Coolants and Refrigerants are used to keep temperature sensitive products cold or frozen while in transit. When shipping temperature sensitive products, ask yourself the following:
Dry Ice (frozen Carbon Dioxide) and Gel Refrigerants are the most common types of shipping coolants/refrigerants.
Dry Ice is available in block and pellet form and has a surface temperature of minus 109 degrees F (minus 78 degrees C). As dry ice melts, it displaces oxygen and freezes. Special care must be taken in handling dry ice. Special Hazardous Materials regulations may apply to its use. Shipping with dry ice using UPS Express Early, UPS Express, UPS Express Saver, UPS Expedited and UPS 3day Select. is by contract only. Please contact UPS for more details.
Gel Refrigerants are available in block and wrap form. They are used to keep products between 30 degrees (minus 1 degree C) and 60 degrees F (16 degrees C).
All refrigerated packages sent via UPS must be clearly marked with the following information:
1. The type of refrigerant used inside the package.
2. The amount of refrigerant inside the package.
3. The type of product being refrigerated.
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