THE Envirotuff Liner (ETL) is a revolutionary product designed to protect wine and other goods during transport by creating an environment sensitive to temperature fluctuations. JMP has launched the ETL into the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Across all industries, moving products in shipping containers can expose the goods to severe temperature fluctuations. In many cases this can cause irreversible damage to the product resulting in lost sales and expensive insurance claims.
A prime example of where temperature variations can cause havoc is during transportation of wine. Even minimal fluctuations can result in such problems as loss of bouquet, product oxidation and even leakage through cork dryness.
The art of winemaking is a very exact science and also a competitive business. It is essential that the wine is crafted, aged and then stored to the winemakers exact specifications. However, when it comes to transporting wine the whole process can be undone if proper protection such as the ETL is not implemented.
The Envirotuff Liner is a fully woven reflective liner that is hung into a general-purpose ISO shipping container and allows for forklift loading, hand loading and slip sheet.
Once loaded it is fully sealed protecting all six walls and providing a closed off temperature and humidity controlled environment for the goods within.
Without the proper protection of the ETL, cargo inside a container can be exposed to dangerous heat penetrating in three ways - conduction, radiation and convection.
Conduction occurs when the cargo makes direct contact with the container walls. Radiation or radiant heat penetrates through the container wall from the outside via infrared radiation, while convection is the hot air circulating throughout the container.
The ETL eradicates these problems by reflecting up to 96% of the radiant heat, preventing the cargo from making direct contact with the container walls and preventing hot or cold air coming through the fully sealed liner.
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Australia conducted tests that showed the ETL has an emittance rate of 4%, with the nearest insulation alternative only scoring around 50%.
The ETL is basically designed to reflect the temperature from the outside and retain the temperature inside ensuring greater temperature consistency for a cargo during transit.
Furthermore, because the environment within the liner is less exposed to the fluctuations outside there is less chance the temperature inside will drop below the dew point, which can cause condensation and subsequent moisture damage.
The ETL simply offers more than other alternatives. It is more cost effective and better performing than bubble wrap and thermal blankets and is much cheaper, stronger and easier to install than other types of liners.
The ETL does not require the use of double sided adhesive tapes, glues, mechanical blowers and devices during installation inside an ISO container.
The ETL is hung up using the lashings provided and is tied to the lugs inside the container. This task can be done quickly by one operator.
Envirotuff Liners are specifically designed for usage in general purpose ISO shipping containers both 20' and 40'. However, because of the versatility and ability of the Envirotuff material, liners for use on road, rail and air are also available.
The Envirotuff Liner is ideal for the wine industry and also be used in many other industries including food and beverage, automotive, plastics, chemicals, computing and electronics.