COVID-19 vaccines are currently being distributed and the first vaccinations are taking place. Particle foams play a crucial role in this roll-out, during both the distribution and transport of these lifesaving vaccines.
Stable transport of COVID-19 vaccines | Particle foam cool boxes
Stable transport of COVID-19 vaccines is of vital importance, as this is the only way they retain their effectiveness. Special cool boxes and packaging materials made from particle foams, such as airpop engineered air (EPS) or EPP, ensure that COVID vaccines reach their destination safely and intact.
Particle foams have unrivaled thermal insulation
Particle foams generally consist of 98% air. The thermal insulation of this material is unrivaled, even at temperatures of -20 ° or even -70 ° Celsius, which is necessary to keep the vaccines in good condition.
Temperature remains constant for days
The temperature in medical cool boxes made from particle foams remains constant for up to several days. Particle foams are also shock resistant, hygienic, resistant to chemicals, dimensionally stable, lightweight and can be recycled easily many times. In this way, this durable material provides the best and highest quality protection for, in this case, the glass injection vials containing the COVID-19 vaccines.
- Stable transport
- Resistant to chemicals
- Constant temperature
Thanks to these remarkable characteristics, particle foams are often used as protective packaging materials for pharmaceutical and medical transport, for example for the transport and protection of human organs, for surgical transplants and other applications.
Particle foams are very sustainable
Particle foams are very sustainable, especially when compared to other materials such as cardboard. For example, much less water and energy is consumed during the production process.
Source: PwC/EUMEPS: Three packaging solutions for fresh food. A comparative study, 2012
In the logistics process, CO2 emissions are reduced and transport damage is kept to a minimum.
- Lower CO2 emissions during transport, smaller carbon footprint
- Sustainably produced: HSV uses 100% green power & steam
- Circular, 100% recyclable, retaining valuable properties
Even after use, clean materials can be completely recycled over and over while retaining valuable properties. The material does not harm the environment and is perfectly aligned with the circular economy.
Would you like to know more?
If you would like to know more about these options or other particle foam solutions, then contact the particle foam engineers at HSV. Click on the button below to ask your question, or call +31 318 648 999.