Increasingly stringent regulations pertaining to the freshness of food products have made the use of cooling elements essential to guaranteeing a closed cold chain. The infrastructure is designed to sufficiently cool temperature-sensitive products throughout production and processing, as well as in shops, restaurants, supermarkets and domestic kitchens. The risk of cold chain interruption is greatest during transport.
Flex-Ice can assist with non-refrigerated transport, air transport and domestic consumption. We never fail to impress our customers with the large number of applications that our cooling elements are suited to. Amongst other things, Flex-Ice can be used to transport caviar, live insects, fishing bait, lobster, crab, chocolate, cheese and other dairy products. Our biggest market, however, is the air transport of fresh fish.
Air transport of fresh fish
Flex-Ice™ is the perfect cooling medium for the air transport of fresh fish. Gel packs and cooling plates are too rigid and less effective in providing uniform cooling. The use of flake ice and dry ice in aircraft is also subject to stringent regulations. In contrast, our flexible cooling elements are ideally suited to precisely this type of transport. Their weight, flexibility, uniform cooling capability and freeze damage prevention combine to ensure that your fish arrives at its destination in perfect condition.
Flex-Ice™ not only cools fish in the air, but also on land. Fish farms, the fish processing industry, wholesalers and even fishmongers all use Flex-Ice™ to guarantee that their fish is delivered fresh to restaurants and consumers. In addition, retail groups and supermarket are increasingly opting to add cooling elements to their shopping bags for a completely closed cold chain. We regularly supply Flex-Ice™ for this very purpose, enabling consumers to keep their fresh products chilled until they reach home.
Transport of flowers
When transporting flowers by plane, exporters send their packed export boxes pre-cooled. Flexible cooling elements are often added for destinations that pose a high risk of cold chain interruption. These cooling elements can be readily positioned around the flower stems. Cooling the stems reduces the production of ethylene gas (which triggers the ripening process), ensuring that the flowers stay fresher for longer.