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WORLD’S FIRST PCM CARGO COVER


A British team of scientists at TLX Cargo Ltd have invented the worlds Cargo Cover/Thermal blanket that incorporates Phase Change Material (PCM) into it's structure, solved the problem of hot lane temperature excursions on the tarmac.



The TLX PCM cargo cover is launched this week by Sales Director, Thomas Hunt.

Says Hunt, “TLX PCM is designed to remove the problem of the temperature spike seen on most pallet data loggers in air cargo when the pallet is off-loaded on to the tarmac at hot locations. It’s a game-changer in the Temperature Controlled Logistics sector solving problems such as: excursions on 15-25oC routes, power outages on 2-8 oC routes, upgrading and reducing the size of parcel shippers along with controlling temperatures of ULD’s for perishables.”

TLX PCM cargo covers combine an outer surface that Reflects 97% of thermal radiation over the measured spectral range with TLX PCM Fibre-Flex technology within the structure of the cover, that remains flexible even when frozen and can be moulded around corners, whilst being thin light and easy to handle.



In its liquid state the PCM fibre will hold the PCM in any orientation, which means TLX Fibre-Flex can be used for walls as well as the top of cargo covers. Traditional PCM’s are expensive and difficult to use. They crystallize into a frozen block but even in a liquid state they must be contained in rigid containers or gel packs.

PCM packs have the potential to burst if pressure is applied, corners and joins in rigid packaging create gaps that are thermal weak points.

On top of everything else traditional PCM’s are heavy and difficult to apply in thin layers

The TLX Cargo revolutionary invention solves all these problems.

Says Jim Smith, Head of Insulation Technology at TLX “This has been a challenging project for us. It was an entirely new area of research aimed at solving the problem of the temperature spike in Cool Chain transport. We’re very happy with the result. Our 15-25 oC blankets freeze at around 18oC (i.e. in the aircraft hold) and then, once out in the sun on the tarmac, they inhibit the heat build-up within the pallet load by absorbing the heat from the sun. The beauty of this system is that this freezing and melting process can be repeated continuously through the journey as the pallet is loaded and off-loaded on to the tarmac.”



Phase change materials are able to absorb energy as they change from a solid to a liquid, so they can act as heat buffers. How long they absorb heat for is dependant on the ambient temperature.

Hunt is positive about the future; “The remarkable thing about this technology is that PCM’s don’t need to be expensive. This opens up a huge range of opportunities for us in providing the kind of problem/solution service we thrive on.”

TLX Cargo Ltd is part of TLX Insulation based in Lancashire UK. TLX Insulation Ltd manufactures PCM thermal blankets for pallets on 15-25oC and 2-8oC routes. They also make pouches of various sizes for pharma, perishables and performance clothing.

Contact:

Website: www.tlxcargo.com
Email: sales@tlxinsulation.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1204 695 666
 
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