Chiltern Cold Storage Group, Ltd., an international cold storage and distribution company located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, chose Sealed Air’s TurboTag® T-700B as the temperature monitoring device for their fleet of modern, refrigerated vehicles. The TurboTag® T-700B is a credit card sized, battery powered RFID tag that captures and delivers the temperature history of any product with which it is associated. The new system allows Chiltern door to door monitoring of temperature sensitive and perishable goods in transport across the UK and Europe.
The introduction of the TurboTag® system greatly assists the marketing of Chiltern’s Transport operations by demonstrating the use of latest technologies for product integrity. “The accuracy of TurboTag®, as well as efficient data collection software system made it the clear choice. The tag is unobtrusive, taking up no space on the pallet. It allows us to offer our customer’s real time traceability and temperature data throughout the distribution cycle’’ said Paul Jackson, Chiltern Managing Director. “We use the TurboTag® system on every shipment we make, from foodservice to pharmaceutical products. It allows us to constantly monitor our supply chain and offer flexible service delivery solutions to our customers.”
Sealed Air’s TurboTag® system makes controlled temperature packaging ‘smart’ by integrating the benefits of rapid reading and non-contact RFID technology to record and report an individual package’s temperature history without ever opening the package. Each tag is accurate to within ± 0.5° C over the entire range of operation. A full data file of 702 measurements can be examined within two seconds. There is no need for cables or complicated software at point of checking.
Sealed Air is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of a wide range of packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems that serve an array of food, industrial, medical, and consumer applications. Operating in 52 countries, Sealed Air’s international reach generated revenue of $4.8 billion in 2008. With widely recognised brands such as Bubble Wrap® cushioning, Jiffy® protective mailers, Instapak® foam-in-place systems and Cryovac® packaging technology, Sealed Air continues to identify new trends, foster new markets, and deliver innovative solutions to its customers.
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