Thermal Insulation

Cold chain distribution is designed to keep temperature-sensitive products in good condition through the distribution chain. Smithers Pira evaluates new packaging designs for their cold chain compliance using standard or bespoke environmental test conditions, including both temperature and humidity cycling.

Standard testing can be performed as detailed in ASTM D3103 "Standard Test Method for Thermal Insulation Quality of Packages". This test method covers the determination of the thermal insulation quality of a package and the thermal stability of its contents when exposed to variable ambient temperature conditions.