Norcold, a leading manufacturer of refrigerators for recreational vehicles, required a larger volume refrigerator to maintain its competitive position in the market. While the need for internal volume was critical, the capacity for the cooling system was naturally limited and there was no room to increase the external footprint of the refrigerator.
Norcold was able to put ThermoCor VIP technology to work. With minimal space requirements and thermal resistance up to ten times that of other insulators, ThermoCor enabled Norcold to reduce the wall thickness of the refrigerators. They increased the internal volume of their refrigerators by 20% without impacting the external footprint and, ultimately, improved overall thermal performance.
An increase in the global demand for high-value, temperature-sensitive goods, like pharmaceuticals, has increased the need for improved cold chain air cargo technologies. With industry regulations evolving and the process of achieving temperature compliance even more closely scrutinized, CSafe LLC, a leader in refrigerated cargo transport, recognized early on the importance of superior cold chain transport, safety and exceptional service – and the importance of choosing the best partners to meet those demand.
Today, CSafe’s AcuTemp RKN thermal pallet shipper is the only FAA (United States) and EASA (European) certified cold chain management solution in service today. Enabled by ThermoCor VIP technology, this innovative air cargo container has successfully transported hundreds of shipments, maintaining the internal temperature of the payload compartment, despite extreme or drastically changing environmental conditions. The CSafe AcuTemp RKN is, in fact, the longest-lasting pallet shipper available in the market, giving customers around the world greater assurance in transport than any other thermal management provider.
With regards to a wide variety of highly valuable temperature-sensitive products, like food, drugs and biomedical supplies, manufacturers are under great pressure to reduce shipping costs and ensure their products are handled properly throughout the cold chain. By incorporating ThermoCor VIP technology into their cold-chain shipping boxes, AcuTemp helped to revolutionize this industry – and helped its customers reduce costs on a number of levels.
ThermoCor vacuum insulated panels allowed AcuTemp to reduce, or even completely eliminate, the hazard potentials – and subsequent charges - involved with other insulation options, like dry ice. Because of the minimal size requirements of VIPs, AcuTemp is able to reduce box size and weight, lowering storage and shipping costs. Most importantly, ThermoCor VIPs allowed AcuTemp to pass along extended coolant life and holding power onto its customers, ensuring payload integrity and reducing spoilage costs.
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