Vaccine 'backpack' earns FPA's Special Citation

When a package innovatively addresses societal health and wellness issues, the Flexible Packaging Assn. takes notice.

In FPA's 2009 Flexible Packaging Acheivement Awards competition, the association awarded its Special Citation for Social Responsibility to the World Health Organization (WHO)-approved Coldpack AntiFreeze Backpack developed by Coldpack System. Coldpack refers to the backpack as the AirLiner, an inflatable insulation liner designed to convert a corrugated box into a cooler. It ships and stores flat, taking up little space in a warehouse or during transportation.

WHO field-tested the AirLiner containers in Sudan about three years ago, says David McKinney, Coldpack System's COO. WHO noted that the Backpack met WHO/UNICEF Standard E4/VC2.

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