Sonoco ThermoSafe offers new reusable insulated container

Optimizes storage and transportation of dry ice and perishable goods across global markets

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Arlington Heights, Ill. – Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new reusable bulk insulated container featuring a 1,200 mm x 800 mm footprint and 440 liters of storage capacity for storing and distributing dry ice and perishable goods globally.

“Our latest bulk insulated container uses advanced technologies in foam adhesion and sidewall construction design, yielding a significant improvement in prolonging dry ice sublimation. Additionally, our innovative lid seal and gasket design greatly minimize moisture infiltration, yielding dry ice pellets of superior quality,” said Joe Laxamana, general manager of Sonoco ThermoSafe’s reusable bulk insulated container business.

Niall Lehane, general manager for Sonoco ThermoSafe – Europe/Asia, added, “The 1,200 mm x 800 mm footprint of the new container allows for better cube utilization of trucks in a variety of global regions. With a 440-liter storage capacity, our new container maximizes storage for both European and UK dry ice blocks.”

The optimal footprint and internal cube utilization, along with the improved dry ice sublimation performance, provide a reusable storage and distribution container that reduces operating cost of ownership, maximizes return on investment and preserves the quality of dry ice and perishable goods.

This container is the latest addition to ThermoSafe’s reusable bulk insulated container product line, which ranges from 113 to 2,095 liters (4 to 74 cubic feet) of storage capacity. For more information regarding Sonoco ThermoSafe’s reusable bulk insulated containers, visit thermosafe.com, or call +1 800-526-3244 (Americas) or +353 2255112 (Europe).

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. Its shipping solutions mitigate risk for customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North 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 thermosafe.com.

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 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.