Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has launched a next-generation version of its protection system for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products.
Called White Cover Advanced, it is made of high density polyethylene to form a tough 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. According to the developers, it is also environmentally friendly and is 100% recyclable.
Weighing three kilograms for Emirates’ largest passenger aircraft pallet, the special sheet completely encloses the shipment and allows for cooling during transportation and cold storage. Application is also very efficient, taking two people no more than eight minutes to wrap a pallet according to the developers.
“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.