Performance Comparison of Thermal Insulated Packaging Boxes, Bags and Refrigerants for Single-parcel ShipmentsPackaging Technology and Science
AbstractA range of packaging solutions exists for products that must be kept within a specific temperature range throughout the supply-and-distribution chain. This report summarizes the results of studies conducted over a span of 2 years by the Consortium for Distribution Packaging at Michigan State University. Thermal insulation packaging materials such as expanded polystyrene, polyurethane, corrugated fibreboard, ThermalCor® and other composite packaging such as thermal insulating bags were studied. Phase change materials such as gel packs were also evaluated. Properties such as R-value, melting point and heat absorption were examined and are reported.
Citation InformationS. P. Singh, Gary J. Burgess and Jay Singh. "Performance Comparison of Thermal Insulated Packaging Boxes, Bags and Refrigerants for Single-parcel Shipments" Packaging Technology and Science Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 25 - 35
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