Summer wine shipper kit keeps wine cool
ACH Foam Technologies has introduced the new Wineloc™ recycled-content summer wine shipper in six- and 12-pack sizes, which provides a constant, stable temperature for approximately 72 hr. The system is designed to meet the ISTA-7E temperature testing profile, protecting wine from the high temperatures that often occur in-transit during the summer months.
According to ACH senior vice president of sales and marketing Erich Brandt, high temperatures can degrade the composition of wine, and extreme temperatures can also cause corks to leak and sometimes even pop from the bottle. “These are reasons that most wine makers will stop shipments of club orders during the summer months,” he explains.
The expanded polystyrene foam units are contained within a corrugated outer carton and utilize specially designed pockets that hold frozen gel refrigerants and allow internal airflow. The refrigerants are designed for the maximum amount of wine possible in the package, keeping the product at or below 80°F for up to 72 hr. This enables wine makers to ship two-day and sometimes three-day shipments to customers during the summer months.
The Wineloc summer wine shipper is made with EcoSixTM reclaimed EPS foam. The first EPS packaging made of 60% or more recycled content, according to ACH, WineLoc offers superior protective performance. Wineloc’s summer wine shippers are now available in six- and 12-pack kitted varieties with foam base, lid, and carton. Gel refrigerants are sold separately in case quantities. Wineloc shippers can also be ordered as a foam-only unit, allowing companies to utilize their own logo boxes.
The kitted 6-packs come 30 per bundle, with up to with 36 bundles per truck. The 12- pack kits come 20 per bundle, with up to 28 bundles per truck. Outside shipping carton dimensions are: 17¼”L x 12¾”W x 18”H for the six-pack; 253/8”L x 17¾”W x 18”H for the 12-pack.