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Two (2) package systems containing 12-Pack Wine Bottles were subjected to temperature testing per ISTA 7D-2007 (PDF), Cyclic Test Profile for winter and summer transport conditions for international shipments from the United States (72 hour International expedited airfreight transport). Full report.
According to the winter and the summer thermal mapping data, there was little difference between the 12 bottle upright EPS wine shipper and [Western's] 12 bottle lay down wine shipper.
The thermal properties of these two package types are similar as depicted in the graphs. Some slight resistance to heat transfer was noted at the center of the EPS package system; however, both packages attained equilibrium in less than a 12 hour period. The insulating characteristics of both package systems are considered to be equal regardless of the location of the bottle within the package system.
- WESTEPACK, Inc. Report No. 111-09-1797 Rev. 1
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