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Gel packs for shipping are essential for temperature-sensitive items, such as food or medication. These gel ice packs are filled with a gel that helps regulate the temperature of the contents, keeping them cool and fresh during transit. There are biodegradable gel packs, making them a more sustainable option than traditional Styrofoam ice packs. In addition, gel packs can be reused – place them in the freezer until they solidify, then use them multiple times. Refrigerant gel packs are also available for those who prefer not to reuse their gel packs. These cold packs contain a safe, environmentally friendly refrigerant that helps keep contents cool for extended periods. If you’re shipping perishable goods, our gel packs for shipping are an invaluable tool with the following benefits:

  • Made in Canada
  • Stocked sizes: 16 oz / 24 oz / 32 oz / 48 oz / 64 oz
  • Safe, reusable and 100% recyclable
  • Nontoxic, food-grade gel
  • Thick, puncture-resistant pressure tested outer pouch
  • Can be used in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen
  • Can be handled with bare hands

Ice Packs

Ice packs are a type of ICU (ice cube) that are specifically designed for shipping. Shippers can ensure that their goods will stay cool and intact, no matter how high the temperatures climb by placing finger ice packs in strategic locations throughout the box. Finger ice packs are handy for shipping food items, as they can help to keep the food fresh and prevent it from spoiling. In addition to food items, finger packs can also be used to ship other perishable items, such as flowers or medicine. So if you’re shipping perishables, our finger ice packs for shipping are the perfect solution for keeping your items safe and sound, with these additional benefits:

  • Made in Canada
  • Eco-friendly- 100% recyclable
  • Non-toxic, safe
  • Ships in rolls of 300 “fingers” and freezes in rolls
  • Requires less storage
  • Perforated every 5 “fingers” for ease of tearing for specific weight and size requirements.
  • Maintains the desired temperature throughout the entire shipping window

Making the Right Choice

When shipping perishables, choosing the right type of packing material is essential to keeping the contents cool. Gel packs and finger packs are two popular options. Gel packs are made of biodegradable gel that is refrigerant. They come in a variety of sizes to fit any need. Gel packs can be reused if they are not punctured. Finger packs are made of a rigid material filled with a freezable liquid. The finger-shaped ice packs fit snugly around containers, helping to keep the contents cold and fresh. So, next time you’re shipping something, choose the suitable material for the job.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gel packs are used to keep perishable items cool during shipping to ensure they remain fresh and safe for consumption.

The lifespan of a gel pack depends on the temperature it is being stored in, the insulation surrounding it, and the size of the pack. On average, gel packs can last for up to 24 hours.

Gel packs are reusable. They can be cleaned, refrozen and reused. If they puncture, they cannot be reused. The contents can be washed down the sink and the pack can be recycled.

Yes, gel packs can be customized in size and shape to fit specific shipping needs and containers.

To prepare the finger ice pack for shipping, freeze thoroughly and use the same as gel packs.

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*Minimum order quantity for insulated box liners is 500.