News | April 18, 2019

Pelican BioThermal Announces New CoolGuard™ Range

Newly branded shippers offer excellent efficiency and protection

Minneapolos - Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announced it will be rebranding its award-winning Chronos products as the CoolGuard™ range.

The newly named shippers will replace Chronos Express, which will become CoolGuard™ PCM, and Chronos Advance will become CoolGuard™ Advance.

Pelican BioThermal president, David Williams, said: “We are excited to unveil the new name and look for our high-performing CoolGuard™ products. These shippers are designed to perform exceptionally well at temperature protection for a one-way journey in a challenging shipping lane. The volumetric efficiency is also excellent, with a favorable ratio of the external dimensions to the internal payload dimensions. As a result, CoolGuard™ shippers offer significant savings on transport and storage.

“CoolGuard™ shippers’ components are well-designed and robust, so they could potentially be used for multiple trips, with proper inspection. That will make the CoolGuard™ shippers even more affordable by spreading their initial capital cost out over two, three or even more trips. This change alters the positioning in our product portfolio of the CoolGuard™ shippers relative to the position held by the Chronos brand.”

Any additional transportation trips will also make the CoolGuard™ shippers a more resource-friendly product by eliminating shippers going into recycling and waste streams after their first journey. The CoolGuard™ shippers are made of components that can be recycled or easily placed in the waste stream due to a design that includes no toxic glues or other materials, making them more eco-efficient.

The superior shippers, which will completely replace the Chronos brand by the beginning of July 2019, will offer configurations with fewer components in exchange for shorter durations, making them more affordable for specific shipping lanes. The cold chain shippers will also provide additional temperature set points, such as 16oC, ideal for use in cold ambient conditions for controlled room temperature protection.

While providing protection for temperature sensitive life sciences materials being transported worldwide, the revamped range retains its high-performance and long duration.

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Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

About PelicanProducts

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or

About Pelican BioThermal

Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of thermally protected, temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions and the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators. The company’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit All trademarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Pelican Products, Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates and others.

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