White Cover Advanced: Affordable solution for pharmaceutical products

Emirates Skycargo - cargo division of Emirates Airline - has launched a next-generation version of its protection product for valuable temperature-sensitive cargo, such as pharmaceutical products. It is called White Cover Advanced and utilizes DuPont’s patented Tyvek material made of high density polyethylene to form a tough protective barrier against varying external temperatures and direct sunlight. The special material is water resistant to prevent moisture damage while at the same time breathable, thereby reducing condensation and dryness. It is also 100% recyclable.

The White Cover Advanced is an enhanced offering to Emirates Skycargo’s existing White Cover solution and offers additional protection for packaged pharmaceutical shipments in Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) range and in insulated packaging.

Weighing no more than three kilograms for Emirates’ largest passenger aircraft pallet, the special sheet completely encloses the shipment and allows for cooling during transportation and cold storage. Application is also very efficient, taking two people no more than eight minutes to wrap a pallet.
As a pioneer in the use of specialized covers to protect temperature-sensitive cargo Emirates Skycargo has worked with DuPont in developing applications of its Tyvek material in the air cargo industry.

“The pharmaceutical industry moves products worth over USD 1 trillion annually. Temperature changes during transportation can pose a serious threat to the integrity of these sensitive products. They must be kept within different control room temperature (CRT) bands in accordance with the revised EU Good Distribution Practice.  The White Cover Advanced, with its silver-coating technology, provides a reliable and affordable means of protecting these products from temperature spikes during air transportation,” said Henrik Ambak, Senior Vice President, Emirates’ Cargo Operations Worldwide.

The cargo carrier’s range of advanced protective techniques and solutions in transporting perishable products include: Cool Chain Premium, Cool Chain Advanced and Cool Chain Standard, each of which is designed to meet specific requirements of customers. This includes the Emirates SkyCargo Cool Dolly, a special piece of equipment that transports cargo from the aircraft to cool storage areas, while maintaining temperatures of as a low as -20°C. The cool chain portfolio is supported by the airlines extensive temperature controlled handling facilities at both its freighter terminal in Dubai World Central’s (DWC) at Al Maktoum International Airport and its Cargo Mega Terminal in Dubai International Airport.