Thermal Packaging Design And Qualification


The act of designing, creating and qualifying a thermal packaging system can be a daunting task. When choosing Cedarlane for your thermal packaging project, you will have peace of mind that only the best resources are being utilized to ensure the end result will be a perfectly optimized thermal packaging system for your temperature sensitive products. No matter what the temperature range, shipment duration and ambient temperature profile your product requires, Cedarlane will be able to custom fit a solution that works for you!

Requirement Analysis:

Our highly skilled technical group will sit down with your team to do a full analysis of your requirements including shipment duration (24, 48, 72 hours, etc), required product temperature range (i.e. 2-8°C), payload size(s), ambient temperature profile, and any other relevant requirements.

Cost Analysis:

We understand that there are many factors that determine the overall costs when shipping your cold chain products. These include not just the packaging cost, but the outbound and inbound freight costs which is determined by the weight and size of your shipping systems. We even examine overlooked elements such as ease of pack out as increased pack out times will slow down internal efficiencies.

After all requirements and cost analysis have been completed, our team will take to action to design and present prototypes using sophisticated thermal engineering processes. Every component is intelligently designed to ensure the best overall solution for each client’s distinct distribution requirements.


Thermal packaging qualification is a key element to Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) and reduces risks to product efficacy during transit. Cedarlane’s offers the right experience and expertise to guide you through your temperature-sensitive packaging qualification project. Cedarlane will work with you every step of the way to develop and qualify a thermal packaging system custom fit to meet your shipping needs.

Cedarlane will work with you to find the most cost optimized thermal packaging solution. We know and understand all the costs involved and will do a thorough analysis to ensure you are staying compliant while minimizing your overall solution costs. This includes more than just package cost, but takes into account package size, weight, performance and overall ease of use. A cheap, but large and heavy shipper will most likely cost you more in the end than a high quality, small and light shipper once inbound and outbound freight are considered.

Custom thermal packaging design and qualification will consist of the following processes:

Design Qualification – Laboratory testing that creates confidence that the thermal packaging system is capable of consistently operating within established limits and tolerances.

Operational Qualification – Laboratory testing that provides documented verification that the thermal packaging system’s performance is effective and reproducible throughout the anticipated operating ranges.

Performance Qualification – Live field testing that provides documented verification that the thermal packaging system meets all release requirements for functionality.