Emirates SkyCargo launches next-gen cool chain cover

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a next-generation version of its protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, including pharmaceuticals.

The new product, called White Cover Advanced, weighs just 3kg, and completely encloses the shipment allowing for cooling during transportation and cold storage.

Applying the sheet to a pallet takes two people no more than eight minutes, said the airline said in a statement.

White Cover Advanced uses DuPont’s patented Tyvek material made of high density polyethylene to form a tough protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight.

The material is water resistant to prevent moisture damage while breathable, thereby reducing condensation and dryness. It is also 100% recyclable.

The White Cover is primarily used in the Middle East carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, but also offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.

“The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over $1trn annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products,” explained Henrik Ambak, senior vice president of Emirates’ cargo operations worldwide.

“They must be kept within different CRT bands in accordance with the revised European Union’s Good Distribution Practice. The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation,” he added.

The carrier’s range of advanced protective techniques and solutions in transporting perishable products include: Cool Chain Premium, Cool Chain Advanced and Cool Chain Standard, each of which is designed to meet specific requirements of customers.