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Top 4 Myths About Phase Changes (As They Relate to Gel Packs and PCMs)

Time to unlearn what you thought you knew about phase changes and packaging materials, like PCMs and gel packs Did you know there is a difference between heat and temperature? They are connected, but not the same thing. In general, misconceptions like these result from people creating their explanations for how the world works. These …

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Shipping Cheese: What is a Gouda Temperature and How to Protect it During Shipping

As old as modern mankind, cheese has hints of its existence dating back to 8,000 BC when the first animals were domesticated. Surviving records indicate our ancestors used animal skins and inflated internal organs as storage vessels for milk, and therefore the first cheese was likely serendipitously discovered. This method of storage brought milk into …

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TempAid Labs Achieves ISTA Thermal Laboratory Certification for Package Performance Testing

TempAid is one of only a handful of ISTA 7E certified labs in North America and the only accredited lab in Canada. Demonstrates proven experience in cold chain packaging, laboratory processes, and a solid commitment to packaging professionalism TempAid today announced the company’s packaging laboratory achieved the ISTA 7E Laboratory Certification with full conformance to ISTA 7E …

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ISTA Thermal Testing Standards for Cold Chain Packaging and Shipping

A break in the cold chain has several risk factors. None are acceptable when shipping food or pharmaceuticals: microbial growth, reduction of the product’s shelf life, or decrease in the strength or efficacy of medications. These can bring an entire series of health-related risks. During the cold chain shipping process, stress can damage the packaging …

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