va-Q-tec Passive Pallet Containers Approved For Transport On United Airlines

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 08/05/2013

East Rutherford, New Jersey, August 6, 2013, va-Q-tec USA Inc. today announced that it has been approved for transport by United Cargo and the carrier will accept the va-Q-tainer container line for use within its TempControl and EXP product lines. The va-Q-tainers: va-Q-tainer USx, va-Q-tainer XL, and the va-Q-tainer Euro pallet deliver leading-edge passive capabilities to transport high value products by air on more than 150 wide body aircraft across United’s unrivaled global network. Va-Q-tec provides a global depot network, well-suited to support United and its customers with access to distribution points and fulfillment services worldwide.

The high performing va-Q-tainer will be offered as a United Cargo passive product providing customers with a unique set of capabilities not available amongst competing passive containers. Shippers can use the va-Q-tainer with fully-monitored, top boarding priority, just-in-time running as the structured TempControl product or as traditional air freight handling within the United EXP product offering.

Speaking for va-Q-tec, Dominic Hyde, Managing Director commented "We are delighted that United Cargo has selected the va-Q-tainer rental system to extend their TempControl product range. The availability of va-Q-tec’s high performance passive solutions within the United Cargo network creates a new and competitive service offering for low risk global distribution of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products."

The va-Q-tainer has been qualified to more than 120 hours of performance at both extreme summer and winter profiles, using a single configuration pack-out for refrigerated shipments, providing the lowest complexity passive shipping solution to the customer. The va-Q-tainer range is also capable of shipping at deep frozen, frozen, refrigerated, and control room temperature ranges by simply replacing the appropriate phase change materials. These capabilities combined with United Cargo services and va-Q-tec’s global depot network guarantee that healthcare and pharmaceutical products receive the highest level of handling and protection, ensuring that the products arrive at their destination excursion free and within the required temperature range.

Temperature monitoring and real time track and trace capabilities have become increasingly important to the global shipper, va-Q-tainer rental customers have the options to receive internal/external temperature data and globally track their product. va-Q-tec has demonstrated significant market leadership and technological advancement by integrating these devices into the va-Q-tainer range which have been accepted by United Cargo.

About va-Q-tec USA Inc.

va-Q-tec offers a wide range of temperature controlled packaging, products and the global "Load and Go" container rental services supporting the healthcare and pharmaceutical market including pallet sized containers, packaging for clinical trial materials, and pharmaceutical packaging. These single configuration products are offered for deep frozen, frozen, refrigerated, and CRT temperature ranges. The company also offers cost effective customized vacuum insulation panels (VIPs), heat & cool storage elements containing phase change materials (PCMs). With VIPs and PCMs, they are able to offer environmentally friendly thermal solutions for almost every packaging need.

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 08/05/2013

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