Pelton Shepherd Foam Bricks are Better…

Foam Bricks are a special type of cold chain packaging refrigerant that uses a light, rigid foam to constrain its shape to precise dimensions even after thawing. While some companies have opted for a vacuum thermoformed design, we at Pelton Shepherd have adopted a design more focused on performance and sustainability. Thermoforming typically requires a thick non-recyclable film that can deform into the forming mold without tearing. That is typically done with a 5-8mil non-recyclable film. In general, that type of encapsulation method requires a large sealing area that takes up space around the gel pack. Recent measurements found that Pelton Shepherd’s Foam Bricks pouch uses around 10% less plastic film than the common thermoformed foam brick gel refrigerant. Contact us to learn more about our foam bricks refrigerants.

comparison thermoformed vs wrapped foam bricks
Comparing a thermoformed foam brick vs. Pelton Shepherd’s more sustainable encapsulation

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Featured Manufacturing Location: Chicago

Pelton Shepherd opened the facility in the suburb of Chicago, IL in 2019 to support the exploding demand from the delivered Food and Pharmaceuticals in the region. Tim Burgess, Production…

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