The time to freeze gel packs is dependent on the quantity and the type of freezer used. Individual packs can freeze as quickly as a few hours. Pallets quantities can take up to 28 days.
There are many variables that influence the performance of an ice pack, including:
- The type of packaging being used – e.g. Ice bricks, no sweat ice packs, pallet covers, etc.
- The origin and destination of the shipment.
- The duration requirements for the package to remain in a specific temperature range.
- The minimum and/or maximum temperature requirements throughout the duration of the shipment.
Possibly, but there are many shipping variables which determine how long gel ice packs last or how long a brick stays frozen. The primary advantage of our brick is the bricks ability to keep a consistent shape & they fit in tighter spaces. Typically you will see longer duration for brick product versus standard gels.
In many cases, we can usually process your order within 24 hours depending upon the quantity ordered. However, during the high season, summer months, inventories can run low and we might have to produce your order. Please contact our customer service team for a more detailed estimate on your expected shipping time.
Yes, we have 6 strategically located manufacturing facilities across the country. Each of our locations utilizes the same process allowing us to create redundancy ensuring our products meet the same high manufacturing standards.
You can either store our gels/bricks in the freezer or in a cool dry place until ready to use.
|Air Transport||Surface Transport|
|Parcel may not contain more than 5 pounds of dry ice||Parcel may contain more than 5 pounds of dry ice|
|Marking||Parcel must be clearly marked on the address side with name of contents being cooled (e.g. frozen medical specimens, steaks) and net weight of dry ice|
|Documentation||Properly completed shippers declaration for dangerous goods must be prepared in triplicate and affixed to the outside of the parcel|
For more detail, visit https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52apxc_029.htm
|Note: Dry ice shipments are not regulated for ground transport, so simply process these shipments to / from the U.S. 48 contiguous states as you would any UPS Ground shipments|
|Preparing Dry Ice Shipments under IATA or 49 CFR – U.S. Domestic Air Shipments
|Diagnostic or Medical Treatment purposes (prepared under 49CFR)||Non-medical, non-hazardous packages with =<2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) of dry ice||Non-medical packages with > 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) of dry ice IATA or 49CFR|
|Packaging||Acceptance audit is performed
|Marking||Mark outer carton with:||Mark outer carton with:||Mark outer carton with:
|Documentation||No other paperwork is required||Apply Class 9 diamond hazard label (optional for 49CFR)|
|Packaging||Dry ice releases carbon dioxide gas which can build up enough pressure to rupture the packaging. You must ensure the packaging you use allows the release of this pressure to prevent rupturing the package.
|Documentation||In Special Handling section, check “Yes, Shipper’s Declaration not required” and “Dry Ice” then indicate the number of packages and the net quantity of dry ice in kilograms|
For more detail, visit https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/how-to-ship-perishables.html#2