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[post_date] => 2017-01-18 09:29:12
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[post_content] => US-headquartered World Courier has unveiled the Cocoon, "a new packaging solution for pallet-sized shipments that will reduce transport costs and maintain temperature up to 40 per cent longer than comparable products". The first product from the company's new Climate Optimisation Research & Engineering (CORE) Labs, this "passive pallet shipper" is composed of "unique honeycomb vacuum-insulated panels" and "weighs 15-to-30 per cent less than comparable packaging products".
Designed to handle both Euro and US pallet sizes, the Cocoon, which requires no external power source during transit, supports three temperature range requirements, viz -15°C to -25°C; +2°C to +8°C; and +15°C to +25°C. Moreover, the vacuum-insulated panels, coupled with the Cocoon's phase change materials, "provide a high-level of thermal protection and stability" for temperature-sensitive products throughout long-distance deliveries.
For example, World Courier reports, "a Cocoon packaging solution maintained its internal temperature throughout a two-week delivery from Austria to Baghdad, Iraq, which included 10 days of storage in uncontrolled warehouse temperatures".
"With Cocoon, we're able to address a need that was introduced to us by our customers and provide shippers with a cost-effective, temperature-controlled packaging solution for large-scale, high-value shipments being transported long distances," says World Courier president John Butler. "As the demand for time- and temperature-sensitive transport increases, Cocoon delivers maximum reliability, quality and performance at the greatest value."
"The development of Cocoon, which started as a conversation with our customers and resulted in a collaborative effort to create a novel solution that addresses their needs, is exactly what we envisioned we'd be able to accomplish when we launched CORE Labs," adds Doug Cook, president of global specialty logistics at parent firm AmerisourceBergen. "Whether it's data-backed recommendations or thermal packaging solutions, we're providing shippers with resources to help them make more informed and cost-efficient decisions across their entire portfolio of specialty logistics needs."
With more than 140 company-owned offices in over 50 countries worldwide, World Courier describes itself as "a global specialty logistics company that designs world-class supply chain programmes in complete alignment with customers' business goals". Furthermore, this past July it became "one of the first specialty logistics companies" to receive Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
[post_title] => World Courier: Enter the Cocoon
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World Courier: Enter the Cocoon