The corona pandemic continues to grip the world. We didn’t intend to talk about this ever-present topic again, but our SOFTENOL® helps fight the pandemic – a good reason to take another look at this subject.
Corona developed into a pandemic with incredible force and brought the world to a standstill. It soon became clear that hygiene measures alone are not enough to combat the virus. The current hope is to vaccinate comprehensively so that the virus does not have a chance to mutate. Some promising vaccines have already been released and are currently on their way to the vaccination stations.
But transporting the vaccines is a logistical challenge! A constant temperature of -70° C must be guaranteed without electricity. The company Schaumaplast Reilingen GmbH recognized this early on and researched to develop a suitable Styrofoam box. The result is a product that meets the requirements using dry ice.
To achieve this top performance, the Styrofoam box must withstand extreme demands. With transport routes of up to five days, all factors have to fit together perfectly. In addition, repeated drops of the box from a height of several metres must not cause any damage. Even the smallest cracks in the material affect the cooling performance and thus the effectiveness of the vaccine.