Smurfit Kappa reveals sustainable solution for cooled transport
Smurfit Kappa has developed TCPack, a “100% sustainable and reusable” solution that allows transport at controlled temperatures.
The new product, created in collaboration with Cork Bio Solutions, includes an insulating layer which is made of cellulose, rather than plastic. These cork plates act as the ‘engine’ of the box that absorbs, holds and releases the cold if the temperature inside the box requires it.
Regarding the challenge presented by the R&D process behind TCPack, Smurfit Kappa said: “Transporting refrigerated products with high added value and monitoring the temperature throughout the entire supply chain today remains very difficult for many companies. If the product arrives refrigerated, this is not a guarantee that it has never exceeded its temperature range throughout the entire cold chain. This can have serious, harmful consequences.”
Source: Packaging Europe