American Aerogel reduces costs and waste with reusable containers

Rochester, NY, US: Insulated packaging supplier, American Aerogel Corporation, launched a more rugged, waterproof shipping container at the Cold Chain & Temperature Management Summit today.

The new packaging is for frequent back-and-forth shipping with a shell designed for re-use.  The bright-blue, corrugated shell introduced today has a plastic coating for durability, and an optional handle to serve as a carrying case.

The new product complements two current Aerocore solutions.

  • a white, corrugated shell designed for laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies to ship medications, samples or test kits directly to end users such as patients, physicians or small labs.
  • a soft, lightweight case suited for couriers and company representatives who carry temperature-controlled products or samples between offices, or for individuals who need to keep medication at a specific temperature.

Aerocore Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs) maintain a temperature longer to extend shipping and temporary storage times.  This, paired with the reusable design, can lower shipping costs by as much as 70 percent.  American Aerogel’s insulation also aids in reducing energy consumption used in the shipping process and waste with recyclable, reusable packaging materials.  A carbon-based product, Aerocore replaces environmentally damaging materials such as polystyrene, polyurethane and fibreglass.

“The pharmaceutical and biologic products industries are moving the needle in providing life-saving solutions-from drug research and development, to supplying critical medications to end users,” said Jay McHarg, president, American Aerogel.  “We are proud to meet an essential need for these industries by providing a range of versatile and reliable cold-chain solutions customized to their specific shipping requirements.”

American Aerogel is showing a prototype of the new packaging solution at the Cold Chain & Temperature Management Summit, hosted by the International Quality & Productivity Center in Toronto, February 29 and March 1.

The new package is available now directly through American Aerogel. American Aerogel Corporation designs and manufactures thermal insulation cold-chain shipping solutions to protect temperature-sensitive products.  Its patented Aerocore technology is the only organic, monolithic aerogel in commercial use.

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