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Entropy adds PureTemp PCM formulations

Entropy Solutions Inc has added several PureTemp formulations specifically developed for the shipping and transportation industries. These new formulations of Entropy’s bio-based PureTemp phase change materials (PCMs) bring new systems to domestic and international shipping companies tasked with ensuring that temperature-sensitive food, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices arrive safely and cost-effectively at their destination.

The company is partnering with firms that are integrating PureTemp technology, a 100% renewable PCM, to capture, store, and release thermal energy at specific and critical temperatures into medical, food and beverage, and refrigeration products.

ThermoSafe, the provider of life science temperature assurance packaging, is employing PureTemp thermal energy storage technology to address customer-specific temperature requirements. These new formulas are enabling ThermoSafe to engineer packaging products to address critical needs within the life science industry. A biotechnology company focused on cancer treatments turned to ThermoSafe and PureTemp to develop a container that would provide exacting temperature control when shipping genetically altered DNA.

“By incorporating PureTemp20 into our advanced design, we were not only able to deliver a temperature-sensitive package that was small and cost-effective to ship, but met our customer’s tight temperature requirements which weren’t possible until the development of PureTemp20,” said Prakash Mahesh, vice-president of marketing and business development for ThermoSafe. “PureTemp has changed the game. We’re now producing smaller, lighter shipping containers with significant total cost savings and improved product safety assurances.”

Ken Maltas, vice-president of engineering for ThermoSafe, said, “Our more precise PureTemp panels can reduce shipping container sizes by more than 30%, increase shipping durations, and reduce transportation costs by up to 70%.”

Entropy is in the final development stages of transportation blankets that will provide thermal protection without requiring temperature-controlled vehicles. These blankets, incorporating PureTemp15, will provide temperature protection for wine during summer and winter. The firm is also collaborating with a major produce transport company, which is using PureTemp12 on designs that will begin drawing down produce temperature immediately after it is harvested. This will extend shelf life of produce by 40%.

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