Koolit® and KoolTemp® Disposal

Refrigerants

Bricks

What is it?        

Koolit® foam bricks consist of water saturated foam encased in a plastic pouch.  All Koolit refrigerants are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not intended for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: To recycle, simply cut open a foam brick and dispose of its solid content in the normal waste stream. The pouch may be recycled in centers that accept plastic.

Gels

What is it?

Koolit® gel packs consist of a water soluble starch or cellulose in a plastic pouch.  All Koolit refrigerants are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not intended for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: To recycle, simply cut open a thawed gel pack and dispose of its liquid content in the normal waste stream. The pouch may be recycled in centers that accept plastic.

Bottles

What is it?

Koolit® bottles consist of a water soluble starch or cellulose in a plastic molded bottle.  All Koolit refrigerants are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not intended for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: To recycle, simply cut open a thawed gel pack and dispose of its liquid content in the normal waste stream. The plastic bottle may be recycled in centers that accept plastic.

PCMs (Phase Change Materials)

What is it?

Koolit® Refrigerant PCMs consist of an organic oil-based phase change material, similar to mineral oil, in a plastic pouch.  All Koolit refrigerant PCMs are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: We recommend and encourage these PCMs be reused or returned to CCT. PCMs are oils that, while may be safe for disposal, must meet all Federal, State and Local regulations. If they are to be disposed, we recommend that local oil recyclers be contacted for proper handling.

Insulated Containers

Reuse of all Koolit® Refrigerants

For non-qualified applications, all Koolit Refrigerants are reusable as long as there are no signs of damage.  For qualified applications they must also meet the original manufacturing specifications (weight & dimensions) to successfully be reusable.  To verify these specifications, an internal quality program should be implemented.

Typically shelf-life of most of Koolit Refrigerant products is 12 months from the date of manufacture which is printed on each individual unit.  Storage and use conditions can increase or decrease this time considerably.

For more information, please contact us at 1-800-370-8566 or info@coldchaintech.com.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

What is it?

KoolTemp® EPS containers are, in the broadest sense, a 100% recyclable lightweight rigid cellular plastic that contain 98% air and is completely inert.  Most of these products are encased in a 100% paper-board corrugated box.  All KoolTemp EPS containers are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not intended for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: KoolTemp EPS containers can be disposed of in the normal waste stream, reused or recycled.  EPS may be brought to designated drop-off locations, recycling centers that accept polystyrene (#6), or sent to mail-back locations.  EPS may also be safely combusted according to federal, state and local regulations; it releases water vapor, carbon dioxide, and trace levels of ash.  For a detail review of EPS and the environment please visit our manufacturer partner’s website www.reuseps.com.

Polyurethane (PUR)

What is it?

KoolTemp® PUR containers are made of rigid polyurethane.  They do not contain CFCs and HCFCs which are known to reduce the atmospheric ozone.  Most of these products are encased in a 100% paper-board corrugated box.  All KoolTemp PUR containers are made of high quality, non-toxic materials but are not intended for human consumption.

Recommended Disposal: KoolTemp PUR containers can be disposed of in the normal waste stream, recycled or reused.  For more information on recycling please visit www.plasticsmarkets.org.

Reuse of all KoolTemp® Insulated Containers

For non-qualified applications, all KoolTemp Insulated Containers are reusable as long as there are no signs of damage.  For qualified applications they must also meet the original manufacturing specifications (weight & dimensions) to successfully be reusable.  To verify these specifications, an internal quality program should be implemented.

Typically shelf-life of most of KoolTemp Insulated Containers is 12 months from the date of manufacture which is printed on each individual unit.  Storage and use conditions can increase or decrease this time considerably.

For more information, please contact us at 1-800-370-8566 or info@coldchaintech.com.