Emirates SkyCargo launches next generation cold chain protection
Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has launched a next-generation version of its innovative protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products.
Known as White Cover Advanced, it uses DuPont’s patented Tyvek® material made of high density polyethylene to form a strong protective barrier against fluctuating external temperatures as well as direct sunlight. The material is also resistant to water which prevents moisture damage; its design also enables it to be very breathable to reduce condensation. It is also environmentally friendly and is 100 percent recyclable.
While the White Cover is used in the carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, White Cover Advanced offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.
Weighing no more than three kilograms for Emirates’ largest passenger aircraft pallet, the special sheet completely encloses the shipment and allows for cooling during transportation and cold storage. Application is also very efficient, taking two people no more than eight minutes to wrap a pallet.
Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide Senior VP Henrik Ambak said: “The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over $1 trillion annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products.
“They must be kept within different control room temperature (CRT) bands in accordance with the revised EU Good Distribution Practice. The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation.”