At the TCS&D Show Paul Harrison talks to Media Studios about the ethos of Polar Thermal and how that translates to the design, development and manufacturing at their UK factory in Warminster.
OK, so the real work goes on upstairs in our factory, but we are the ones you will be talking to!
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From the Blog
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"The systems they made impressed me on multiple levels. I have been very happy about the whole process and they have done a great job. They was fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful with our questions!”
"We have been using the Nurse's Clamshell Vaccine Bags for sever years now and they give us peace of mind - they do exactly what they are supposed to do!”
NHS Trust, NHS Trust - Scotland
“I have complete confidence in Paul and his team - we use their systems for cold chain air cargo and they are excellent. Paul is particularly good at solving problems - an idea partner - thanks”
Logistics Manager, Major UK Logistics Company