PCM AND Logistics

Ensuring an effective cold chain: this is crucial in maintaining quality throughout the logistics chain. During storage and transport. Phase Change Material enables you to retain the preferred temperature, both on-site and on the road, irrespective of external conditions.


Ineffective safeguarding of the cold chain results in spoilage

Remarkably, an estimated 30% of vaccines are wasted by a problem in the cold chain. The cold chain entails keeping products at a given temperature throughout the logistics process. Unfortunately, this wastage doesn’t merely occur during vaccination storage and transport; it occurs with many other temperature-sensitive products too.

That said, implementation of a sound cold chain needn’t be difficult. By establishing proper transport processes, ensuring back-ups and appropriate storage facilities, highly accurate temperature safeguarding can be achieved … and Phase Change Material can help you do so.

How, you ask? Phase Change Material refers to materials that transitions in phase, yet during this transition stays at the melting/solidification point temperature. By tweaking the PCM formula, this can be brought to a solidification point range of between 65 °C and +89 °C. We offer numerous PCM solutions, to help effectively safeguard your cold chain too.


PCM for logistical processes

Within logistics, challenges arise in relation to frozen transport. Continuous chilled transport is sustainably possible by using Phase Change Material with a solidification point of -30 °C.


Hydrated Salts

Phase Change Temp (°C)


Latent heat (kJ/kg)

264 kJ/kg

-30°C PCM

Watery suspension liquid @25 °C

Subbranches Logistics

In actual fact, logistics processes pertain to all temperature-sensitive products, be that food, medicine, live insects or blood samples. Both during storage and transport.

Individual insurances




Setting up logistical processes with PCM in line with GDP guidelines

The GDP (Good Distribution Practices) guidelines specify the logistical requirements for medicinal products for human use, as per an applicable European standard. This guideline is in place to safeguard quality of medicinal products, and within this context, among other factors, the temperature during storage and transport is a crucial factor. When changes were made to the GDP guidelines , a client that transports medicinal products was required to reassess its logistical processes. Read the case study in full below to learn how they reached an appropriate solution with Coolpack and by using PCM.


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