Who is the ISTA? The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is a non profit organisation which researches and tests various packaging formats. It develops also standards for the packaging transport industry. The ISTA are the industry leaders in package performance testing and are at the forefront of Responsible Transport Packaging. With extensive research and testing behind [...]
What is Temperature Mapping? Temperature Mapping is an auditing process for assessing temperature variations in a warehouse or storage facility along a three dimensional plain to ensure temperature control in the cold chain. The process may also be referred to as thermal mapping. It is mostly concerned with identifying hot spots and cold spots in […]
It was “World Environment Day” recently. So its revelant on this occassion to think about how your purchasing practices impact the environment. Manufacturers of foam products use chemicals … No suprise there! But while most of the companies in the world use “approved” chemicals, there is evidence that some companies in China use banned chemicals that harm the environment; specifically the ozone layer.
MicroLearning: A short overview of Australia’s TGA Good Wholesaling Practice. Australia’s version of a pharmaceutical Good Distribution Practice (GDP). When the TGAs Good Wholesaling Practice is compared to international GDPs it misses in some key elements. However it does have some solid requirements for cold chain distribution.
CoolPac, Australia’s leading pharmaceutical supplier of cold chain packaging, has gained accreditation to ISO 9001. CoolPac designs, manufactures and validates passive cold chain systems used in the transportation of pharmaceutical medicines.
A bit size summary of the WHO’s annex 9 on temperature mapping of storage areas for pharmaceuticals.
CoolPac is the biggest manufacturer / supplier of cold chain packaging in Australia. Their customers include major blue-chip pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers. CoolPac has been continually re-engineering their products and processes to make them the best in Australia and even surpase overseas compeditors.
“I thought we moulded containers and put them into cardboard boxes, but we do so much more”!
In terms of supply chain logistics, think for a moment the amount of effort that is normally involved with shipping items that need temperature controlled environments at all times. Using a standard courier is off the table, as you have no real way to guarantee that they’ll have the ability to offer what you’re looking […]
Changes in temperature can alter the chemical integrity of a large variety of products; that along with a myriad of variables can lead to speedy ripening, the proliferation of aggressive substances, oxidation, and a host of other factors. But there are very specific items that are most vulnerable to spoilage if their ideal temperature is […]