GLOSSARY: Thermal foil – wraps and blankets

Material used to passively control temperature in the transit of medicines. Often used to combat any temperature spikes experienced with airfreight.

Advantages: Acts a vapor barrier. The thermal control buffers external temp in a scientifically significant way. In combination with gel packs these wraps can allow for tarmac time to be extended slightly.

Limitations: Expensive, some stability profiles may need more buffering materials to accompany the thermal wraps.