No. It is not necessary to condition the vacuum insulated panel (VIP) system. Storage at room temperature is recommended.
The PCM inside is above its phase change temperature.
No, but the PCM panels need to be prepped.
Yes, but they will just take longer to condition (the middle panel will be the last to condition). For the quickest conditioning process, get as much air circulating around the panel as possible. If the panels must be stacked we recommend inserting a spacer (pencil, tongue depressor, etc.) between each panel.
Yes, but to get the panels truly hard, the freezer must maintain a temperature lower than -30°C. Otherwise, the panel will be at the temperature of the freezer (in a liquid state) and just won’t last as long.