Tower launches System for the Transport of Ultra Cold Temperature-critical Pharmaceuticals


Pharmaceutical thermal protection provider, Tower Cold Chain, launched its latest system, the KTM42D Tower Double Euro Pallet Ultra Cold, which is a fully reusable double-pallet temperature-controlled packaging container for the transportation and extended storage of products that require an internal temperature range of -80˚C to -60˚C.

It is intended for the transportation of vaccines, life science products, and any other product requiring a stable temperature environment during transportation or storage.

Tower strived to deliver robust, reliable, and reusable technology to achieve the optimum balance between ultra-low temperatures, shipment size, simplicity of use, and reusability.

“All of our solutions are developed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers, 3PL providers, and airlines,” says Niall Balfour, CEO of Tower Cold Chain. “As such, the KTM42D has been designed to accept two full Euro pallets and maintain the stored contents at less than –60°C for over 94 hours.”

The KTM42D is designed to be compatible with all major modes of transit delivery, including wide-bodied aircraft, reefers, and all road-transport options.

By using a passive temperature control system that removes the need for external power, and datalogging technology to provide real-time confirmation of the internal temperature, no human intervention is required during transportation.

Instead, the KTM42D features an easy load and unload process through double door access. With less than five-minute load-and-reload time, human contact with dry-ice is minimized to help maintain industry-leading health and safety working conditions.

Temperature is consistent throughout the payload to prevent any temperature differentiation in container. When stored in a (-20°C) freezer unit the KTM42D maintains temperatures of under -60°C for over nine days and can be replenished with dry ice in under five minutes, providing a longer term solution for deep freeze time.

The KTM42D is available across Tower’s global network of strategically located hubs, providing availability within 24 hours or less. In addition, all KTM42Ds are fully reusable, helping customers to meet sustainability targets with a circular solution for their pharmaceutical supply chain.

(Source:, 2021)

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