Frequently Asked Questions

Active temperature protection 

This includes any method of actively controlling temperature using methods such as refrigerated units (reefers), refrigerated shipping boxes, and dry ice. While very effective, users have found that these methods are costly and too tightly controlled by market demand (i.e. influx in spot market rates due to capacity crunch).

 

Passive temperature protection 

Passive temperature protection captures and maintains the existing temperature of the product it is protecting. It requires no energy to perform and is independent of changes in the marketplace. With a variety of insulation properties, users are able to specify the exact type of protection they need.

Our products protect a large range of temperatures –from extreme heat to extreme freeze.

For the pharmaceutical industry, we have thermal blankets for 2-8°C and ambient environments.

This is the biggest question we get and, yes, it works! Passive temperature protection uses thermal dynamics engineering to capture the existing environment of products and maintain it for an extended period of time.

Since every shipment is unique, our Technical Services team specializes in testing products for our customers. That way you know exactly how our products work with your precise shipment.

We’ve ensured that our quilts are quick and easy to apply so as not to disrupt your current processes. Even our CargoQuilt, that is applied over entire truckloads, can be applied and removed in under 5 minutes on the first try. On average, our other products are applied in under 90 seconds.

Check out our video page to see application/removal videos of CargoQuilt and Cap & Wrap products.

Products

The cost of each product varies. In fact, each product that you see on our website has many different designs available, bringing our total product count to over 200! Please inquire with our sales team so they can identify which product and level of temperature protection is right for you.

 

Testing

Our Technical Services team will work with you at no cost to coordinate a test with any of our temperature protection products.

Yes, it can. Most of our customers have fully replaced their refrigerated units with our thermal quilts and blankets. Big Pharma has even been able to switch from Air to Ocean with ContainerKit. Learn more about that case study here.

 

Other customers prefer to keep their reefers and use our PalletQuilts for temperature protection during loading and unloading. For this user case, we often recommend our Breathable PalletQuilt, whose fabric protects the product’s internal temperature while allowing the refrigerated unit to continue cooling it.

Our products are made in the USA at our updated manufacturing facility in Hazel Crest, IL.

Most products are available in both limited and multi-use designs. For multi-use products, we offer QuiltTracker and other support for closed-loop operations.

QPS started in 1993 when inventor Bob Haberkorn created the first-ever CargoQuilt. Learn more about the QProducts & Services history.

Yes, please contact us to learn more.

Think of a question? Want to learn more?
Q Products & Services - Home of Thermal Shipping Products, Insulated Shipping Containers, Pallet Wraps, Thermal Blankets, Insulated Foil & More!

If you're searching for thermal shipping, insulated shipping containers, pallet wraps, thermal blankets, insulated foil, banana blankets, tote covers, drum covers, thermal blankets, shipping blankets, electronic cargo locks, or ice cream bags, you found all that and a whole lot more. We are fully committed to providing a passive thermal solution from top to bottom, nose to rear, of your temperature sensitive cargo.

Contact Us

3225 167th St Hazel Crest, IL 60429

© 2018 QProducts & Services