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TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. Releases Environmentally Friendly Cold Box for One-Way Use
Box for Transporting Pharmaceutical Products that Maintains a Constant Internal Temperature for 72 Hours with an Ambient Temperature of 30˚C

May 15, 2017

DigitalHybrid Company TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD. (“TOPPAN FORMS” hereunder) will begin to market an environmentally friendly cold box for one-way use on May 15. This box features a unique (patent-pending) method of inserting the heat insulator to improve sealing performance, which enables it to maintain an internal temperature of 0 to 25˚C for up to 72 hours when the ambient temperature is 30˚C. The cold box is made of paper, while the insulator is made of a paper-derived material that can be disposed of as general combustible waste. It enables the use of non-temperature-controlled delivery services, which is less expensive than refrigerated delivery services, for sending goods from any part of Japan to destinations at home or abroad. The box is mainly intended to transport pharmaceutical products.

Background

The pharmaceutical industry is seeing a trend toward stricter transportation quality control, with guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) established and applied globally. This has increased the importance of transporting pharmaceutical products at an appropriate temperature. It is expected that pharmaceutical manufacturers will be required to manage the transport of their products more strictly and quality control will be a business challenge for them.

Features

  • 1. The product enables constant temperature for transport, maintaining an internal temperature of 0 to 25˚C for up to 72 hours when the ambient temperature is 30˚C.
  • 2. The box can be easily assembled and disassembled. This means it can be stored without taking up a lot of space and disassembled quickly for disposal.
  • 3. A paper-derived material is used for the heat insulator, allowing it to be disposed of as combustible waste after use.
  • 4. TOPPAN FORMS’ unique method of inserting the heat insulator keeps the cold box sealed tightly, enabling many hours of cold transport.

Reference prices

・72-hour package with a capacity of approx. 11 liters (1 kg refrigerant x 4): ¥¥1,700 (tax excluded)
・24-hour package with a capacity of approx. 16 liters (1 kg refrigerant x 2): ¥850 (tax excluded)
Both of the above prices apply to the production of 1,000 boxes and include prices for a heat insulator and cold box (cardboard).

Future development

Taking advantage of its know-how on constant temperature transport that uses MechaCool, a high-performance refrigerant, TOPPAN FORMS will strive to expand the market of constant temperature transport as a leading company in temperature control solutions. The company aims to achieve sales of this product at 200 million yen for 2017.

  • * “MechaCool” is a registered trademark of TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
  • * “DigitalHybrid” is currently being filed for registered trademark by TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
  • * Other specified product names, etc. are the registered trademarks or trademarks of companies.
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