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Emirates SkyCargo launches protection for temperature-sensitive cargo

Emirates SkyCargo launches protection for temperature-sensitive cargo

Dubai, UAE: Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has launched a next-generation version of its innovative protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products.

Called White Cover Advanced, it uses DuPont’s Tyvek material made of high density polyethylene to form a protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight.

The special material is water resistant to prevent moisture damage while at the same time breathable, thereby reducing condensation and dryness. It is also environmentally friendly and is 100% recyclable.

The White Cover Advanced is an enhanced offering to Emirates SkyCargo’s existing White Cover solution. While the White Cover is used in the carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, the White Cover Advanced offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.

“The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over US$ 1 trillion annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. They must be kept within different control room temperature (CRT) bands in accordance with the revised EU Good Distribution Practice.  The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation,” said Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President, Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide.

Emirates SkyCargo is a pioneer in the use of specialized covers to protect temperature-sensitive cargo and has worked with DuPont in developing applications of its Tyvek® material in the air cargo industry.