Customised Products & Sustainable Solutions.
We get it, there’s no one size fits all.
That’s why we haven’t concentrated on just one sustainable cool chain solution. We find out what’s important to you and your customers, and deliver on that.
Sustainability is more than just a buzz word.
We’ve brought the world’s best of what’s available in sustainable cool chain packaging, all under one roof. Sustainability has different meanings for different people, and that’s ok! We are here to provide education, to give you the power to make sustainability your decision.
Paper is widely viewed as the environmentally friendly packaging alternative. Paper is highly recyclable and can be recycled many times. However, a lot of energy and resources are used in the production of paper. Implementing paper in your packaging will instantly get you wins with your customers, but…. is it always the right thing?
Kerbside Recyclable in most global regions
Consumer perception is that paper is more ‘environmentally friendly’
Why Not Paper?
Manufacturing requires 4 times more water, and generates 3 times more greenhouse gases than plastic
20% less reuse rate than plastic
It would take 7 trucks to transport the equivalent of 1 truck of plastic
To quote the World Economic Forum; Humanity’s relationship with plastic is rather schizophrenic! Without it, our lives wouldn’t be the same. However plastic is widely viewed as the evil pollutant. Studies widely show that the product itself is not the problem, it’s what we as humans do with it. In using plastic, the best we can do is educate our customers on how to recycle, and encourage them to do it.
Plastic in cool chain is generally soft plastic, which is recyclable
Manufacturing and transporting plastic has an overall less environmental impact than paper
Waterproof and water resistant
Flexible and easily printable
90% of the world’s ocean pollution comes from 8 rivers in Asia and 2 in Africa. Developed nations have reasonable plastic waste control
Why Not Plastic?
Difficult to recycle, and generally not kerbside recyclable
Very poor consumer perception
Can take 100’s to 1000’s of years to break down
Research shows micro plastics (very small pieces of plastic) are entering waterways
Ocean plastics affect wildlife. It is expected by 2050 there will be more ocean plastic than sea life
Recyclable vs Biodegradable Plastic
Confronting images of the devastating impact plastic pollution has on our oceans and waterways are all too common in the media. There’s no doubt that plastic contamination is a major global problem.
Products that work with you.
Thermogard transits millions of items at the correct temperature.
“The Team at Thermogard are fantastic to work with. Nothing is ever a problem. Their enthusiasm to work alongside Mainfreight and our customers to find new, efficient and sustainable solutions is outstanding.”
“We have been using Thermogard packaging for many years now, their customer service has always been second to none, the product is dispatched quickly and correctly. They are innovative and meeting the marketplace with design and specification that meet our product specifications. Very highly recommended.”
“We have been using Thermogard for over 10 years. Deliveries are consistent and on time, the products work every time, and they save us time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thermogard.”
“Great service and great adaptability as a supplier, the Thermogard team is always willing to work with changing environments and most importantly innovate to keep providing top quality products”