- THE MAGAZINE
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ThermoPod, Norfolk, Neb., introduces super insulated, temperature-controlled protective mailers and packaging liners.
Made with biodegradable components, the ThermoPod mailer envelopes and ThermoKeeper insulated box liners are "green" alternatives to foam coolers and other non-biodegradable shipping containers.
The outer surface of a ThermoPod mailer is a biodegradable waterproof poly film, while the inner surface is a biodegradable perforated poly film. A proprietary ultra-insulating padding is sandwiched between the outer and inner films. The insulation is made from a carefully selected blend of cotton and wool recycled textile fibers that are purified, flocked and bonded together, producing a soft, natural, ultra-insulating material.
The insulation also includes an EPA-approved, antimicrobial additive for cross-contamination prevention and super absorbent fibers for containment of accidental spills or undesirable condensation from thawing gel packs.
The bottom gusseted design allows for increased content space while utilizing a smaller dimensional weight when compared to box shipments.
Meanwhile, ThermoKeeper patented super thick insulated box liners feature the same ultra-insulating padding with the EPA-approved antimicrobial additive as the ThermoPod mailer envelopes. The flocked cotton/wool insulation material is formed into a soft flat panel and is custom sized and laminated with a perforated poly film to form a unique two-piece pliable insulated box liner. The shipping system folds together and is compressed to ship flat for lower in-bound freight costs and efficient warehouse storage.
When ready for use, ThermoKeeper easily assembles into an air-tight, stand-up container with a full flap-over lid custom-sized to fit snug inside customer shipping boxes. After use, the container is easy to collapse for re-use or for eco-friendly disposal.
ThermoPod, division of MP Global Products