FedEx has expanded its temperature-controlled packaging options, unveiling a product that will keep goods within a range of 2 degrees to 8 degrees Celsius for up to 96 hours without using gel packs or dry ice.
The environmentally friendly option, which was built by NanoCool and is targeted at the healthcare industry, can achieve its lowest temperature in minutes and includes a specially designed cooling system, according to FedEx.
“The demand for global temperature-controlled shipping is growing quickly and FedEx Healthcare Solutions is growing right along with it,” FedEx’s Carl Asmus said in a statement. “With our new cold shipping packaging option, FedEx customers who ship items that require a temperature controlled environment have peace of mind knowing their shipments are in the custodial control of the secure FedEx network.”
FedEx officials say the new system requires no pre-cooling by the shipper, boasts lighter packaging than more traditional options, and limits packaging waste. - Jon Ross