Thermal packaging is a product that acts as an insulator between a product being shipped and the outside air. Thermal packaging basically allows someone to ship a hot product in winter or a cold product in the summer.
The Simpad has has a natural feature that allows hot or cold materials to be shipped. Similar to a basic Styrofoam cooler, the product is made out of Styrofoam beads and works just as well.
These beads are vacuum sealed in a foam envelope creating a vacuum barrier. The foam itself is a natural insulator, and the vacuum barrier is an insulator. Combining them provides a great insulated pack.
The Simpad is in the processed of being R-value assessed, which measures the density and effectiveness for the thermal packaging. This natural feature has led to one major company to choose the Simpad, even prior to this assessment is complete.
Honey Baked Ham took the Simpad through eight independent tests, and was satisfied enough to make it their packaging choice through their winter shipping season. This includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and through Easter. Those five months equal roughly 80% of their business for any given year.
The choice was made primarily because it was less expensive, in terms of total cost, and performed better than their current thermal packaging company.
Honey Baked Ham Thresholds Are Tighter Than the USDA
When testing the arrival temperature of meats, the Honey Baked Ham plays it on the safe side. While the USDA requires meat to arrive at less than 42 degrees, Honey Baked Ham requires an arrival less than 35 degrees. The Simpad passed with flying colors.
Not only did the Simpad pass the test, but it did so in a worst case scenario, in the sweltering city of Miami, FL. Fourteen hours of daylight and ten hours of night temperatures, Miami proved the Simpad packaging to be a worthy choice.