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Validated Thermal Shippers and Cold Chain Supplies

Packaging options to keep shipments cold or frozen

As your single point of contact for shipping, Mercury offers best-in-class cold chain supplies including validated thermal shippers, coolants and a variety of trackers. We simplify what can be a very complex process and have experts available to provide guidance and advice.

Many of our clients ship items frozen and use dry ice or +2 +8 C using a variety of phase change materials. Getting the right validated thermal shippers for your shipment can be a time consuming and complicated process. Below is a chart of the most commonly used validated thermal shippers for dry ice temperatures as well as +2 +8 C with their validated duration, suggested use and shipping service. The chart includes high level information about their dry ice capacity or phase change material pack out.

Mercury provides dry ice to many of our clients. This can be a single or daily delivery to their lab or office, or a more specialized service such as a courier bringing a validated thermal shipper with dry ice to retrieve a sample. Many of our clients use GPS trackers for added visibility into their shipments. We partner with the best GPS tracker companies to ensure FAA-compliance for shipments that are in flight. Other clients use TempTales to maintain a constant log of their shipment's temperature. Mercury provides these to our clients at their location or a courier can provide to a specified location.

As always, the Mercury team is here to assist. Email us at support@shipmercury.com or call 617-723-5205 to speak with an expert.

Dry Ice Packaging

 

 

Product

Outer Dimensions (in)

Dry Ice Capacity

Validated Duration

 

Suggested Use

 

Suggested Service

 

L

W

H

lbs

 

 

 

3 Liter DI

12

12

12

10

48 hrs

Domestic 1 Day Air or Same Day

Express Small Package

8 Liter DI

16

15

14

17

48 hrs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air

Express Small Package

15 Liter DI

22

15

15

19

48 hrs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air and Intl 1 - 2 day Transit

Express Small Package + Specialty Cold Chain

16 Liter PU DI

27

19

18

34

107 hrs*

Int'l Shipments, Transit time Greater than 2 days

Specialty Cold Chain

32 Liter PU DI

27

27

19

54

120 hrs*

Int'l Shipments, Transit time Greater than 2 days

Specialty Cold Chain

* Both the 16 and 32 liter validated shippers use polyurethane as insulation. This provides superior maintenance of internal temperatures, even under extreme weather conditions. The dry ice will dissipate at a much slower rate than conventional foam insulation.

Misc Frozen Cold Chain Products

Product

Suggested Use

Notes

Dry Ice 10 lbs

Domestic Same Day & 1 day Air

 

 

 

 

You must order 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 100 lbs. Mercury will round up an amount in between one of the options.

Dry Ice 15 lbs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air

Dry Ice 20 lbs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air

Dry Ice 30 lbs

Intl 1 - 2 Day Transit

Dry Ice 40 lbs

Intl 3+ Days in Transit

Dry Ice 50 lbs

Intl 3+ Days in Transit

Dry Ice 100 lbs

Intl 3+ Days in Transit

TempTale Ultra

Monitor interior temperature from pickup to delivery

 

GPS Tracking Device

Real time tracking from pickup to delivery

Notes: Contact Mercury at support@shipmercury.com or 617-723-5205 for pricing and transit times. Dry ice dissipates 7.5 lbs per day on average. Mercury recommends using 10 lbs of dry ice per day's in transit. Packaging options noted are always in stock. Additional sizes and temp control are available with a typical lead time of 7 - 14 days.

+2 +8 C Packaging

 

 

Product

Outer Dimensions (in)

Gel Pak Packout

Validated Duration

 

Suggested Use

 

Suggested Service

 

L

W

H

Summer

Winter

 

 

 

3 Liter 2-8° C

12

12

12

3 Frozen

1 Frozen

1 Refrigerated

48 hrs

Domestic 1 Day Air or Same Day

Express Package

8 Liter 2-8° C

16

15

14

6 Frozen

2 Frozen

2 Refrigerated

48 hrs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air

Express Package

15 Liter 2-8° C

22

15

15

8 Frozen

3 Frozen

3 Refrigerated

48 hrs

Domestic 1 - 2 Day Air and Intl 1 - 2 day Transit

Express Package + Specialty Cold Chain

16 Liter PU 2-8° C

27

19

18

4 refrigerated, 8 Frozen

107 hrs*

Int'l Shipments, Transit time Greater than 2 days

Specialty Cold Chain

32 Liter PU 2-8° C

27

27

19

6 refrigerated, 12 frozen

120 hrs*

Int'l Shipments, Transit time Greater than 2 days

Specialty Cold Chain

* Both the 16 and 32 liter validated shippers use polyurethane as insulation. This provides superior maintenance of internal temperatures.

Misc Cold Chain Products

Product

Notes

TempTale Ultra

Monitor interior temperature from pickup to delivery

GPS Tracking Device

Real time tracking from pickup to delivery

Cold / Gel Packs

Used for +2 +8 C temperature range. Can be provided preconditioned if needed

Notes: Contact Mercury at support@shipmercury.com or 617-723-5205 for pricing and transit times. Packaging options noted are always in stock. Additional sizes and temp control are available with a typical lead time of 7 - 14 days.

 

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Validated Thermal Shippers