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Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica Group

Expands Presence in European Temperature-Controlled Packaging Market

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature-assurance packaging, has acquired the assets and operations of Laminar Medica in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, from Clinimed (Holdings) Limited, a privately held specialty medical products company based in the U.K. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1975 in London, Laminar Medica specializes in the design, test, manufacture and qualification of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, used by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries globally. The business provides solutions for products that need refrigerated, ambient and frozen temperature control for shipment ranging from 24-hours to 120-hours in duration.

Laminar’s insulated parcel and pallet shipping solutions are marketed globally under well-established brands, including ChillTherm®, FreezeTherm®, ClimiTherm®, MediPhase®, MediPorter®, MediSorb®, and newly launched ChillTech® and AmbiTech® product lines. More information about Laminar’s products and services is available at

“By adding Laminar Medica, we are significantly expanding Sonoco ThermoSafe’s global presence and providing our customers local access to the widest range of insulated parcel and pallet solutions,” said Russell Grissett, general manager of Sonoco Thermosafe. “Laminar’s strong brands, manufacturing, design, testing and qualification capabilities in the United Kingdom and Europe complements ThermoSafe’s current footprint to provide our customers the level of trust, confidence and customer experience they have grown to expect from a global market leader in temperature-assurance solutions.”

Vicki Arthur, vice president of Sonoco Protective Solutions, which includes Sonoco Thermosafe, added, “As our customers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry continue to expand internationally, we believe the addition of Laminar Medica demonstrates our commitment to be a global partner our customers can continue to collaborate with for their evolving temperature-assurance logistics needs.”

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