Cold chain packaging
TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SUPPLY CHAIN
“Cold Chain” stands for a temperature-controlled supply chain. Some products must be shipped under a strictly controlled cold temperature to ensure their product quality to remain consistently high.
Not controlling the temperature during transport, or not having the ability to prove that you’ve done so, can potentially disqualify valuable shipments and leave you with damaged goods and unhappy customers.
Most frequently used packaging material in cold chain logistics is one-way packaging with non-reusable cooling element (dry ice). Due to the insulation material used together with dry ice this is a quite expensive solution.
In comparison with normal logistics, in cold chain logistics the return on investment ROI on reusable packaging is much faster.
REUSABLE COLD CHAIN PACKAGING
We offer a broad range of reusable cold chain containers. The foldable returnable packaging is suitable for different temperature ranges; from cooled to deep frozen transport.
Summing up some benefits of returnable over one-way packaging in cold chain logistics:
– Superior cooling performance over dry ice
– Maintaining strict temperature ranges for up to 92 hours
– Sturdier packaging with less damage
– Competitive pricing compared to current disposable cold chain boxes
RANGE OF PRODUCTS
The reusable cold chain boxes ZAMKO can provide vary in size from small boxes, to pallet boxes:
We offer the above boxes with a range of passive insulations and PCM plates for each cold chain temperature control required; from cooled to deep-frozen transport. See more details on the product page of our reusable cold chain box.
Also we offer electronic devices for temperature measurement during the trip, giving the customer proof of quality at the point of destination. These devices are easily integrated into the packaging material.
Cold chain logistics are used in many sectors of business.
– Health care logistics
Fresh food distribution & export
– dairy products
– meat producers distributing to the European retail
Frozen food distribution and export
– frozen meat & fish export to Asia
Changing to returnable packaging can bring some challenges along, like management of the returnable packaging and long term investments, which can be a barrier to start. But at the same time you do not want to miss out on the savings. That’s why we have renting- and pooling solutions for you in place.
RENTING: there is no initial investment of returnable packaging.
The complete operation of returning, cleaning, repairing and even folding/unfolding the reusable packaging, and the managing and monitoring of this process, can be outsourced and operated by us in a pooling process of returnable packaging which we offer as a service.
You pay-per-use, like with one-way packaging, only you pay less money and use sturdier higher quality packaging materials.
POOLING OF COLD CHAIN PACKAGING
Using returnable boxes up till now was choosing to manage a complicated return process. Not only is the return process an operation which is not your core business, also in order to manage it well requires a lot of attention and experience.
This makes it logical to outsource it to a company specialized in handling and fulfilling this operation.
You can immediately save money on your cold chain packaging by changing to reusable packaging; and outsource all the hassle of returning, cleaning, repairing, (un)folding etc. See our special page for pooling of cold chain packaging
BENEFITS of POOLING
1. Our reusable packaging is heavy duty and higher quality compared to the one-way packaging normally used in cold chain logistics.
2. No longer do you need cold ice as cooling agent
3. No investments in expensive materials are involved, as you pay per trip
4. We can supply a tracking device in each pallet box tracking the temperature during the trip. Assuring high quality cooling or freezing from the begin till the end.
4. No packaging waste to be disposed of at point of destination
5. You don’t have any worries, as everything is outsourced to a long-time specialist
6. You directly save money, as the fee per trip will be much much lower than the price you currently pay for your one-way cold chain packaging.
How To Contact Us?
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Q&A About Cold chain packaging
That is possible by creating a controlled environment that protects temperature-sensitive products from temperature excursions. The insulation materials used in the packaging help minimize heat transfer, while cooling elements maintain the required temperature range. This controlled environment preserves the quality, efficacy, and safety of the products throughout the entire supply chain.
Cold chain packaging faces several challenges, including temperature fluctuations during transportation, varying climatic conditions, extended shipping durations, and compliance with regulatory guidelines. Overcoming these challenges requires careful selection of packaging materials, efficient cooling mechanisms, robust monitoring systems, and adherence to best practices in cold chain management.
Yes, different products have specific temperature requirements, and cold chain packaging is designed to accommodate various temperature ranges. For example, vaccines may require storage between 2°C to 8°C, while frozen food products might need to be kept at -18°C or lower. Cold chain packaging solutions are tailored to maintain the precise temperature range needed for each specific product.
When selecting cold chain packaging, several factors need to be considered, such as the product’s temperature requirements, shipping duration, mode of transportation, ambient conditions, and regulatory compliance. It’s important to choose packaging materials with excellent insulation properties, reliable cooling elements, sufficient space for product volume, and adequate protection against external factors.
Yes, cold chain packaging is suitable for both domestic and international shipments. However, when shipping internationally, additional considerations may include customs clearance processes, documentation requirements, adherence to international regulations, and awareness of any specific country restrictions or guidelines regarding temperature-controlled shipments.
Environmental considerations in cold chain packaging focus on minimizing waste and reducing the carbon footprint. This includes using recyclable or reusable materials for insulation, opting for eco-friendly cooling elements, optimizing packaging sizes to reduce space and weight and adopting sustainable practices throughout the supply chain to promote a greener approach to cold chain logistics.
Technology plays a significant role in advancing cold chain packaging. Innovations include the development of smart packaging solutions with built-in temperature monitoring and tracking capabilities, real-time data analytics for better visibility and control, and IoT-enabled devices that provide remote monitoring and alert systems. These technological advancements enhance the efficiency, accuracy, and reliability of cold chain packaging processes.
Yes, cold chain packaging can be customized to meet specific requirements. Factors such as the type of product, temperature range, transportation duration, and volume of shipments can influence the design and customization of cold chain packaging. Customization options may include different sizes, insulation thickness, cooling element configurations, and branding or labeling requirements. Call ZAMKO’s team for more futter information.