Rugged reusable packaging system for
frozen, refrigerated & CRT products

A complete, low-cost solution qualified for 48 hours to the ISTA 7D temperature profile and ISTA 3A for drop and vibration

The TempAid Rugged 48 Hour Qualified Shipper is a reusable solution designed and tested to maintain exact temperature requirements for vaccines, specialty pharmaceuticals, and other temperature sensitive products. As its name implies, the rugged design is manufactured and tested against numerous tough conditions to be returned and reused multiple times while keeping temperature consistency.

Designed around the requirements for transporting Covid-19 vaccines, two temperature options are currently qualified and available at -20°C (-15°C to -25°C) or +5°C (2°C to 8°C) with the ability to qualify to additional requirements.

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Qualified to ISTA Standards

The TempAid Rugged solution has been qualified for 48 hours to the ISTA 7D temperature profile and ISTA 3A for drop and vibration. As an ISTA member organization we conform to specific requirements that support regulatory needs in multiple industries.

This qualification process enables the solution to use less refrigerant, reduce container weight, minimize pack-out failures, and give you a faster time-to-market.

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Robust and Recyclable

The rugged solution includes a standard EPS (expanded polystyrene) with an EPP (bio-stable polypropylene foam) outer shell which not only provides lightweight insulation but provides durability. EPP is known for its ability to bounce back from dents and dings making it perfect as a multiuse product. It is also recyclable as a Class 7 curbside material. Both units use a tongue and groove design to seal the lid with the base.

Durable PCM Plates

The refrigerants include 14 PCM plates. The rigid shell allows for repeat use thousands of times without effecting the shape or performance unlike standard, flexible gel packs that need to be replaced after each use. The PCM is packaged in a high-density polyethylene container and is engineered to maintain precise temperatures for extended periods and lower probability of damage.

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A complete reusable packaging system for transporting frozen, refrigerated and CRT products

Each qualified solution includes the EPS insulated container, EPP outer shell, 14 PCM plates with complete documentation along and support from our lab and engineering team. The solution has been designed by our in-house team to reduce shipping costs by optimizing the system weight and size.

Thanks to the tested temperature stability and the durability of the EPP outer shell, the solution may be used hundreds of times in a closed loop distribution system, such as those used for pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and biologics.


The TempAid Rugged Qualified Solutions include the outer corrugate, EPP outer shell, EPS insulated cooler and 14 PCM gels. testing data and pack out diagrams are available upon request.

Part Number Description Dimensions
OT-100EPP Outer Corrugated Box 20.25’’ x 15.625’’ x 17.5’’
033-0100 Inner Corrugated Payload Box 11.5” x 6.75” x 6.125”
1377100EPP EPP Outer Insulated Cooler 20.25’’ x 15.6’’ x 17.25’ (Shell with lid)
1377100HD EPS Inner Insulated Cooler 18’’ x 13.31’’ x 15” (Cooler with lid)
PCM-L+5-BLUECH +5°C PCM Plates 8” x 6.25” x 1”
PCM-L-21-WHITECH -20°C PCM Plates 8” x 6.25” x 1”
*Models/part numbers may vary based on the temperature required and size of payload box. Additional sizes are available and can be prequalified upon request.


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