News | August 21, 2014

Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy® 2°C To 8°C Euro Pallet Shipper

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Simple, light weight design offers unsurpassed productivity gains for shipping temperature sensitive bulk product loads

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the Envoy Euro Pallet Shipper. Designed for a standard Euro pallet (1200 x 800 mm), temperature control is maintained for a minimum of 96 hours between 2°C and 8°C utilising Sonoco ThermoSafe’s patent pending natural convection design. Requiring only top and bottom refrigerants, together with an innovative payload pedestal for pre-loading efficiencies, the Envoy Euro Pallet Shipper avoids the complexities and nuances of traditional pallet shipper assembly.

“The Envoy Euro Pallet Shipper complements our growing pallet shipper portfolio while creating additional flexibility for our customers,” said Ben VanderPlas, global product manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe. “The Euro pallet footprint is an important and integral platform for world-wide logistics. We have included our most current pallet shipper innovations combined with a new feature allowing the user to pre-pack and pre-condition the entire pallet shipper and payload prior to shipment. Only the refrigerants remain to be loaded which greatly increases productivity during peak shipping periods.”

Russell Grissett, VP of Sonoco ThermoSafe added, “This is the first in a series of passive pallet shippers that we will be launching in the coming months. Our patent pending convection technology will continue to be incorporated into our future designs. This eliminates the need for side refrigerants, making our pallet shippers incredibly simple to assemble, lightweight, and customs friendly for easy inspection. The Envoy Euro Pallet Shipper will be manufactured in both European and U.S. facilities.”

The Envoy Euro Pallet Shipper is designed to Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISCsilver® ambient profiles with a minimum duration of 4 days. A 15°C to 25°C controlled room temperature (CRT) version is coming soon. For more infromation, visit www.thermosafe.com/envoypalletshipper.

About Sonoco ThermoSafe
Sonoco ThermoSafe is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. For more information, visit www.thermosafe.com.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.9B, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 335 operations in 33 countries, serving many of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information, visit sonoco.com.

SOURCE: Sonoco ThermoSafe