Kite Packaging has unveiled a paper-based, recyclable chilled packaging solution that is 69% recycled and FSC approved.
Kite says that its new solution is an alternative to foil and polystyrene liners while boasting the same thermal properties: keeping the contents of a box below 0 degrees Celsius for 35 hours when used with a coolant.
This thermal lining is reportedly 100% recyclable, low-cost and able to boast the same temperature controlling qualities as polystyrene.
The company conducted a series of externally verified tests with the aim of confirming this, reportedly revealing that at room temperature (23°C), the corrugated liners can keep the contents of a box below 0°c for 35 hours while being used in conjunction with our gel packs.
The BC flute corrugation also provides shock absorption alongside thermal regulation to protect products from both damage and changes in temperature that may affect their integrity.
The liners are comprised of two pads for the top and bottom box faces and different-sized packs for each side. When fitted to match the interior of the corresponding sized carton, every surface area of the box is thermally lined with a material designed to resist the influence of external conditions.
Kite also supplies ice sheets, gel packs, thermal pallet covers, temperature-controlled pouches for smaller items, and temperature indicators to gauge when a maximum threshold may have been breached.