About PureTemp LLC

01-Dec-2014

PureTemp is a biobased specialty chemical company with offices in Plymouth, Minn., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

PureTemp LLC, originally known as Entropy Solutions, began producing the world’s first 100 percent renewable phase change material in 2007. These patented PCMs, developed in three years of research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are used in a wide variety of temperature-control applications, from cooling vests and warming blankets to refrigerators and thermal energy storage tanks. Derived from 100 percent sustainable sources such as animal fat and plant oil, PureTemp phase change material is nontoxic and biodegradable. It is engineered to maintain more than 200 different transition temperatures with consistent, repeatable performance.

PARTNERS

Sonoco ThermoSafe Arlington Heights, Ill.

Sonoco ThermoSafe logoSonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature-sensitive products. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. PureTemp has an exclusive and global relationship with Sonoco ThermoSafe regarding the use of PureTemp PCMs in life science shipping applications. PureTemp phase-change materials have allowed Sonoco ThermoSafe to significantly expand its product and solution offerings for custom and ready-engineered solutions such as Envoy, Certis, Via, and pallet shipper product lines.

Glacier Tek Plymouth, Minn.

GT logoGlacier Tek offers a wide range of body cooling products powered by PureTemp phase change materials. The company has more than 20 years of experience in PCM containment. Glacier Tek's first product, the Original Cool Vest, was among the earliest self-contained cooling vests on the market. Since then, Glacier Tek has developed a unique expertise in the encapsulation and packaging of renewable PCMs and expanded its reach into large-scale thermal energy storage. 

GRANTS

Year Grant
2011 USDA Enhanced Thermal Activity of Vegetable Oil Based Thermal Energy Storage Materials, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2008 NSF SBIR Phase II: Fire-Retardant Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils, Dr. William R. Sutterlin. Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2007 DOD Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2006 NSF SBIR Phase I: Fire-Retardant Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2005 DOD Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2003 USDA SBIR Phase II: Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC
2002 USDA SBIR Phase I: Phase Change Materials from Fats and Oils, Dr. William R. Sutterlin, Renewable Alternatives, LLC