Understanding Safe Temperature Ranges for Temperature-Controlled Shipments

From insulin treatments to meal kits, more temperature-sensitive shipments than ever are being shipped across the country to your door.If those shipments get too hot (or too cold), they will lose potency or spoil and need to be discarded. These shipments require packaging materials designed to keep those items within their safe temperature range. Understanding the safe temperature range for a product allows packaging engineers to design a custom pack-out with the right amount and arrangement of coolant and insulation to protect it. Read on to learn more about the most common safe temperature ranges across life sciences and food. RefrigeratedA common shipping temperature range is 2-8°C or 35.6-46.4°F. Numerous vaccines and biologics are shipped in this range to extend shelf life and prevent damage to the active ingredients. Often these treatments include…