ThermoSafe®, a Sonoco Protective Solutions™ brand, is the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Our shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain.  ThermoSafe has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America to assure close proximity to our customers.   Our vast product offering features industry leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications.  In addition, 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.

Speed to market.  Optimal performance.

Our portfolio includes an extensive array of pre-qualified and ready-engineered solutions for refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature shipping applications. Additionally, our vast selection of payload sizes and shipping durations ensure we will meet your unique requirements with fast delivery from stock.

Tailoring designs to meet your needs.

ThermoSafe’s ISC Labs® is the global leader in innovative design and testing services within the temperature assurance packaging industry.  Our industry leading thermal modeling capabilities enable rapid development of highly optimized custom solutions.  Our modular platforms allow for hundreds of configurations using standard components resulting in very short development times and lower costs.  Thermal testing is accompanied by distribution testing to prove each solution not only maintains temperature control but withstands the rigors of distribution. 

Leveraging our technologies.

ThermoSafe has the largest platform of products manufactured in house.  This includes the manufacturing and/or supply capability for Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Polyurethane (PUR), Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs), as well as patented hybrid insulating technologies.  In addition, ThermoSafe’s manufacturing capability for water based gels and bricks, as well as advanced phase change materials (PCMs) allows the selection of both the proper performance and lowest total cost technology for each application.  As our customers require quality products, our plants operate in compliance with cGMP standards.  From package conception to post market support, ThermoSafe is well positioned to deliver the value of lowest total cost of ownership to our customers.

Where can you find us.

Our redundant manufacturing capability allows us to supply our customers from a location within close proximity.  ThermoSafe has manufacturing plants in the US and Europe and warehouse and distribution capabilities in Europe, South America and Asia.  To better supply our customers globally, we can leverage Sonoco’s strong and expansive network of 300 manufacturing facilities to stock ThermoSafe products near our customers’ international locations.

Innovative Packaging for Shipping Refrigerated Pharmaceuticals
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The current logistics spend for temperature-sensitive healthcare products is approximately $7.5 billion worldwide and growing, or about 12% of the overall pharma logistics market. Approximately $4.9 billion is spent on transportation while another $2.6 billion is allocated to specialized packaging and monitoring devices. But what will the needs, trends and concerns in market look like in the next 2 to 3 years?

In order to gain a deeper understanding of this rapidly evolving market, Sonoco ThermoSafe is conducting a comprehensive and forward looking survey developed by an advisory panel of industry experts from pharmaceutical manufacturing, logistics companies, media partners, independent consultants, and IQPC event managers .

The survey consists of two sections and covers a range of topics from innovation and performance to demographics and environmental concerns. It should take approximately 10 minutes and will remain open on-line until June 30, 2014. If you wish to answer anonymously you may do so. However, if your name and email are provided, a summary of the results will be sent in advance of the publically published findings.

The complete results and analysis of the survey will be formally presented publicly and industry wide at the 12th annual Cold Chain Global Forum, September 29 - October 3, 2014, in Boston.


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Phone: 847-632-9639

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