XTREME HEAT & XTREME COLD PROTECTION

The new W50 Tyvek® Xtreme™ – triple layer cargo cover technology

AIR CARGO THERMAL COVERS

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AmSafe Bridport offers a range of Tyvek® thermal covers from single use covers to a re-usable thermal blanket. All our thermal blankets and covers meet aviation flammability requirements in accordance to FAR/JAR/CS25.853(a). READ MORE

PHARMA FRIENDLY PROTECTION

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The DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Thermal Covers improves control of temperature over traditional methods, reducing product deterioration by lowering exposure to sudden ambient temperature changes. READ MORE

KEEP YOUR COLD CHAIN INTACT

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DuPont™ Tyvek® is an exceptional material. A global leader in selective barrier technology, it allows oxygen to reach your goods, extending produce life and improving protection from heavy rain and hail. READ MORE

The dupont tyvek® air cargo cover RANGE

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W10

Tyvek® Solar W10 Cover

Standard

  • Quick and easy to apply in under 2 minutes and simple to store
  • Reduces the protective packaging volume of your freight
  • Fully breathable cover in addition to

W20

Tyvek® Solar W20 Cover

Advanced

  • All the benefits of W10 plus additional enhanced thermal protection
  • Improves the management of temperature excursions
  • Recommended for the pharmaceutical market

W50

Tyvek® Xtreme W50 Cover

Extreme

  • An extreme version of W20 which includes an insulative fleece inner core
  • Superior performance in both hot and cold conditions
  • Retains all the breathable and water resistant qualities of W10 and W20

The amsafe bridport re-usable blanket

  • Designed for 'return logistics'
  • Sealed with VELCRO® brand fasteners* for easy assembly
  • Wear resistant and watertight flexible PVC fabric
  • Sub-assembly comprising of expanded polyethylene foam and reflective aluminium foil
  • Customised options available
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Amsafe Bridport
Pioneering
Pharmaceutical
Protection

The DuPont™ Tyvek® range of thermal air cargo covers, which AmSafe Bridport provide, will give peace of mind that your temperature sensitive products will reach their destination safely, integrity assured.

Compliant technology

Time & Temperature Sensitive Compliant

Reduces product deterioration, lowering exposure to sudden ambient temperature changes due to long transit times & extended time on the tarmac.

Goods Distribution Practice (GDP) Compliant

Maintain product quality within specified temperature zones during the global distribution process. Facilitates consistent storage, handling and transportation.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Qualification Checklist

Are you shipping a Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) category product? Take a look at our question and answer guide below.

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The effect of exposure to solar radiation and extremes of ambient temperature on goods protected by the DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Cover.

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Everyone's Talking About It

We are attending the Temperature Controlled Logistics on 30th January - 2nd February 2017 at Excel, London.

We are attending the World Cargo Symposium on 14th - 16th March 2017 at Abu Dhabi Nat Exhibition Centre.

We are attending the Inter Airport Europe on 10th - 13th October 2017 at Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany.

Worldwide distribution Chain

FAQS

Are you shipping a Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) category product?

The nominal CRT temperature band of 15 to 25°C covers a large proportion of the finished pharmaceuticals that are transported across the world. Over 80% of all finished pharma products are now subject to the revised EU GDP which took effect in September 2013 and which extended regulatory controls to this category.Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers provide a reliable, affordable and professional solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers and logistics providers to meet the new GDP requirement for CRT products. The unique triple-action temperature management of Tyvek® Cargo Covers provides proven protection against extreme temperatures in cases of short-duration breaks in the cold chain. For example, they will typically provide several hours of extended cold-break protection to CRT products.

Are you using a premium pharma coolchain service or are you shipping with a standard (economy, deferred) cargo service?

An expensive specialised pharma service may come with guarantees with respect to temperature integrity but standard services offer no such assurances. It is important that precautions are taken to provide product protection in the event of unanticipated thermal events. Tests in the field have shown that Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers offer significantly better solar protection under real-life conditions than practically all other membrane- based materials and systems that are in widespread use for passive CRT protection.

What precautions are in place to protect your pharma product from solar radiation?

Solar radiation exposure is the single weakest link in the entire pharma cool chain. According to IATA, 57% of temperature excursions occur during these 'uncontrolled' air-cargo stages of the distribution process. Research by DuPont and others has clearly demonstrated that the real enemy when it comes to unwanted temperature excursions in air cargo scenarios is not ambient temperature differences but the 'greenhouse effects’ of exposures, even brief ones, to solar radiation. This means that it is primarily a material's thermal reflectivity rather than its insulative characteristics that must be considered when specifying CRT pallet covers.DuPont™ research has confirmed recent findings from independent studies which show that some commonly used cover materials actually exacerbate the greenhouse effects of solar exposure. So although these covers may give some protection against ambient temperature deviations they fall down in real life situations due to their ineffectiveness against solar gain incidents - the prime cause of significant temperature excursions.

Is your pharma merchandise being transported between different climatic zones?

Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers provide product protection at both ends of the temperature spectrum. Pallets stay cooler in hot conditions and are protected from damaging sub-zero temperatures in cold climates. They also help prevent cold-sensitive merchandise from freezing in sub-zero temperature conditions, a scenario that can seriously compromise product safety and quality. Don’t forget that bulky, metallised bubble-wrap-based covers have been shown to have the potential for greatly amplifying the heat gain from radiation sources.

Do your pharma consignments travel belly freight, dedicated freighter or both?

Belly freight carriage can be a flexible, convenient and cost effective means of transportation for pharmaceuticals. But it can introduce challenges when it comes to product handling and preserving temperature integrity. Different operational constraints and different commercial priorities for belly freight service operators can put strains on the pharma cool chain. The use of a Tyvek® Air Cargo Cover can provide the necessary thermal security to make belly freight a feasible option.

Is your pharma product flying to, or from, a less-developed part of the world?

Infrastructure limitations, inefficient ramp handling and a lack of staff awareness in some countries and regions creates a huge risk factor for heat-sensitive pharma products. These risks, coupled to the universal risks of flight plan changes - delays, stopovers, cancellation, technical problems, modal transfers, customs / regulatory interventions etc. make the need for adequate product protection more necessary than ever. As part of a qualified shipping lane solution, Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers can provide the protection necessary for many CRT pharmaceutical products.

Are you shipping a generic pharma product?

The price-sensitivity of generic drugs means that any air-logistics solution must be dependable, effective and affordable. Rather than move the mode of shipment to sea and face a whole new raft of risk and uncertainty, not to mention tying up millions of dollars worth of stock for several weeks, the use of a cost-effective, thermally-efficient Tyvek® Air Cargo Cover solution should be considered.

Is your product a 2-8°C biologic that would benefit from secondary protection?

Complex biologics almost invariably require the speed and on-time certainty of air freight and it is vital that heat sensitive biologics are kept within their, often narrow, temperature limits. Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers can be used to introduce a measure of redundancy to the chosen packaging/ storage/ transportation in order to mitigate against the possibility of wildly fluctuating temperatures and unforeseen thermal events.

Is your product shipped in active ULD containers or in heat-insulated passive container/packaging?

ULDs can be exposed to extreme temperature conditions during apron transfers and standing times. Solar radiation in particular can cause the temperature of the metal alloy walls of containers to rocket to dangerous levels and compromise the effectiveness of the unit. Tests with Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers have shown they keep peak internal air temperatures of ULDs 20-30°C degrees cooler than those in identical ULDs without Tyvek® covers. They can also be used to provide additional thermal reinforcement for sensitive merchandise shipped in passive heat insulated containers.

Are you paying to ship air?

With more and more airlines using 'dimensional' or 'volume' weight rather than 'actual weight' to calculate fuel and other surcharges, it is important for pharma shippers to trim both the weight and bulk of their freight packaging. Traditional thermal cargo covers can significantly contribute to airfreight cost due to their bulk and weight. A thickly insulated cargo cover, or even a bulky 'bubblewrap' type material, can easily be adding tens of euros/dollars to the intercontinental air freight cost of a typical, volumetrically-charged, Euro pallet. By switching from thick, heavy, cumbersome thermal blankets to DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers you could achieve considerable savings on total air freight charges. And, as a single-use cover, there are no backhaul complications with Tyvek® Air Cargo covers.

Is your current cargo cover environmentally-friendly?

Tyvek® Air Cargo covers are made from 100% HDPE (recycle class 2) which is a fully recoverable material. The low weight and low volume of Tyvek® Air Cargo covers also reduces your impact on the environment.

Is your precious pharma cargo protected from labelling damage?

Damage to the labelling of pharma merchandise can be just as serious as damage to the product itself. Excess moisture, heat and UV radiation can lead to the deterioration of product labels. This affects the safety and compliance of the shipment. The specific breathability attribute of Tyvek® material allows any trapped moisture to escape which will protect label integrity and prevent packaging damage.

Is your cargo cover easy to use?

In practice, the quicker and easier it is to protect your product the more likely it is to remain in a temperature-compliant condition. Even in the largest sizes Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers are very quick to install and remove, with a typical pallet or ULD being capable of being protected in as little as one to two minutes.

Can your cargo covers be customised to your specific requirements?

Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers can be produced in custom sizes to suit your specific pack/shipment sizes and they can be manufactured ready-printed with your corporate logo or product branding*.

Africa, Europe & Middle East

Dia Romanowicz
Head of Global Sales
AThe Court
West Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3QU
UK

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T+44 (0) 1308 456 666
M+44 (0) 7515 574 513
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Anaheim - USA

Steve Hancock
Business Development Manager
A2220 E. Cerritos Avenue
Anaheim
CA. 92806
USA

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T+1 (714) 634 8801
M+1 (814) 434 1347
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