April 19, 2016: Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates Airline, has launched White Cover Advanced, a next-generation version of its innovative protection product for temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. This product is an enhanced offering to Emirates SkyCargo’s existing White Cover solution.
While the White Cover is used in the carrier’s cool chain solutions for perishables, such as vegetables and fresh fruits, the White Cover Advanced offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.
The product utilises DuPont’s patented Tyvek® material made of high density polyethylene to form a tough protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. The special material is water resistant to prevent moisture damage while at the same time breathable, thereby reducing condensation and dryness. It is also environmental friendly and is 100 percent recyclable.
“The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over $ 1 trillion annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. They must be kept within different control room temperature (CRT) bands in accordance with the revised EU Good Distribution Practice. The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation,” said Henrik Ambak, senior vice president, Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide.
Emirates SkyCargo has worked with DuPont in developing applications of its Tyvek® material in the air cargo industry.
The cargo carrier’s range of advanced protective techniques and solutions in transporting perishable products include: Cool Chain Premium, Cool Chain Advanced and Cool Chain Standard, each of which is designed to meet specific requirements of customers. This includes the Emirates SkyCargo Cool Dolly, a special piece of equipment that transports cargo from the aircraft to cool storage areas, while maintaining temperatures of as a low as -20°C.
The cool chain portfolio is supported by Emirates SkyCargo’s extensive temperature controlled handling facilities at both its freighter terminal in Dubai World Central’s (DWC) at Al Maktoum International Airport and its Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai International Airport.