Wednesday, December 21, 2011


In today's world, expectations and job duties have increased, while the time allotted to complete those tasks has declined. The visible print "Handle with Care" or "Fragile" stickers are sometimes not enough to assure your products arrive intact. This is why we strongly urge our customers to use insulated packaging, not only for insulation purposes, but also for protection. When you use EPS foam containers, you are adding to the strength of your package and using a product that has been tested for these types of situations.

The videos recently posted on CNN show carriers mishandling customer shipments, but it alludes to a bigger question. Can your packaging withstand this type of care?

Click here to see the video posted on CNN.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


There is a great resource on the USDA's website pertaining to mail order food Safety. We wanted to pass along this helpful information since it includes some of the most often asked questions shared by food shippers.
You'll be directed to the USDA website by clicking the links at the bottom of this post.

Miniature deep freeze packaging



Wednesday, November 2, 2011


How to use these containers in the words of a customer...
"Polar Tech's XM series of containers have made it easier to ship my frozen 10" apple pies for the past 6 years. I like the way I can either ship 1 pie by itself, using the XM1C, or 2 pies stacked on each other in the XM2C. Over time, there was an increase for larger bulk orders, but my smaller customers were still ordering steadily. Since I was limited in storage space, I knew there had to be a better way for me to satisfy both customers without giving up all my space. When I spoke with a Polar Tech representative, they let me know the larger XM3C container could be used with the XM1C, to create the XM2C, or how I could use both pieces of the XM3C to create a deeper container for 3 pies. At first I was confused, but realized I'll only have to buy 2 size containers, interchange the lids and bases from both, to create a 3rd container. This was a great way for me to accommodate all of my customers." - Roger Lane 

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Friday, September 30, 2011


Why did we change the look and 
the name of the Tech Pack ice pack?
In order to minimize the impact of the rising costs of poly and other packaging materials, Polar Tech made a few changes to the look and name of our traditional Tech Pack ice pack to Black Ice. The only change is the appearance which is the new logo and the new name.

How are we saving you money?
 We produce the film all at once rather than by individual order, which allows us to have a larger run. Larger runs are less expensive, which allows for a savings that we pass on to our customers.

Still the same quality and value.
You will be happy to know that the Black Ice brand lasts just as long as it did before the face lift and contains the same proprietary formula as before - and you save money .
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Question of the day - My dog ate my ice pack.....

"My dog ate my ice pack, is he going to die?"
NO. If your dog consumed the gel from the ice pack, he/she may only have a bit of diarrhea for a day or so. Our gel packs are made of 98% water and 2% Carboxy Methol Cellulose. Carboxy Methol Cellulose is a food thickener often used in food products such as ice cream, toothpaste, laxatives and is nontoxic and non-allergenic.
Extra Care-
If your dog has completely consumed the poly bag, then you may want to contact your local vet to make sure the plastic isn't lodged in their intestinal tract. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shipping Using Gel Packs-Chilled

The general guide for refrigerant packs is a minimum of 1:5 to 1:3 ratio. (For every 3 pounds of food you would put one pound of refrigerant) Larger shipments or containers may require additional refrigerant for best performance, depending on the length of your shipment. Extreme shipping methods may cause ice packs to migrate away from the product therefore, we recommend surrounding the product with ice packs, then fill any empty space with bubble, tissue or any other void fill.