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Performance Comparison of Thermal Insulated Packaging Boxes, Bags and Refrigerants for Single-parcel Shipments
Packaging Technology and Science
  • S. P. Singh, Michigan State University
  • Gary J. Burgess, Michigan State University
  • Jay Singh, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract

A 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.

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Citation Information
S. 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jasingh/39/