The 35th Air Cargo News Awards
Over 240 industry figures came together on Friday 26th April at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel near Heathrow to honour and celebrate those companies who have invested in providing great customer service, operational excellence and innovative technologies.
Polar Thermal were well represented, showcasing their PolarPod modular system for the first time.
Both the conference and awards were organised by Air Cargo News.
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Pod range of pallet shippers has been introduced to complement our reusable
pallet shipper range for cold chain logistics. The range has been
developed to reflect customer demand for a single use modular system that
provides excellent performance. The systems combine a number of
technologies ensuring safe transport, by land and air, of perishable products
in 3 categories:
- Deep Frozen: -18 to -14°C
- Chilled: +2 to +8°C
- Ambient: +15 to +25°C
systems come in 3 sizes:
- 1500 x 1200 x 1000 (1.5 m3 internal capacity)
- 800 x 1200 x 1000 (1 m3 internal capacity)
- 400 x 1200 x 1000 (1/2 m3 internal capacity)
The tri-wall cardboard shell
combines with a liner made from insulated foil wrapped Polartherm™ fibre and
appropriate coolants/gel packs/phase change packs to deliver fantastic results
over 30, 48 and 72 hours.
The new Polartherm insulating blanket owes its origins to the US space programme.
Independent trials at Cambridge Refrigeration Technology’s proving labs have shown that Polartherm material has the best thermal insulating profile in its class, revealing a thermal conduction value of 1.19W/m 2 K.
For the air freight industry, the company supplies high integrity liners for LD3, LD7 and LD9 configurations that are collapsible and reusable. These passive liners offer an alternative to other more bulky, battery-powered systems.
Currently, supermarket clients are shipping fresh produce to Dubai and Hong Kong from the UK without additional temperature controls. Cold blocks may be used for extended thermal performance, but typically a LD3 container will maintain 2-4⁰C for 32 hours in ambient temperatures of up to 35⁰C.
For pallet loads, the Tranzcube is a versatile cover offering a lightweight insulation jacket and a high density, lightweight rugged, poly pallet base, bringing immediate benefits to the storage and transportation of frozen, chilled, hot or ambient products. In tests with the Royal Navy, such covers have kept a pallet of –22⁰C frozen foods at a stable temperature, with minimal loss of 4⁰C over a ten hour journey at an ambient 30⁰C.
See here in our test facility undergoing pre -production temperature testing is our new PolarLite, one trip and recyclable integral pallet shipper.
Weighing in at just under 20 Kg. PolarLite is self stacking and offers enormous weight advantage over bulky, powered insulation systems for air or road transport.
Dimensions: H. 1.5M, suitable for Euro pallet format, Imperial or US specs. Weight Limit up to 800Kg
Tested Temperature profile: 30 Hours in+30° C ambient, 2-8° C contents.
Ideal for those shipments requiring temperature control with disposability, the new, lightweight PolarFoil, One-Trip LD3 liner will fit the bill., the liner is quick to erect and is self sealing. Temperature profile: 30Hrs at +30 Deg.C , contents kept at -2 to -4 Deg C
The latest LD3 is a totally new design and upgrades one piece system, which is self standing and has just the one door with zip closure.
These latest LD3 Polar Thermal blankets will protect produce 2C to 8C for 72 hours in +30C.
It’s a one piece system, with many upgrades and features that assist with an increased performance of upto 72 hours 2C to 8C .The system is self standing inside the AKE Bin, and for reverse logistics, six can be returned inside one bin