Henry Schein Animal Health, a veterinary products and services wholesaler in Scotland, uses a 140,000-square-foot distribution facility that houses more than 15,000 items of stock and a state-of-the-art Knapp picking and packing line. Part of the Henry Schein group, the animal healthcare distribution company now employs Woolcool insulated packaging from The Wool Packaging Co. for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
The Woolcool material, marketed as a sustainable and effective alternative to packaging, such as polystyrene, was unveiled at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress.
Henry Schein plans to use Woolcool predominantly for temperature-sensitive medical products, including vaccines, as the packaging has been validated to maintain internal temperatures between 36 degrees Fahrenheit and 46 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 72 hours.
The cushioning fleece also protects against breakages in transit.
Reprinted in part from Greener Package