Rugged Returnable Frozen

For frozen shipments

Temperature Ranges

-25 C to -15 C

Testing Standard


Duration Range

Up to 48 hours

Solution Includes

Cooler, refrigerants, pack out instructions/diagrams and test results


Lab Samples

The TempAid pre-qualified rugged frozen cold chain packaging solutions are designed to maintain frozen temperatures for up to 48 hours. 

As its name implies, the rugged design is manufactured and tested against numerous harsh conditions to be returned and reused multiple times while keeping temperature consistency.

Tested to a wide range of temperatures, the system balances cost with reliability to provide the best temperature-controlled packaging system on the market today:

Robust and Recyclable

The rugged solution includes our biodegradable EPS* (expanded polystyrene) with an EPP (bio-stable polypropylene foam) outer shell that provides lightweight insulation and durability.

Both cooler shells use a tongue and groove design to create an air-tight seal to secure the lid with the base. The shells are also recyclable as a Class 7 curbside material.

Durable PCM Plates

As a rugged alternative to flexible gel packs, the rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic container is filled with a PCM gel and sealed to prevent leakage. It offers excellent resistance to compression and breakage, not changing shape when thawed or frozen, and helping to prevent contents from shifting. Durability also means the product is capable of being cleaned and refrozen thousands of times without affecting the shape or performance.


  • Built for return and reuse programs to be used hundreds of times
  • The EPP outer shell bounces back from dents and dings. Its color keeps the outer shell looking clean and unblemished even after multiple uses.
  •  Designed to prevent errors caused by incorrect pack-out configurations
  • Supports stringent testing guidelines surpassing both Canadian and US regulations for temperature consistency and duration

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Frozen Rugged Reusable Product Range

Models may vary based on the temperature and duration required and the size of the payload box. Additional sizes are available and can be prequalified upon request.

Inner Payload Volume:ShipperProfileSeasonTested DurationHours between -25°C and -15°CInner Corrugated Payload Box
3.2L025 with PCM-217DSummer48488” x 6.125” x 4”
3.2L025 with PCM-217DWinter48488” x 6.125” x 4”
7.8L100 with PCM-217DSummer484811.5” x 6.75” x 6.125”
7.8L100 with PCM-217DWinter484811.5” x 6.75” x 6.125”

*The resin used in these coolers biodegrades 92% over four years. They were tested using sample items under conditions simulating both wet and biologically-active landfills using the ASTM D5511 test. The extent of degradation and stated rate do not mean the product will continue to decompose. The data stated above has been provided in good faith and is believed to be reliable it does not constitute a part of our terms and conditions of sale unless incorporated explicitly in our Order Acknowledgment.

Safety data sheets, anaerobic bio-degradation testing details, and other documentation are available upon request. Note that EPP coolers are not biodegradable