New Reusable Insulated Container Optimizes Storage and Distribution of Dry Ice and Perishables

Innovative new bulk container provides optimal footprint and internal cube utilization, prolongs dry ice sublimation


A leading provider of temperature assurance packaging, the Sonoco ThermoSafe unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) is now offering a new reusable bulk insulated container. With a storage capacity of 440 liters for storage and distribution of perishables and dry ice, it comes in a 1,200 mm x 800 mm footprint.

“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,” says Joe Laxamana, general manager of Sonoco ThermoSafe’s reusable bulk insulated container business.

“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,” adds Niall Lehane, general manager for Sonoco ThermoSafe – Europe/Asia. “With a 440-liter storage capacity, our new container maximizes storage for both European and UK dry ice blocks.”

Benefits such as optimal footprint and internal cube utilization, in conjunction with the improved dry ice sublimation performance, deliver 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 marks the latest addition to ThermoSafe’s range of reusable bulk insulated containers, which ranges from 113 to 2,095 liters (4 to 74 cubic feet) of storage capacity. More information on Sonoco ThermoSafe’s reusable bulk insulated containers can be obtained at

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.

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