ULD's Go Thermal for Cargo Carriers

Warmisnter, United Kingdom, July 12, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Polar Thermal Products Ltd, manufacturer of specialist insulated solutions to the logistics and military industries has launched thermal liners for the LD3 AKE and LD9 AAP ULD’s.

The LD3 and LD9 thermal lining has been extensively tested by one of the world leading logistics companies and successfully adopted to ship 2ºC to 8ºC pharmaceuticals between continents. They are also being tested with a major food company in order to reduce their perishable losses.

“Hardening attitudes of the regulatory authorities have highlighted the demands made on freight companies involved in cold chain and even ambient movements. Adopting the use of thermal blankets reduces the risk of falling outside the temperature limits” said Peter Lockett, sales and marketing manager.

He added: “Having quick access to thermal blankets on rental is seen as a useful service if moving occasional goods or even if trials are required. It means that companies can pitch for business with confidence.”

The Polar thermal blankets are highly effective at protecting goods against temperature spikes during high risk periods of transit such as when ULD’s are sitting on the tarmac awaiting loading. One of the major advantages of the thermal lining blankets is that they can easily be removed, folded up flat and returned cheaply via air or sea.

The products will be available via purchase, lease or rental to suit various budgets.

Temperature control expertise is a key differentiator for freight companies. The World Health Organisation sited that 20% of vaccines transported by air cargo will not give the protection intended due to defective cold chains.

Transporting medicals is a big business and growing. The value of temperature sensitive medical materials being shipped each year is approx. £340 billion comprising pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical trials, blood and veterinary products (Source: WHO). Global Healthcare airfreight market is growing at 12.1% p.a. (Source: LEK Consultants).

The LD3 and LD9 liners are just two of the specialist thermal blankets developed for cold chain logistics. Polar also supplies highly effective pallets covers as well as a new impact resistant thermal pallet.

All Polar products are manufactured using the proven Polartherm construction, a patented unique three layer material providing outstanding thermal insulation qualities.

Independent tests on product protected by Polar products carried out by Cambridge Refrigeration Technologies resulted in a change of temperature by only 0.6ºC per hour; this can be reduced using freezer packs.

As well as manufacturing a range of thermal bags, covers and blankets, Polar, part of the Aerotrim Group, works closely with clients including the Ministry of Defence and National Blood Service to develop bespoke solutions.

Polar Thermal Products Ltd
Peter Lockett
0044 1985 214111