-controlled shipping solution, one needs to consider whether to use a seasonal or universal packout. This decision can be easily overlooked, yet can drastically change the direct cost, weight and size of the packout, as well as the freight cost. A seasonal packout is a thermal package that has [...]

Cryopak And Purolator Partner Up To Unify Packaging And Logistics

By |May 17, 2017|

Montreal, QC (May 17th, 2017) – Cryopak is proud to announce its partnership with Purolator, a leading freight, package and logistics provider with one of the most extensive networks in Canada. The relationship will allow Cryopak to strengthen its reputation as an integrated, full-service supply solutions provider. With Purolator acting as the leading carrier, Cryopak [...]

Why You Should Use Gel Packs Instead of Frozen Water

By |Apr 25, 2017|

There are a lot of misconceptions as to why gel packs are a better option for keeping goods cold during shipping than simply using frozen water.  While it is true that a gel pack is mostly water, it also has an additive that increases its viscosity.  Probably the most confusing statement about gel packs is [...]

Effectively Conditioning Bulk Refrigerants

By |Feb 17, 2017|

When using passive temperature-controlled containers, it is necessary to pre-condition the components before packing. Generally, the components must be stabilized at specific temperatures. Typically, the outer containers and dunnage are held at room temperature. However, the refrigerants (such as gel packs or Phase Change Materials) need to be refrigerated (2°C to 8°C) and/or frozen (-20°C). [...]

Cryopak to Sponsor the 15th Cold Chain Temperature Management Summit

By |Feb 13, 2017|

Canada’s Number One Event for Life Science Supply Chains Montreal, QC – Cryopak is proud to sponsor the 15th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit – Canada on February 27 – March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. Cryopak will feature their most innovative new technologies and solutions. Be sure to visit Cryopak [...]

From Farm to Fork – The Global Food Cold Chain

By |Sep 2, 2016|

Globalization is changing the way in which we produce, distribute and consume food. Along with the growing global population and the rising middle class in many countries comes the need for transporting food to densely populated areas over longer distances. Indeed, food security is becoming an increasingly important issue in global supply networks. If not [...]