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Sonoco ThermoSafe Awarded “Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology”

By October 28, 2016December 30th, 2020General, Member News


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., U.S. – Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, is pleased to announce its Certis Platform of Universal Parcel Shippers has been awarded First Place as “Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology” at the IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum. The LD7 Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper was honored as a Runner-Up.

As the largest and most recognized annual industry event, the IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum honors and celebrates innovative, thought leading professionals and organizations that have exceeded industry standards. The Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year award is a software, solution or platform that is breaking new ground in the temperature-controlled arena; offering new levels of supply chain visibility, improved product quality and compliance, and/or reduced costs and temperature excursions.

The Certis Platform of Universal Parcel Shippers are ideal for one-way shipments of temperature-sensitive products and utilize the same universal pack-out configuration regardless of season for refrigerated, CRT and frozen solutions for both 72 hour and 120 hour durations. The product has been designed to offer operational efficiency and ease of personnel training using ZERO Bench Time® technology and same pack-out configuration across durations. The shippers optimize inventory and provide lowest total cost of ownership utilizing only three types of bricks and eight shippers to create 24 shipping solutions across temperature ranges and duration.

The LD7 Quarter PMC Pallet Shipper delivers industry leading performance, driven by innovative new technology, and offers design simplicity. The patent pending design features unique “L” shaped insulation panels that eliminate corner leaks and drastically reduce edge leaks through interlocking design. In addition, ConvecTECH™ dispersion panels promote natural convection and enable simple pack-out procedures. These innovative new technologies have improved the thermal performance capabilities of a passive pallet shipper while drastically simplifying the pack-out procedures. Furthermore, the LD7 Quarter PMC passive pallet shipper optimized the footprint within a wide-body aircraft further reducing costs.

About Sonoco ThermoSafe
Sonoco ThermoSafe is a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room-temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found at

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in more than 330 operations in 35 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at

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