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Distribution Challenges

The monumental efforts of the world’s top vaccine companies to quickly create safe and effective vaccines will soon need equally monumental efforts to distribute them to patients worldwide.
If finding the right cold chain solution is still listed as TBD on the action plan, you’re not alone. We get many requests from all legs of the supply chain for help, and here’s how we help supply chain professions who are having challenges with:

  • Multiple Temperature Ranges

    The 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 Solutions

    There 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 Manufacturing

    The 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.
  • Sustainability

    Corporate 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.

For 50+ years, Lifoam has been committed to protecting what’s important to you, and this pandemic is no exception.

COVID-19 has presented numerous challenges and our team has kept pace by continuing to provide cold-chain and temperature-controlled packaging solutions to our many customers racing to meet unprecedented demand. We stand ready to do our part in distribution of vaccines throughout the world.

Keep this page bookmarked for updated information on resources to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional Information

Internal Response

Internal Response

  • Lifoam converts its gel line to produce hand sanitizer
  • Partnerships with GSA approved distributors

External Resources

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