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Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Certis® Silver Universal CRT Design-Qualified Shippers New insulated shippers ensure controlled room temperature protection for pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics for up to four days

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the new Certis Silver Universal CRT (controlled room temperature) design-qualified shipper series to ensure ambient thermal protection for pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products.

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"Increasing global regulations are requiring that the shipments of pharmaceuticals and other high-value biologics must uphold strict temperature control to comply with each product's labeled storage requirements," said Russell Grissett, vice president, Sonoco ThermoSafe. "A regulatory focus on strict compliance to storage temperature limits has increased the demand for controlled room temperature shipping solutions.  The new Certis Silver Universal CRT series has been designed to fulfill this emerging market need," continued Russell.

"Our Certis Silver Universal CRT Shippers are design-qualified to our real-world ISCsilver® ambient profile to ensure absolute thermal protection. These EPS insulated containers utilize PureTemp™ advanced phase change materials that provide a consistent 15- to 25-degree Celsius temperature control for up to four days," mentioned Prakash Mahesh, vice president, Sales and Marketing.

Certis CRT shippers are capable of holding a 14-liter payload for 72-hour duration and an 11-liter payload for 96-hour durations when packed with the same component configuration regardless of the season.

Sonoco ThermoSafe is the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, the Company has a vast product offering featuring industry leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information can be found on www.thermosafe.com.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 347 operations in 34 countries, serving many of the world's best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at sonoco.com.

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