LifeGuardian, the wool based, eco-friendly packaging system that the Staffordshire packaging experts say will save lives around the world is being officially unveiled at the Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe event which takes place at Messe Frankfurt Venue, Germany, 25 – 28 January.
Designed to save lives across the globe, LifeGuardian is also expected to create jobs in Staffordshire.
The packaging system is being officially unveiled at the Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe event, following three years of extensive scientific testing. The Frankfurt based event, described as the Cool Chain Logistics Summit, takes place between 25 and 28 January, 2016.
LifeGuardian has been tailored for the pharmaceutical industry from Woolcool who previously developed a mail order packaging system that has set new standards for the transportation of chilled and perishable food.
Using 100% pure, clean wool that is too coarse for clothing or other textiles, the company has devised a unique way of keeping medicines and food cool for longer.
This means temperature sensitive medicines can be kept for longer at an optimum 2-8⁰C during transportation across the globe.
“The World Health Organisation states that around half of all vaccines are unusable when they reach their destination because of packaging failure. Woolcool is making pharmaceutical companies rethink their packaging and this will save lives,” said managing director, Keith Spilsbury.
“Pharmaceutical companies are desperate to find a valid cold chain packaging solution as they now have to prove compliance with new European Union Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines.
“We are confident that Woolcool gives companies the solutions they have been waiting for.
“Woolcool is taking the need for temperature controlled packaging out of the equation. Our LifeGuardian insulated packaging liner can keep high risk medicines at the correct temperature for twice as long as industry standards.
“It hugely outperforms synthetic insulation, such as polystyrene and is extremely environmentally friendly
“Add to that the facts that, when compared to a standard box using polystyrene insulation, a LifeGuardian box is 25 per cent smaller, 50% lighter and still has 25% more space inside for the product.”
Woolcool’s founder Angela Morris, began researching the insulation properties of wool in 2003.
Further years of research, aided by Government research funding via Innovate UK, has led to the birth of LifeGuardian.
Pharmaceutical boxes currently make up around 10% of Woolcool’s business but forecasts state it will quickly overtake food, resulting in yet more new jobs at Woolcool’s base on the Walton Industrial Estate, Stone.
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