Va-Q-tec patents its passive thermal containers

Würzburg, Germany: Va-Q-tec has received a patent for passive pallet-size containers with vacuum insulation panels and phase change materials.

The European Patent EP 2 876 389 B1 is valid in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Liechtenstein as well as in Switzerland and covers the Va-Q-tainer product series.

All va-Q-tainers enable transport of temperature-sensitive goods in compliance with international regulations primarily for the pharma and biotech industry. These containers ensure temperature stability for more than five days without requiring external energy sources – irrespective of the climate zone and season in which transport occurs. Va-Q-tec’s container technology can maintain the temperature for up to ten days or more in moderate climate conditions.

“The patent we have now received reflects the strength of our patent portfolio comprising more than 120 industrial property rights. In addition, it confirms our expertise and technical USP in the passive container area as well as protects our company’s value,” notes Dr. Joachim Kuhn, chief executive Va-Q-tec AG.

Roland Caps, head of research and development, Va-Q-tec AG says: “The patent comprises an overall technical concept for passive thermal containers. Without this patent, it is barely possible to produce an economically and technically functional high-performance container. This patent also highlights the massive performance advantage of our solution compared to active (c. Factor 3) and other passive (c. Factor 2) containers which do not use the now patented technology.”


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