April 20, 2016 – Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has launched a next-generation version of its White Cover protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. Called White Cover Advanced, the product uses DuPont’s Tyvek material made of high-density polyethylene to form a protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. The material is water resistant to prevent moisture damage and is also breathable, to reduce condensation and dryness. It is also environmentally friendly and is 100% recyclable.
While the existing White Cover material is used in the carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, White Cover Advanced offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in the controlled room temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.
Weighing no more than 3kg for Emirates’ largest passenger aircraft pallet, the Advanced sheet completely encloses the shipment and allows for cooling during transportation and cold storage. According to Emirates SkyCargo, it takes two people no more than eight minutes to wrap a pallet.
“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, SVP, Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide.