We`re Polar Thermal

ABOUT US

Polar Thermal Packaging Ltd manufacture a range of temperature control insulated systems. They include transport packaging for blood products, food, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and many other specialist applications. Our entry in to the thermal control market came following a request by the Ministry of Defence to solve the problem of frozen food melting at the dockside. Since then our CEO Paul Harrison and the team, have put their design skills and entrepreneurial flair to good use, making applications for the National Blood Service, Van den Berg Oils, DHL, Excel Global Logistics, Marks and Spencer, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer to name but a few.

Our primary target markets are Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Organisations, Health Service Providers, Perishable Food Distributors and Logistics Companies, although our range of unique products are easily transferable to many other industries and service sectors.

We believe we have the best performing British product in its field, and all our products are manufactured at our Wiltshire based factory. All systems are reusable and have a two year guarantee.

WORLDWIDE

Our products are now used throughout the world – we are continually exploring new markets and seeking partners that share our vision. If this is you then please get in touch!

PERFECT RESULTS

In recent testing by NHS England our products scored 100/100 – our closest competitor scored 87. Why? Because whilst many products may be made to look like ours they do not use the same materials nor do they have our British workmanship

FIT FOR PURPOSE

Our products have been deployed in the harshest and most testing environments and proved themselves – whether it is constant daily use in UK hospitals or in conflict-zones like Afghanistan you can be assured of effective and durable service.

Front Office

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Chief Executive

Paul is the founder and leader of Polar Thermal - he has built a reputation as a problem solver with a 'can do' attitude. Paul has an old-school view on integrity and values getting the job done.

Alex Porter

Alex Porter

Commercial Director

Alex is an experienced manager tasked with driving the business forward as it continues to grow.

Jemma Griffiths

Jemma Griffiths

Office Manager

Jemma runs the office with a firm hand, keeps the staff and the books in order. If you want anything done Jemma is the person to start with.

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Who'se Counting?

UK Clients
Projects Delivered
NHS Score
Awards

Services

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

At our world class manufacturing facility in Warminster, UK we produce nearly all of our products using state-of-the-art equipment operated by highly skilled, time-served staff. It is not our policy to contract out, and we stand over everything that we supply.

Design

Design

We provide a full design service as well as designing and developing our own products.

Test Facility

Test Facility

We have full in-house testing facilities up to 6 metres x 3 metres - temperatures from -40°C to +40°C.

From the Blog

Polar LD3

Paul Harrison – MD

At the TCS&D Show Paul Harrison talks to Media Studios about the liner for the ADE LD3 Container

Supporting the NHS

Polar Thermal will be at P4H England on Thursday 4th July at the NEC in Birmingham. Come and see us on Stand 4 in the NHS Procurement Pavilion.

This year Polar Thermal is a Bronze Sponsor of the event – more and more NHS Trusts are plugging in to our framework agreement and taking the products that scored 100% in NHS Testing.

We will have a range of our NHS Approved products on display and will be offering our new online purchase order system to all qualified oraganisations – just ask Jemma or Alex when you get there.

If you haven’t already registered go to https://www.p4hengland.co.uk and get it done!

Star of the Show

Paul Harrison, MD of Polar Thermal, found himself and company mascot Marco Polo in demand at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition in Peterborough this week.

Media, trade visitors and exhibitors focused in on Polar’s green credentials with PolarDotBox™, PolarPod™ and PolarLD3 all creating a stir.

Marco Polo – at home in an LD3 liner

Air Cargo News Conference & Awards

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. 
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital (website, E-Newsletters, apps & social media) as well as events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.
Air Cargo News is published monthly. Editorial focuses on in-depth data, analyses, features, interviews and reports while our highly successful digital products bring breaking news and immediate information to our large global audience.

Single Use Pallet Shipper Offers up to 72 Hours Insulation

The Polar 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

The 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.

Space industry behind new insulating blanket

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 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.

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