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Climate control for temperature sensitive goods during transport

Why climate control?

Goods such as foods, drugs and chemicals are often temperature sensitive or sensitive to temperature variations. Incorrect temperature can lead to major financial losses in the form of damaged goods and, in particular, consequential costs in lost business and customer relations.

Temperature-sensitive goods can be transported in climate-controlled cargo carriers, alternatively in standard carriers, if the goods themselves are well-insulated. The choice of method depends on the type of goods, quantity, frequency, need for reloading and type of cargo carrier.

Forankra’s motto is "Secures everything in transit". Temperature control of goods in transport is included in our commitment. We offer different systems of highly efficient thermo-hoods for pallets, roller cages and other types of goods. We also have flexible systems of removable partition walls for refrigerated carriers. With these partitions, different temperature zones can be created in a fast and efficient manner, which increases the vehicle's possible fill rate.

Thermo pallet hoods

Forankra offers a wide range of high-performance insulating thermo pallet hoods of the highest quality. We store and can quickly deliver hoods for roller cages and EUR pallets at different heights. In addition to our standard pallet hoods, we can customize the hoods format to required measurements.

With our highly insulating thermo-hoods, frozen goods can maintain the desired temperature up to 48 hours. Materials used in the hoods comply with food management requirements according to FDA, PGI, and REACH.

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Application areas

Insulating pallet hoods allow time-limited transport of temperature sensitive goods on regular cargo carriers, but also protection of the goods during reloading or waiting time at the terminal or at another temporary storage.

Through the use of thermo-hoods, a comprehensive, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to energy-intensive refrigeration vehicles is obtained. The hoods are also a cost-effective solution for shorter distribution of food in LCV, which is now increasing as a result of internet commerce.

Transports of chemicals, such as paint and drugs, are other common uses.

Material properties

Our hoods are manufactured by COMBI-THERM, whose unique POLYWOOL® insulation material guarantees long life with retained insulation properties. The patented fiber has a unique resilient Zic-Zac shape, which is not deformed under pressure. The fiber always springs back and guarantees a full and insulating air layer in the material over time. The hoods can be manufactured in different foils depending on the desired properties.
Our standard hoods are made of a metal foil, which has very good reflective properties while being very resistant to abrasion and demolition. Up to 90% of solar radiation energy is reflected by this material. In other words, the foil combines excellent radiation protection with very good mechanical properties. The insulation material consists of 300gram / m2 POLYWOOL®.

 

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Partition walls for separating temperature zones in refrigerated vehicles

For refrigerated vehicles, we offer a number of systems for dividing the transport space into different temperature zones. Frozen and refrigerated goods can then be transported on the same carrier, which increases flexibility and fill rate, saving both money and environment.

Thermo-walls are available in different designs; from our patented hard walls, which are easily applied and locked with gas springs, semi-hard walls that are easily clamped to the cabinets, to easy-to-handle soft walls that are applied with cargo bars. The choice is often based on the separate transport needs. All walls are easy to handle and the driver can easily adjust the temperature zones according to the actual need.

For advise and recommendations please, contact us.

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Soft thermo-wall

 

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Semi-hard thermo-wall

 

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Useful information

There are many types of temperature sensitive goods. By using suitable thermo-products, you can prevent unwanted temperature changes, which can cause damage to the goods in connection with transportation and temporary storage.

 

Services

Forankra offers several services for transporting temperature sensitive goods:

  • Training in cargo securing
  • Advice
  • Customized products and solutions

Example of thermo products used for climate control of sensitive goods during transports

There are many different products that are used to get even and maintained temperature of goods during transport, reloading or temporary storage. Below we show a selection of such products. Click on the current product for more information and to see which additional products are available in the product category.

 

Contact our experts

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Michael Nilsson

Sales Manager
+46 42 16 90 84
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Niklas Pålsson

Cargo securing, Road transports
+46 42 16 90 83

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Facts about thermal transmission

Thermal transmission is the transport of thermal energy that occurs due to temperature differences between two different bodies. Thermal transmission occurs through conduction, convection and radiation.
Thermal conduction occurs mainly in solid materials and is due to a temperature gradient leveling out. Convection occurs as a result of the movement of a fluid that also redistributes heat. At convection, at least one phase is a fluid. Radiation occurs regardless of whether the media phase is gas, liquid or solid and it does not require a transport medium.

Flexibility with thermo-walls

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The use of thermo-walls enables handling of goods that require even and maintained temperature throughout the transport. We have a large selection of thermo-walls, which can be adapted to cargo carriers and refrigeration needs. Please contact us to discuss which solution is best for you.

Thermo pallet hoods - recommendations before use

The pallet hood has very good insulating properties, but in order to avoid thermal conduction through convection, airflow through the bottom of the pallet must be prevented. This is done easily by first placing an insulating layer at the bottom of the pallet before the goods are placed on the pallet. Often it is enough with a corrugated board. More optimal is a bottom piece of the same insulating material as the pallet hood itself. This stops airflow, which otherwise acts as a thermal pump. It is also important that the hood is as close to the goods as possible to avoid air pockets inside the pallet.