Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are materials whose phase change can be designed to happen at a given temperature

Combinations of materials can be used to cool in a hot environment and warm in a cold environment.

Water-based cooling systems have long been used as a temperature control solution, as they are inexpensive, abundant, easy to handle and has a phase-change temperature of 0˚C. However, this approach lacks consistency and can only serve limited temperature ranges.

For example, ice at <0˚C can cool a refrigerated payload below its minimum acceptable temperature (+2.0˚C), especially when the environment is also below 0˚C. To avoid this requires careful design and procedural control. Add to that the other pharmaceutical products have different temperature conditions for which water is not effective and an alternative cooling or temperature control method is required.

PCMs provide bespoke temperature control that minimises failure. The entire KryoTrans® range of passive container are based on a PCM system.

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How is PCM Technology Suited to my Products?

  1. PCMs are suitable for a wide range of products with a wide range of temperature requirements. Including 15˚C to 25˚C, -25˚C to -15˚C and, of course, 2˚C to 8˚C
  2. PCMs demonstrate an increased performance range will cut costs due to failure
  3. Simple and robust procedures reduce users’ operational costs
  4. You can develop global and non-season-specific solutions that require less management support
  5. PCMs can be designed to suit your temperature requirements and allow KryoTrans containers to serve new markets for which there are few existing solutions
  6. Specialist requirements can be met with PCMS, such as cell cultures, vaccines, fertility samples, blood products, temperature sensitive drug distribution