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We’re revolutionising the pharma insulated packaging world with our multi award-winning insulation systems

Cut-away of Woolcool Systems
Maintaining 2-8ºC with Woolcool
Maintaining 15-25ºC with Woolcool
Whether it’s 2-8ºC or 15-25ºC, Woolcool insulation systems maintain temperature ranges for 48hrs and longer

Woolcool temperature controlled insulated systems for global logistics

Woolcool Pharmaceutical Box Sets

Thermal Box Packaging

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Woolcool Pharmaceutical Insulated Pouches

Flexible Thermal Packaging

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Woolcool is a smaller package to transport
Woolcool give a greater load space
Woolcool reduces the amount of ice packs required
Woolcool reduces the overall weight of packaging
Performance Solution from Woolcool
Temperature controlled vehicles gone with Woolcool

The big question is… Why use Woolcool? Well it’s pretty simple really, if you want to be Cold Chain Compliant then Woolcool is for you

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Woolcool insulated packaging for pharmaceutical not only meets the performance demands of changing GDP legislation within the UK and worldwide, but exceeds them. We are raising the bar.

SUSTAINABLE

Wool is one of the most sustainable natural materials, being available in abundance as a by-product of rearing sheep. Woolcool products use sustainable, compostable, recyclable or recycled materials.

Wool has naturally evolved as an insulator and independent tests consistently prove that Woolcool outperforms conventional insulated packaging on every level

Woolcool Summer trial 140 hours
Woolcool maintains pharma between 2-8ºC

MAINTAIN 2°C – 8°C > 120H

Woolcool has been independently proven to keep pharmaceuticals within the critical 2°C and 8°C. Our range offers options qualified from 24 hours to more than 120 hours.

15 to 25ºC

CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE

Recent changes in EU GDP guidelines now require temperature monitoring of CRT products in distribution. Woolcool insulated packaging has been independently proven to keep ambient pharmaceuticals within 15ºC-25ºC.

Woolcool is a 100% performance solution
Woolcool is a natural temperature regulator
Woolcool absorbs moisture
Woolcool have real expertise in packaging
Natural materials for Woolcool
Antibac from Woolcool

Our Woolcool Products Use Sustainable, Compostable, Recyclable Or Recycled Materials

Our Woolcool Products Use Sustainable, Compostable, Recyclable Or Recycled Materials

NATURAL MATERIALS

Wool is one of the most sustainable natural materials, being available in abundance as a by-product of rearing sheep. The global sheep population is in excess of 1.2 billion.

WE COMPLY, DO YOU?

Woolcool offers significant benefits for complying with UK MHRA and EU GDP requirements, including the European Commission’s guidelines for the distribution of temperature sensitive products, Packaging Essential Requirement Regulations, Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) and businesses’ Duty of Care.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Since 2009, many thousands of tonnes of non-biodegradable plastic packaging waste has been saved from landfill by UK customers switching to Woolcool.

Woolcool is delivered flat packed. This offers massive logistical and transportation benefits for businesses and the environment. Woolcool can be delivered in just 1 x 40ft lorry versus the like for like sizing on 4x40ft lorries in equivalent conventional solutions. A 75% space saving!

MEET YOUR COMMITMENTS

Woolcool’s sustainable credentials contribute towards our customer’s Corporate Social Responsibilities and Sustainable Development Goals.

Woolcool insulated eco packaging products help companies and consumers reduce, re-used and recycle packaging as set out by the Government and following guidelines by WRAP (Waste & Resource Action Programme).

The wool insulation is totally compostable and biodegradable, releasing valuable nitrates back into the soil.

Any plastics used are easily recyclable at local authority waste depots.

The cardboard delivery boxes are produced using recycled materials with FSC standards, and are easily recyclable at local authority waste depots.

Using Woolcool significantly reduces the rate of the Packaging Waste obligation versus conventional materials.

At the end of its useful life as packaging, the insulation liners or felted wool can be re-used for a variety of purposes.

Woolcool's ethos is to reuse, reduce and recycle
Temperature performance built-in to Woolcool
Woolcool uses a sustanable resource: Wool
Woolcool helps with your traceability
Temperature regulator within Woolcool
Woolcool only uses 100% pure wool

Look Forward To Hearing From You

+44 (0) 1785 262030

Please complete the short enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.

Look Forward To Hearing From You

+44 (0) 1785 262030

Please complete the short enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch.

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Woolcool Pharmaceutical range

Frequently Asked Questions…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…

WHY WOOLCOOL?
Woolcool insulation is made using 100% pure sheep’s wool. The Wool is sustainable, compostable, and due to Wool’s superior insulative properties, more effective than other solutions at keeping contents consistently colder for longer. This biodegradability means that at the end of the liner’s life, the Wool component can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. Regardless of where the liner ends up, even if ultimately this is in landfill, within 6-12 months, the Wool will have broken down, never to be seen again. Not only is the Wool reducing food waste by keeping food chilled in transit, but it is also significantly reducing our packaging waste to landfill.

Just in the last year alone, Woolcool prevented the equivalent of 75 Olympic sized swimming pools full of polystyrene from going to landfill.

CAN I REUSE/RECYCLE WOOLCOOL?
There are a number of ways you can recycle/reuse the wool liners including:-

– picnic hampers
– hanging baskets
– pet baskets
– cushion stuffing
– Homework projects
– Donation to homeless or animal shelters
– Pipe lagging
– Draught excluders
– Protection for plants/trees from frost
– Feeding roses and keeping slugs off plants
– Keeping takeaways warm
– Keeping drinks/food cold on the beach
– Craft projects
– Van/Car lining
– Pads for gardening

We are open to any other suggestions too! We are also new and inventive ways. Post these on social media using #letsboxclever.

If you aren’t looking to re-use the Woolcool Liners, simply remove the plastic liner, this can be put in with the standard plastic recycling, then just put the wool liner into either a compost bin (if available) or dig into the soil in the garden, as the wool will release valuable nitrates back into the soil as it breaks down. Some local authorities will accept the wool in household garden waste bins, it is just a matter of checking with the local council to find out what recycling facilities are available in your area. Even if the wool going into the general waste, it will break down in landfill.

WHERE DOES WOOL COME FROM?
We only use 100% sheep wool. As an ethical and environmentally responsible business, we are very sensitive to the welfare of animals and in particular sheep, from which our amazing, sustainable insulated packaging material is made. We have a lot to thank the Sheep for! Adult Sheep of breeds which have continuously growing wool need to be sheared for welfare reasons, a heavy fleece not only causes a sheep to over heat in the summer but can provide an ideal environment for parasites on the sheep. The RSPCA advise that a sheep must be shorn at least once every year for their own health, to keep them comfortable and free from parasites. Shearing can only be carried out by a licensed shearer to ensure that the sheep is handled carefully. We do not use pulled wool.
HOW DOES THE WOOL GET FROM THE SHEEP TO WOOLCOOL?
After being sheared, all of our Wool is washed and scoured in the UK to ISO standard. All wool sourced is heat treated and no harsh cleaning chemicals are used. The wool goes through a series of hot baths where it is washed and scoured using only hot water and a mild detergent. It then goes through industrial dryers. This process means our wool is both clean and suitable to use with food and pharmaceutical products and does not carry any nasty chemicals!
YES, IT SMELLS LIKE WOOL...
Questions around the smell are usually linked to worries about cleanliness and linking the smell to the toxins etc. Wool is washed and scoured to ISO standards to ensure cleanliness. We perform monthly tests to ensure it is completely clean and free of any toxins that can leach into food/pharmaceuticals. As with any material/object, man made or natural, it has its own smell. Typically if the Wool has been stored with other wool, it will smell stronger, but once it has been taken out of the initial delivery box, that smell will dissipate. To remove the smell we would have to add chemicals, which would negate our natural product and could potential damage the fibres. Of course, we love the smell, as what better way is there to prove our product is 100% natural?!
WHAT IS WOOLCOOL INSULATION MADE OF?
100% felted sheep’s wool, sealed within recyclable industry grade polyethylene wrap.
HOW IS WOOLCOOL MADE?
Sheep’s fleeces are naturally washed, scoured and felted to make the insulation material to the required thickness which is then cut into strips and sealed within a recyclable polyethylene industry grade wrap.
HOW DOES WOOLCOOL KEEP CONTENTS COOL?
Wool fibres are incredibly effective at absorbing moisture from the air which minimises humidity and condensation to maintain stable temperatures. The recyclable industry grade wrap which encloses the wool in Woolcool is micro-perforated to allow the fibres to breathe and create the natural cooling system.
HOW LONG WILL WOOLCOOL KEEP PRODUCTS BETWEEN 2°C – 8°C?
With ice sheets used to maintain the cool temperatures for pharmaceutical goods, the Woolcool insulation has been proven to keep contents between 2°C – 8°C for at least 72 hours.
HOW MANY ICE-SHEETS WILL I NEED?
Woolcool does need ice packs, although the efficiency of the wool liners means they need significantly less than the alternatives. Please contact us to discuss your particular application.
DOES WOOL KEEP PRODUCTS AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURES?
Yes, wool is excellent at maintaining temperature and has been tested for ambient and warm applications.
IS THE WOOL HYGIENIC?
Yes, wool is perfectly safe. The natural washing and scouring process requires no chemicals, additives or further sterilisation. Wool fibres have been scientifically proven to absorb and lock-in bacteria and dangerous chemicals. The wool is sealed within recyclable, industry grade polyethylene wrap to prevent the fibres coming into direct contact with packaged contents.
DOES THE WOOL SMELL OR TAINT?
No. After the natural washing and scouring process, the wool only has a similar smell to a new, pure wool jumper! It is also sealed within recyclable, industry grade polyethylene wrap to prevent contents coming into direct contact with the wool fibres.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN WOOLCOOL BE RE-USED?
This depends on the condition of the Woolcool after use, for example whether it has been ripped or if contents have spilled out or seeped into the insulation. If the Woolcool cannot be re-used as it is, the wool can be recycled and re-used or put to many good uses from lagging pipes to insulating garden plants from the frost!
CAN WOOLCOOL BE RECYCLED?
The wool is sustainable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. The industry grade wrap is also recyclable.
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