In 2013 the European Commission published a set of “Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Guidelines of Medicinal Products for Human Use”, intended to improve the quality of pharmaceuticals. Since then it has been mandatory to ensure a constant temperature in the storage and transportation of any medication which is subject to cooling requirements. Moreover, this needs to be done uninterruptedly throughout the supply chain between the wholesaler and the pharmacist.
This precise temperature control is made possible through artificial insulation of the wool. Perforation within the inner protective film increases the oxygen exchange of the wool, thus warranting a sufficiently cool temperature of the packaged product. Compared with thermal packaging made from polystyrene, a LifeGuardian box is a quarter of the size and half its weight, while also providing 25 per cent more space for the product.
As well as insulated packaging for pharmaceutical products, Woolcool also makes boxes for the transportation of fresh food. Meat and organic products, in particular, can thus be transported and stored below 5°C for up to 48 hours without compromising quality.