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Best Uses for Insulated Shipping Containers

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

What Are Some of the Best Ways to Use Insulated Shipping Containers?

When it comes to shipping things that are delicate, temperature sensitive, and that simply must arrive at their destination in tip-top shape, you can't go wrong by investing in insulated shipping containers and packaging your goods for secure and effective cold transport. Small businesses and individuals have been using insulated shipping containers for years to make sure that their delicate and temperature sensitive perishable goods arrive at their customer's doors looking as good as when they were first shipped. Items that are ideal for cold shipping include flowers, ice cream, dairy products, coffee and related products, medicines, medical supplies, and even plasma, in the case of urgent medical purposes. Insulated shipping containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to accommodate various shapes and quantities of temperature sensitive products. If you own or are trying to start a small business, or if you simply want to send some friends or loved ones a few portions of leftovers, you can use insulated shipping containers to ensure your goods will reach their destination looking great.

Could you have ever imagined ordering some ice cream over the phone or internet and having it show up at your door the next day through the mail? Thanks to insulated shipping containers, buying even ice cream online or by phone is now possible. Insulated shipping containers come in two main styles: one features normal cardboard boxes that are closely lined with special reflective material intended to keep cold temperatures sealed within the box. These are great for cold shipping flowers or other delicate and temperature sensitive materials that would be quickly destroyed if they were shipped normally through the regular post. You can get your insulated shipping containers in bulk so that you can always have enough on hand in order to accommodate business or personal shipping requirements. If you want to start a small business and one of your product lines will require refrigeration, one of the first investments you'll have to make is a good supply of insulated shipping containers. They can be the difference between success and failure in your new business venture because they'll essentially expand your customer base all over the country!

The other major category of insulated shipping boxes features two main layers - the first internal layer is a styrofoam cooler. These styrofoam coolers are made from high density super strong foam that is designed to retain cold temperature very effectively. Usually, the shipper will pack these sytrofoam coolers with frozen gel packs that generate and retain very low temperatures. The styrofoam coolers keep the temperatures low around the products packed within them, and then the second layer of insulated shipping containers, the protective cardboard box acts as a barrier. The outer cardboard box layer of insulated shipping containers is designed to absorb the shock that can occur during accidental drops or puncture damage that may occuring in transit. Insulated shipping containers therefore protect your goods against high temperatures and the normal ravages of shipping!


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