DuPont expands Tyvek cargo cover range

Citing rising demand DuPont is now producing Tyvek air cargo covers in a range of larger sizes to fit the full height pallets and Unit Load Devices (ULD) used in upper-deck air-freighter carriage.


DuPont expands Tyvek cargo cover range


Citing rising demand DuPont is now producing Tyvek air cargo covers in a range of larger sizes to fit the full height pallets and Unit Load Devices (ULD) used in upper-deck air-freighter carriage. The Tyvek air cargo covers provide pharmaceutical companies and their logistics providers with multi-threat thermal protection for temperaturesensitive products during the storage, ground handling and air transit stages of distribution.

The covers provide a reliable and affordable means of maintaining controlled room temperature (CRT pharma products, +15°C to +25°C) in accordance with the EU GDP (Good Distribution Practice) and other international standards. For these purposes Tyvek covers have been shown to reduce pallet content temperatures by as much as 15 degrees Celsius.

The unique reflective properties of Tyvek keep shipments naturally cooler than other covers on the market. “Tests have shown conclusively that many commonly-used packaging materials and covers actually raise package temperatures when exposed to solar radiation which is the number one cause of temperature excursions,” says Yves Le Minor, key account manager at DuPont. “The new sizes mean that Tyvek covers are now available for the majority of standard air freight pallet sizes bringing reliable and affordable thermal protection to a huge proportion of finished pharmaceutical products which now come within the new EU GDP regulations”.