A Look Into Our Manufacturing Process

Gel Packs You Can Count On

Maintaining precise temperature control while keeping shipping costs low and meeting compliance regulations — it’s all possible with Pelton Shepherd. You can trust the high-quality gel packs we’ve been innovating, designing and manufacturing for over 70 years right here in the United States.  

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Our Design And Manufacturing Process ​

Our gel pack designs begin with the intent to serve our customers. We understand that cold chain shippers have a growing need for cost-effective, reliable and sustainable refrigerant solutions, and we craft our products accordingly.

For example, we developed our TerraTemp line of gel packs to help businesses adopt sustainable shipping practices and showcase environmental responsibility. Our TerraTemp gel packs are manufactured with a specially formulated, drain- and septic-safe gel for convenient and low-impact disposal. Some of our solutions, such as our Enviro Ice™ gel packs, contain a uniquely formulated, lab-tested gel that doubles as plant fertilizer.

All of our products are designed and manufactured to consistently meet the highest quality standards, provide accurate temperature control and offer resiliency you can depend on.

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Our Custom Solutions

You may have unique shipping needs and require a custom solution. We’re happy to design and produce custom gel packs to meet your precise sizing and temperature control requirements. We can also print your logo or message on the gel pack film to help build brand awareness.

Whether you need custom gel packs that maximize space efficiency or feature brand-promoting exteriors, our team is ready to collaborate.

Our Facilities

We have eight state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia and New Jersey. Our strategically selected locations enable us to deliver our products efficiently and meet the demands of shippers nationwide.

We also offer a custom logistics program to ensure you have gel packs when you need them. With our Conditioning Operations, Logistics and Delivery (COLD) program, we collaborate with you to forecast your demand for refrigerants and manufacture gel packs according to your timeline.

After the manufacturing process, which takes about one to two weeks, we’ll ship your gel packs to a cold chain partner to condition them. We partner with over 50 cold storage facilities spread across the country. Our vast partner network allows us to deliver ready-to-use gel packs to meet your forecasted deadlines.

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Success Stories

We’re more than just a gel pack manufacturer. We care about your success and look forward to being a partner in helping you achieve cold chain objectives. Harnessing our industry experience and commitment to exceptional service, you can rely on us to bring fresh ideas and seamless solutions to solve your most complex shipping challenges. 

Read our customer success stories to learn more about our partnership approach.

A Reliable Gel Pack Manufacturer Based in the USA

From planning logistics to protecting product integrity throughout transport, finding peace of mind in the cold chain industry can be challenging — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let us help you create a smooth, hassle-free cold chain with our innovative and cost-effective solutions. Contact our team to learn more or order gel packs today.

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