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Coldpack Certified by International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and Cemafroid for Highest Insulating Standards

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Coldpack Certified by International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and Cemafroid for Highest Insulating Standards

Coldpack Certified by International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and Cemafroid for Highest Insulating Standards

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coldpack, an innovative insulated packaging solutions leader, today announced it has received two new certifications substantiating its products’ ability to meet the industry’s highest insulating standards. The distinctions, provided by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and the French certification body, Cemafroid, underscore Coldpack’s commitment to the highest performing cold chain solutions for the shipping of temperature-sensitive products worldwide.

“Coldpack prides itself on the ability of its products to enable shippers of expedited perishables to protect the temperature, improve the presentation and extend the quality of their brands—all while reducing supply chain costs as well as its carbon footprint,” explains Coldpack CEO, Etienne P. Snollaerts. “We are proud to have received these prestigious certifications, which establish performance levels that ensure our clients valuable goods will survive the hazards of distribution and arrive in the condition intended.”

ISTA Certification Gives Highest Level of Credibility to Coldpack Performance Verification Processes

Coldpack has recently become a certified International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) test lab at its San Diego, Calif., facility. The location is certified to perform the industry standard ISTA Test Procedure 7D—a thermal performance test designed to evaluate the effects of external temperature exposure on packaged-products, and a means for the manufacturer to assure the safe arrival of packaged products to their destinations. The test is designed to measure the relative ability of a package to protect a product in conditions that simulate the shock and stress encountered during handling and transportation—including both the range and time of exposure to ambient temperature conditions of normally encountered conditions. The test can be conducted with or without temperature stabilizers, i.e. refrigerants, and with or without external temperature controlled packaging. Passing ISTA pre-shipment testing processes like Test Procedure 7D gives the highest level of credibility to the design, test and packaged-product performance verification process.

Distinction by Cemafroid, World Health Organization Proves Highest Manufacturing Standards

In addition, one of Coldpack’s newest products, the AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack, with the ability to maintain and transport temperature-sensitive immunizations and with designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an approved vaccine transportation provider—has been certified as compliant with ISO9001:2000 standards for manufacturing isothermal packaging by Cemafroid, according to the WHO’s program PQS E 04 for vaccine cold boxes and vaccine carriers.

Cemafroid is the official French World Health Organization laboratory. The company also acts as a certification body in the cold chain, evaluating manufacturers and test centers for transport of perishables. This certification is delivered under the control of the French ministry for agriculture, and applies to the food chain, as well as pharmacy and all other cold chains. The certification covers Coldpack’s San Diego, Calif., and Paris and Villejuif, France sites. Coldpack is actively pursuing ISO9001 certification for its San Diego and France facilities.

About Coldpack: Coldpack is an innovative insulated packaging company, which provides cold chain solutions for the shipping of temperature-sensitive products worldwide. Its primary product, AirLiner®, is a revolutionary inflatable, insulating liner that easily converts a corrugated box into a cooler. A smarter packaging solution than traditional foam products, AirLiner enables shippers of expedited perishables to protect the temperature, improving the presentation and extending the quality of their brands—all while reducing supply chain costs as well as the carbon footprint of businesses that choose the product. The technology, which was developed under a U.S. Department of Energy grant at a U.C. Lawrence Berkeley lab, has won numerous industry awards including the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Achievement Award, and the FPA Innovation Showcase’s Highest Achievement Award, Technical Innovation Gold Award and Environmental Achievement Gold Award.Originally founded in 2000, Coldpack’s United States operations are now located in a 25,000-square foot manufacturing facility in San Diego, Calif., with European offices in Paris, France. For more information, visit www.coldpacksystem.com.

Business Wire

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