Cold Box

Meals on wheels

PepsiCo established the Food for Good program in 2009 to deliver meals to kids in underserved neighborhoods during the summer. But the expense of refrigerated trucks limited the program’s reach. In 2010, PepsiCo began working with Entropy Solutions to find a solution. Together they created the Cold Box, an inexpensive and reusable container that keeps food at a safe temperature for hours without refrigeration. It’s powered by PureTemp. Read more

Photo: The first Cold Boxes were field-tested in 2011. It performed well in record heat that summer, and its use has expanded each year since. - courtesy PepsiCo Food for Good

Phase Change Matters

TES capacity is expected to triple by 2020

The global thermal energy storage capacity, which now tops 2,000 megawatts, will surpass 6,000 megawatts by 2020, according to the latest report from Transparency Market Research. Read more

Technical Papers

Biodegradability of phase change materials

Biobased PureTemp belongs to the only category of PCMs that are considered to be readily biodegradable. PureTemp will fully decompose within months of being introduced into a landfill and will not produce long-term negative impacts on the environment. Read more

Video: How phase change material works