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Cool Cube™ coolers utilize the latest in passive temperature controlling technology – phase change materials (PCMs). Cool Cube™ PCM panels passively stabilize the cooler (and packed-out product) at a specific temperature. Standard temperature parameters Cool Cube™ PCM Coolers are used for include refrigerated temps (2-8°C, 1-10°C, 1-6°C), frozen temps (-50° to -15°C) and controlled room temps (15-25°C, 20-24°C). PCM is accurate, reliable and predictable. In addition, it does not have any moving parts to maintain, does not require power to operate, and offers a long life of no maintenance.















The simplest and cheapest phase change material is water/ice. Unfortunately, the freezing temperature of water is fixed at 0°C (32°F), which makes it unsuitable for the majority of temperature sensitive products. Therefore the Cool Cube™ utilizes engineered PCM that freeze and melt like water/ice, but at specific temperatures (refrigerated, freezer, and room temps) for specific products (vaccine, medicine, varicella, MMRV, Zoster, FFP, blood products, FFPE, platelets, biospecimens, etc.). Cool Cube™ PCM is safe, non-toxic, 100% renewable, readily biodegradable, lasts well over 10,000 cycles (uses) and is contained within unique, patented cooling panels that make packing-out temperature sensitive product simple.








Cool Cube™ PCM has a high enthalpy of fusion (it takes a long time to melt). Each PCM variation (freezer, fridge, and room temp) is able to store more heat per unit volume than conventional storage materials such as water. This allows it to stay longer at its phase change point, ultimately resulting in better performance.














Technical Talk







Phase change materials (PCM) are substances that absorb and release thermal energy during the process of melting and freezing. When a PCM freezes, it releases a large amount of energy in the form of latent heat at a relatively constant temperature. Conversely, when such material melts, it absorbs a large amount of heat from the environment. PCMs recharge as ambient temperatures fluctuate, making them ideal for a variety of everyday applications that require temperature control.





















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Series 4 – Refrigerated Temps for vaccine, blood, medicine & more.















Cool Cube™ Series 4 temperature regulating panels contain a phase change material (PCM) that is nontoxic, biodegradable and has similar characteristics to that of water. However, unlike water melting points are custom formulated to maximize the hold time within specific temperature parameters.







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Series 4 PCM turns solid when its temperature is below 4.5°C/40.1°F (unlike water which has a freezing point of 0°C/32°F which is too cold for many sensitive products such as fresh vaccine, blood and many temperature sensitive medicines). When using solid, Series 4 PCM panels in the Cool Cube™, packed out product will stay at a cool, refrigerated temperature in hot conditions for an extended period of time. When using liquid, Series 4 PCM panels in the Cool Cube™, packed out product will stay at a cool, refrigerated temperature in freezing conditions for an extended period of time.







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Series 20M – Frozen Temps for varicella, MMRV, Zoster, FFP & more.















Cool Cube™ Series 20M temperature regulating panels contain phase change material (PCM) that is nontoxic, biodegradable and has similar characteristics to that of water. However, unlike water freezing points are custom formulated to maximize the hold time within specific temperature parameters.







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Series 20M PCM turns solid when its temperature is below -21.5°C/-6.7°F (unlike water which has a freezing point of 0°C/32°F). When using solid, Series 20M PCM panels in the Cool Cube™, packed out product will stay frozen in warm/hot conditions for an extended period of time.







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Series 22 – Controlled Room Temps for FFPE (tissue), platelets, biospecimens & more.















Cool Cube™ Series 22 temperature regulating panels contain a phase change material (PCM) that is nontoxic, biodegradable and has similar characteristics to that of water. However, unlike water freezing points are custom formulated to maximize the hold time within specific temperature parameters.







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Series 22 PCM turns solid when its temperature is below 21.5°C/70.7°F (unlike water which has a freezing point of 0°C/32°F). When using solid, Series 22 PCM panels in the Cool Cube™, packed out product will stay at room temperature in hot conditions for an extended period of time. When using liquid, Series 22 PCM panels in the Cool Cube™, packed out product will stay at room temperature in cold/freezing conditions for an extended period of time.







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