Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Envoy CRT of Pre-Qualified Shippers

Sonoco ThermoSafe®, Mallow, Ireland, a unit of Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, and a global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched controlled room temperature (CRT) versions of its Envoy® Series of pre-qualified shippers. The Envoy Series is a solution for maintaining pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other high-value products within a specified temperature range during transport.

The addition of the 15-25 degrees C (CRT) temperature range specifically addresses the recently implemented European GDP (good distribution practice) regulations. With the addition of the CRT range, the Envoy Series now offers a complete suite of solutions for frozen, refrigerated, and CRT shipping applications.

"Our customers are now required to ship room temperature drugs in a temperature controlled shipper," said Niall Lehane, GM, Sonoco ThermoSafe Europe. "This extension to Envoy shippers provides our customers with the assurance they need to conform to regulations at an economical price point. Furthermore, the products initially will be available from our Mallow, Ireland, and Duren, Germany, facilities. Availability from additional global sites is part of our future plans."

The Envoy CRT Series currently consists of four sizes ranging from 4.5 liters to 40 liters, with additional sizes to be added. All Envoy shipping systems are pre-qualified to Sonoco ThermoSafe's real-world ISCsilver® ambient profile to ensure compliance to GDP regulations. Additionally, the shippers will maintain the payload's temperature between 15-25 degrees C for a minimum of two days.