Companies need to take extra care when transporting frozen and refrigerated products that must always stay protected from warm ambient temperatures. If this is your goal, you must understand how to keep your temperature sensitive products’ safe shipment throughout the cold chain.
This is extremely important to preserve and maintain product integrity at every point during transportation and when in transient storage. Look at our step-by-step guide so that you know just how you can do this and use bubble foil insulation effectively.
If you plan to use frozen gel packs as the refrigerant for your shipment, we recommend that you place these into your freezer at least two days in advance at a temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Shipping Method and Transit Time
The first step in your refrigerated product shipment is to coordinate with the shipping company itself to make sure they are aware of the temperature sensitivity of your product . You must communicate with them and find out when the product will arrive at the destination so that you can package it accordingly. This will ensure you can prevent temperature fluctuations that might damage your shipment in any way.
You should research and request details about the route to ensure that you are aware of any possible variable temperatures enroute to the destination. Once you have this information, you must prepare your shipment for those temperatures accordingly. Work with your carrier to prepare a contingency plan in case of any unforeseen events such as bad weather.
Inform the Customer
For temperature sensitive products, you must make sure that you and the customer are on the same page and that they are available to accept and receive the goods to refrigerate them immediately upon arrival before the temperature fluctuates. One way to do this would be to provide a precise delivery window to make sure they are available. If they will not be available, you should delay the shipment to guarantee they are available to receive it.
The Right Packaging Supplies
There is specific steps you should take to ensure that your shipment is safe. You can use bubble foil insulation, insulated bubble wraps, cold chain packaging solutions to ensure that your shipment meets regulatory compliance to ensure freshness and maintains product integrity. The type of packaging you require for your frozen or refrigerated products is dependent on the products you are shipping, the weather they will endure, the desired temperature range , the time they will spend in transit or transient storage, and the size and weight of the goods.
Are you looking for reliable packaging solutions for your frozen or refrigerated products? It might be time to give Distinctive Solutions a call so they can help you with your packaging woes. Reach out to us now for more information.