Emirates SkyCargo is rolling out a new white cover solution developed with DuPont to offer greater protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.
The Tyvek Xtreme W50 builds on DuPont’s Tyvek high density polyethylene material used in Emirates SkyCargo’s White Cover and White Cover Advanced Solutions to offer more robust protection in changing and extreme weather conditions.
The triple layered cover acts as a shield reflecting solar heat when temperatures are high and as a barrier for conduction preventing heat from escaping when temperatures are low.
The White Cover is breathable and allows water vapour to escape preventing condensation from forming on the surface of the cargo and affecting the integrity of the shipment.
It acts as a single solution that offers a high level of protection in harsh winter as well as summer conditions.
Emirates SkyCargo has been working with DuPont for a number of years to build its portfolio of lightweight thermal cargo covers offering an effective first level of protection for cargo against external heat and weather fluctuations.
The airline introduced ‘White Cover Advanced’ in April 2016 following the earlier success of the ‘White Cover’, used primarily for protecting perishables such as fruit and vegetables, while ‘White Cover Advanced’ is used for pharmaceutical shipments.
The White Cover Xtreme will help shield temperature sensitive shipments including pharmaceuticals, and the two companies have worked extensively on ground trials, and will roll out the new product for customers from late August 2017.