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May 02,2018

What Size Gel Pack Should I Use?

 

Jan 25,2018

Preventing Freezing During Transit

 

A major topic of discussion in cold chain shipping this time of year is how to prevent items from freezing, rather than how to keep them cold. “Cold chain” as a term is a bit of a misnomer, as there is a wide array of temperature requirements that result in the need for temperature-controlled

Oct 25,2017

Developing a Custom Temperature Profile

When testing packages for temperature assurance performance in a laboratory setting, using temperature profiles helps represent the expected temperatures that packages will experience in the field. A temperature profile is a sequence of time and temperature steps that can be programmed into an

Aug 23,2017

Expediting Product-to-Market: Accelerated Aging

Determining a product’s lifecycle by estimating its shelf life is an important development step that needs to be analyzed prior to market launch. Shelf life is a natural process of an item’s decay over time. A simple way of examining shelf life is by placing the item in a controlled environment

Apr 25,2017

Why You Should Use Gel Packs Instead of Frozen Water

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

Oct 07,2016

Non-Temperature Hazards in Distribution

This post was originally published on the www.cryopak.com

When designing or selecting a package to ship temperature-sensitive goods, it is far too easy to focus directly on the temperature control issues and ignore other sources of potential product damage. The distribution environment includes