Temperature-sensitive shipments, such as frozen and fresh food, meal kit delivery programs and beverages, takes careful preparation. There are a variety of cold chain packaging and insulated shipping solutions options available to businesses that can ensure they protect the quality of the products being shipped.
But first, it’s important to understand the challenges and complications you can face during transportation. Then we can look at the potential solutions to your transportation needs.
Complications in Transportation
When shipping perishable goods, it’s important to assess the temperature sensitivity of the shipped goods, along with the size of the containers used for shipping.
You also need to take into account how many hands the product may pass through and how far it needs to travel. Consider how it will travel: Will it ship via air, truck or human transit?
Shipping can become a complication if you don’t budget properly. You not only need to pay for shipping the actual product, but you also need to get the insulated shipping container to your initial location for packaging. When you choose a container solution from a company with locations nationwide, you can reduce the amount of shipping time and cost, as you can have the solution shipped from a nearby location, instead of one across the country.
So which kinds of cold chain packaging solutions work best when you’re looking for serious protection in your shipping process?
Temperature-Controlled Packaging Solutions
Achieving the right cold chain packaging for the products you’re shipping will help guarantee a happy customer at the end of the delivery. Make sure you choose the correct type for your product:
Insulated Shipping Containers: These foam cooler products come in a range of sizes and can be used with gel packs to further protect your shipped goods.
Box Liners: Lining your shipping boxes with high-performing insulation is a space and cost-saving method for shipping valuable and temperature-sensitive goods.
Custom Molded Packaging: Need a specialty shipping solution? Get custom molded packaging materials for your products so you can guarantee the safe shipment of your goods.
Wine Shippers: An innovative tightening system minimizes movement, while bottom cushioning with robust chamfered edges and increased wall thicknesses provides the highest level of protection in the market.
Pallet Shippers: Pallet shippers offer both seasonal and universal temperature protection for full or half pallet configurations and can be customized to accommodate air transport.
Specialty Products: Graphite polystyrene (GPS) offers the same benefits as standard cold chain packaging with the added ability to reduce material thicknesses by up to 20% while maintaining the same thermal performance.
Taking Insulation Protection Further
Atlas Molded Products has developed high-performance molded polystyrene rigid insulation to help manufacturers protect the products they ship — and their bottom line.
Atlas Molded Products offers protective and cold chain packaging for life sciences, frozen and fresh food, meal kit delivery, beverage and temperature-sensitive shipment industries. These molded polystyrene foam packaging materials are designed to cushion, protect and properly insulate an array of different products. Product offerings include:
DuraTherm® Insulated Shipping Containers
DuraTherm® Custom Molded Packaging
DuraTherm® Wine Shippers
DuraTherm® Box Liners
DuraTherm® Insulating Pallet Shippers
Your shipping office can look to Atlas for cold chain solutions. Our products come with interlocking lids, customization options and a variety of sizes for any shipping budget.
All of Atlas Molded Products’ materials are tested to the highest standards for protection, sustainability and performance. Atlas’ line of polystyrene products are also HFC- and HCFC-free and 100% recyclable for an eco-conscious solution to shipping.
Inspired Solutions for Food and Beverage
Atlas can help food and beverage companies find the safest and strongest solution for keeping products safe throughout transportation.