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Ice Blankets for Coolers

Make your products uniformly cold with the flexibility to wrap around products and eliminate thermal dead zones with ice blankets for coolers

Are you struggling to find a refrigerant for your cooler that actually stays cold? We’re here to help. When deciding how to keep your food, pharmaceuticals, or other products cold, you have four primary options: ice packs, regular ice, dry ice, and gel ice blankets for coolers.
  • Ice packs: These can be rigid or soft-sided. These containers are filled with water and a coagulant that allows the ice packs to stay both colder and for a longer period of time. There is no mess as they thaw and they are reusable.
  • Ice: Regular ice, or just frozen water, is widely available. Though it is usually cheaper than ice packs, ice makes a mess when it melts and can not be reused. Ice packs, dry ice & some gel ice blankets are all colder than ice.
  • Dry ice: When frozen, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a popular shipping option because carbon dioxide turns from a solid to a gas at average room temperatures. This means there’s no residue to clean up. However, it is expensive, not reusable and extremely cold (-109.3ºF/-78.5ºC). Therefore, the utmost care is needed when handling it to prevent injuries such as burns and asphyxiation.
  • Gel Ice blankets (aka water blankets, ice mats, gel ice blankets): Ice blankets can be filled simply with water or a combination of water and a PCM (phase change material) that will provide more longevity to the blanket. It can be cut into different sizes and wrapped around products to give complete 360-degree protection. This prevents hot spots, keeping things uniformly cold.

Contact us today for a quote.

Are you struggling to find a refrigerant for your cooler that actually stays cold? We’re here to help. When deciding how to keep your food, pharmaceuticals, or other products cold, you have four primary options: ice packs, regular ice, dry ice, and gel ice blankets for coolers.

 ice blanket coolers

  • Ice packs: These can be rigid or soft-sided. These containers are filled with water and a coagulant that allows the ice packs to stay both colder and for a longer period of time. There is no mess as they thaw and they are reusable.
  • Ice: Regular ice, or just frozen water, is widely available. Though it is usually cheaper than ice packs, ice makes a mess when it melts and can not be reused. Ice packs, dry ice & some gel ice blankets are all colder than ice.
  • Dry ice: When frozen, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a popular shipping option because carbon dioxide turns from a solid to a gas at average room temperatures. This means there’s no residue to clean up. However, it is expensive, not reusable and extremely cold (-109.3ºF/-78.5ºC). Therefore, the utmost care is needed when handling it to prevent injuries such as burns and asphyxiation.
  • Gel Ice blankets (aka water blankets, ice mats, gel ice blankets): Ice blankets can be filled simply with water or a combination of water and a PCM (phase change material) that will provide more longevity to the blanket. It can be cut into different sizes and wrapped around products to give complete 360-degree protection. This prevents hot spots, keeping things uniformly cold.

Three key features that make for a great ice blanket for coolers:

ice blankets for coolersEvery cooler requires a quality refrigerant to help keep your product or food chilled. However, there are so many different options to choose from that finding the right coolant can be a challenge.

  • Appropriately sized. Any good ice blanket for coolers should be just the right size for your cooler and product. The blanket should touch as much of your product as possible and fit properly in your cooler.
  • Long-lasting. Ice blankets last between 4 to 36 hours on average depending on the temperature of the product in the cooler, how long you freeze and thaw the gel blanket before use, the cooler temperature itself, the amount of gel blanket, and the mass of the product in the cooler. Air spaces can also contribute to this, so you must find one appropriate for your chosen trip length.
  • Food safe. All gel ice blankets should be made with non-toxic gel and plastic that won’t contaminate your food if it leaks.

What to love about flexible gel ice blankets for coolers

Flexible ice blankets for coolers are designed to wrap around your product even when the blanket is frozen, providing enhanced thermal protection of temperature-sensitive products. Ideal for various applications, these blankets have a freezing/melting point of 0°C and stay cold without leaking or spilling.

What you will love

  • Slim design. Perfect for lunch-sized coolers.
  • Stays frozen longer. Can stay cold for days.
  • Rapid freezing due to its unique shape and design.
  • Large surface area improves performance without adding weight.
  • Reusable ice equivalent.
  • BPA-free. Safe to use around food.
  • Affordable and budget-friendly
  • Soft-sided construction. Efficiently uses space within the cooler.

Three key features that make for a great ice blanket for coolers:

Every cooler requires a quality refrigerant to help keep your product or food chilled. However, there are so many different options to choose from that finding the right coolant can be a challenge.

  • Appropriately sized. Any good ice blanket for coolers should be just the right size for your cooler and product. The blanket should touch as much of your product as possible and fit properly in your cooler.
  • Long-lasting. Ice blankets last between 4 to 36 hours on average depending on the temperature of the product in the cooler, how long you freeze and thaw the gel blanket before use, the cooler temperature itself, the amount of gel blanket, and the mass of the product in the cooler. Air spaces can also contribute to this, so you must find one appropriate for your chosen trip length.
  • Food safe. All gel ice blankets should be made with non-toxic gel and plastic that won’t contaminate your food if it leaks.

What to love about flexible gel ice blankets for coolers

Flexible ice blankets for coolers are designed to wrap around your product even when the blanket is frozen, providing enhanced thermal protection of temperature-sensitive products. Ideal for various applications, these blankets have a freezing/melting point of 0°C and stay cold without leaking or spilling.

What you will love

  • Slim design. Perfect for lunch-sized coolers.
  • Stays frozen longer. Can stay cold for days.
  • Rapid freezing due to its unique shape and design.
  • Large surface area improves performance without adding weight.
  • Reusable ice equivalent.
  • BPA-free. Safe to use around food.
  • Affordable and budget-friendly
  • Soft-sided construction. Efficiently uses space within the cooler.

Applications

Whether using for a small product payload or wrapping a full pallet load, ice water blankets are easily scalable to a wide range of sizes. Our flexible water ice blankets provide temperature control for shipping sensitive products where scalability and uniform cold is needed—ideal for parcels where space may be an issue.

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Lab Samples
  • Meal Kits & Prepared Foods
  • Vaccines
  • Poultry and Seafood
  • Candy & Chocolates

Product Features

These unique ice blankets for coolers are made of connected pouches that are flexible when frozen and deliver consistent thermal protection. They can be wrapped around objects to mold to the shipment and eliminate thermal “dead zones.”

  • Usable for small parcels of refrigerated or frozen products (even under extreme ambient conditions)
  • Can be refrozen and reused for added savings
  • Stays cold and does not release fluids when thawed
  • Product also offers even weight distribution that will not shift during shipping
  • Can be warmed to prevent the product from freezing
  • The product is leakproof to avoid water damage. The water remains inside the cells, even under significant pressure

Options for Temp Aid Gel Blanket

Our ice blankets currently come in two sizes: 7” x 10” and 10”x 14”, but can be ordered in custom lengths, gel pocket sizes, and more. 

Product NumberSizeUnits/CaseCases/Pallet
WB8727X10-907″ x 10″9042
WB87210X14-4514'' x 10'4542

If you are looking for the best gel ice blankets to wrap around your products, for medical distribution or to sell in your retail store, contact us today for a quote.

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