Cargolux offers new perishable protection

A joint effort between Cargolux Airlines and chemical company DuPont de Nemours (Luxembourg) has produced a new protective product for the transportation of temperature sensitive air cargo, called the Tyvek Air Cargo Cover. The cover is essentially a blanket made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) which protects sensitive cargo from extreme temperature variations. As it is […]


A joint effort between Cargolux Airlines and chemical company DuPont de Nemours (Luxembourg) has produced a new protective product for the transportation of temperature sensitive air cargo, called the Tyvek Air Cargo Cover. The cover is essentially a blanket made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) which protects sensitive cargo from extreme temperature variations. As it is porous it allows gases and water vapor to escape, but protects temperature sensitive goods against sunlight, temperature variations, rain and theft with pest or contamination control (liquids, dust, pollens, insects, bird droppings etc.) as an additional benefit. “This Air Cargo Cover was for me the most surprising outcome of a project intended to improve the efficient protection of perishables in pharmaceutical cargo, in many years of activity on the cool chain,” said Hippolyte Bruwier, a member of Cargolux’s dedicated KeepCool team. The Cargolux Keepcool team has been testing the blanket in stations where temperature sensitive cargo is mostly vulnerable. Malik Zeniti, project manager from DuPont notes: “The breathable highly reflective cover, which weighs less than 3 kg for sizes up to large ULD or as little as 0.7 kg for Euro or UK/US size pallets can be applied very quickly.” Positive results have prompted Cargolux to introduce the Air Cargo Covers throughout its network. Compared to existing protection methods, Air Cargo Covers also have the advantage of being 100 per cent recyclable.