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PCMs in thermal packaging: Not just a phase

Ben Welter - Friday, February 06, 2015

In the latest issue of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer, design engineer Richard Harrop notes that, not so long ago, water was the filler material of choice for most cooling packs. The initial response to using phase change materials was, well, a bit chilly. They were thought to be costly and unnecessary. But now, Harrop writes, "the benefits of size, weight and cost saving are apparent. It is becoming clear that the growing inclusion of PCMs is not just a phase, but rather something that we can be excited to see much more of."

Note: The link below leads Harrop's complete piece. Ignore the "Read full article from PDF" tease at the bottom. 


Anonymous commented on 06-Feb-2015 12:30 PM

if you are going to link me to an article it would be nice to be able to read it without paying for it.

Anonymous commented on 06-Feb-2015 12:48 PM

The link above leads to Harrop's full piece. The link at the bottom of the piece, labeled "Read full article from PDF," suggests that there's more to read. There isn't; it's just a link to the PDF version. Sorry for the confusion.


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