Cold Chain Logistics Challenges
As the world’s top vaccine companies strive to quickly create safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, our team has kept pace with innovation in cold-chain solutions. We stand ready to do our part in distribution of vaccines throughout the world. Our cold-chain and temperature-controlled packaging solutions can help in addressing challenges such as:
Here’s how Lifoam products have helped supply chain professionals address each challenge:
Multiple Temperature RangesThe platforms used to create vaccines have various requirements for storage and distribution temperature requirements. Uncertain shipment sizes need flexible payloads and multiple sizes of options. Lifoam has increased the number of below -70C shipping solutions to support ultracold vaccines. In addition, Lifoam has introduced PCM-based solutions to hold below -20C without the use of dry ice for the mRNA vaccines. The prequalified 2-8C solutions are expanded to support refrigerated vaccines and test kits. The ActiVault line is available to support mobile vaccination events or provide additional storage capacity for frozen or refrigerated vaccines. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us for more options.
Engineered SolutionsThere are many situations where standard shipping solutions don’t fit the requirements and an engineered solution is needed. Lifoam has added engineering staff and testing equipment to ensure a fast turnaround in creating customized cold chain solutions. With two in-house test facilities and ISTA certification, we can quickly validate to your standards, or use thermal modeling to optimize a solution for cost and performance. Learn more about our technical support or contact us to discuss your ideal solution.
Nationwide ManufacturingThe distribution of vaccines will be extensive, leading many to look for standardized solutions available across the US. Having a supplier with manufacturing nearby, but also backup locations in case of emergencies, can reduce freight costs and reduce overall supply risk. With seven manufacturing sites across the US and contingency locations for all of our solutions, Lifoam is supporting our clients by adding capacity and distribution centers for fast response to surges in usage. Want to hear how this could lower your risk? Send us an email.
SustainabilityCorporate sustainability goals don’t quarantine, so our clients are looking for how to use this opportunity to implement environmentally-friendly packaging where possible. A substitution from standard EPS to the Envirocooler-EVG biodegradable EPS from Lifoam can be an easy upgrade to improve sustainability without losing performance or introducing large changes to the packaging line. If you’d like to learn how others have made the upgrade, contact us and we’ll share their stories.
The Envirocooler™ ActiVault™ is a parcel-sized active system engineered to improve the way temperature sensitive products are stored during transport. This product runs on a Stirling Engine and will run continuously for three years, making it a great solution for mobile vaccination events.
Envirocooler-EVG Biodegradable EPS
Envirocooler-EVG is an additive-infused EPS that helps the material break down in a landfill in under 4 years.*
A familiar form and function and better end of life story creates a unique combination of convenience, sustainability, and performance previously unseen in cold chain.
*Bio-reactive landfill environment, ASTM D5511
^ Drop testing in accordance with ASTM D4169-16, Schedule A, Assurance Level 1
Lifoam has developed certified, validated solutions that perform, without being overbuilt
With a variety of sizes and durations available, we are sure to have a solution to fit your needs.
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