Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
General Cold Chain Information
What is cold chain and why is it necessary?
Cold Chain refers to an uninterrupted flow of a temperature-controlled shipment from manufacturing through delivery to end-user. This requires knowledge and control of the shipping environment, package design, duration of the shipment(s) and critical control points throughout the process.
Cold chain is necessary to control product efficacy, product safety, and adhere to relevant regulatory requirements. Temperature-sensitive products that require cold chain solutions may include: pharmaceuticals, biological, diagnostic materials, lab samples, chemicals, and foods.
Insulated Shipping Containers Information
Are KoolTemp® molded EPS containers recyclable?
Yes, KoolTemp® molded EPS containers are recyclable. In the broadest sense, EPS is a 100% recyclable lightweight rigid cellular plastic that containers 98% air. It is completely inert. For a detail review of EPS and the environment, please visit our manufacturer partner’s website, Foam Fabricators, Inc. Click here for Foam Fabricator’s recycling brochure. EPS may be brought to designated drop-off locations, recycling centers that accept polystyrene (#6), or sent to mail-back locations.