Put Those InsulTotes to Work- Again!

InsulTote liners can keep your rotisserie chicken hot, or your ice cream cold, all the way home! Whether you ordered an InsulTote liner on your own, or received one in a temperature sensitive package you received, put it to work! You may know that the reflective insulation in InsulTote liners stop heat transfer and work to keep items cold or hot, but you might be missing an opportunity to reuse these handy little helpers. Reusing your shipping pouches and box liners will save you money, save your groceries, and help to save the planet. At Innovative Energy, we are committed to sustainability, and encourage you to take every opportunity to get the most out of your products.

We understand that this can require a tiny bit of effort to get into the new routine of carrying InsulTotes with you, but the benefits are so great that we want to help you get started!

Here are a few easy tips to help you remember to re-use your InsulTote liners and shopping bags (before you’re already in the checkout line).

  1. Color Coordinate- Place your InsulTote liners in your brightest colored shopping bag with your other re-usable bags; using the brightest colored bag to store them will make it easier to spot in the car, and harder to forget! They’ll all be in one easy-to grab-bundle. 
  2. Put them on your list!- Add “InsulTote liners” to the top of your shopping list so their on the brain before you head out the door.
  3. Reward yourself!- If you remember to take your InsulTote liner into the store, pick up your favorite frozen/refrigerated/hot treat! Ice cream bar? Pizza slice? Chocolate bar? Your treat may not make it home from the store safely without the help of your trusty InsulTote liner.
  4. Make InsulTote Pay!– Paperclip a little cash to the InsulTote liner when you’re done with it. Next time, if you remember to take the InsulTote in, use that cash for your treat. No bags, no treat! That’ll teach ya!
  5. Unload/Reload!- After unpacking your InsulTote liner and re-usable bags, immediately organize them into the brightest one and hang it on the door handle. This way you will remember to return them to the car the next time you leave the house. 
  6. Have back-ups!-No matter how good our intentions are, we are going to forget the InsulTote liners. Make sure you have a couple of extra InsulTote liners that live in your car (separate for hot and cold items. If you have a favorite trick for re-using your InsulTote liners, or tips to remember to take them into the store; please share with us on Facebook!

Pro Tip: If the tape on the InsulTote flap has seen better days, simply cut that flap off with household scissors. For short trips from the grocery store, you can simply fold the InsulTote liner over to keep closed. For longer trips, or to re-use them for shipping, you can use clear packing tape to seal them closed before shipping.

Worrying is the Worst: How to Protect Your Shipment with InsulTote

Shipping your products is serious business. We understand that when your customer opens their package, that first impression can last a lifetime. That is a lot of pressure riding on a situation that sometimes feels out of your control, and it can be a real source of stress.

Luckily, we take this seriously too. Melted, spoiled, or mushy products are just not acceptable. We want you to feel confident that your temperature-sensitive products will arrive in good condition, and create a lasting image of quality and care. So, let’s take some of that control back! In this video, you will learn a few quick steps to ensure you are getting maximum performance from your InsulTote reflective insulation packaging. That way, you can seal up your precious cargo and send it on its way, knowing you have taken extra care for your care of your customers.

QUICK TIPS TO APPLY:

  • You can save money by using an InsulTote Pouch instead of a box liner
  • Slide fitted InsulTote box liner or pouch into your shipping box
  • Pack products in first
  • Add appropriate refrigerant on top (If you need help figuring out what method works best with your product, give us a call, or email, and we’re happy to help you through it. 800-776-3645, packaging@insul.net)
  • Remove tape covering and gently press out remaining air
  • Create air-tight seal for best performance
  • Tape up and ship out with confidence!

If this is all new to you and you have more questions about how to protect your products from temperature changes during shipments, our packaging expert is always willing to lend advice and share experiences on how InsulTote has worked best for similar products. Call or email us today so you can get started on a solution for your stress! 800-776-3645 packaging@insul.net

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InsulTote insulated box liners, more heading to Winter Fancy Foods

InsulTote insulated box liner
InsulTote insulated box liners are available in virtually any size.

Innovative Energy will once again be showing off our InsulTote line of insulated packaging products at the Winter Fancy Food Show, which takes place next week in San Francisco. Our insulated box liners, pouches and boxes, as well as our thermal pallet covers, will be on full display in booth #1352 in the north hall of the Moscone Center.

Aside from offering product information, brochures and free samples in the booth, our on-site representatives will be promoting a show special of 13 percent off any first order of insulated box liners, insulated pouches or thermal pallet covers. For a list of standard sizes for these items, click here or visit www.insultote.net.

The InsulTote product line offers a variety of insulated shipping and transport products – made using reflective technology – that protect temperature-sensitive items during transit. Not only do we supply standard items like insulated boxes, box liners and pouches, but we pride ourselves in offering custom-tailored solutions to best suit your needs.

To learn more about our InsulTote line of insulated packaging products, visit www.insultote.net or call 800-776-3645.

InsulTote insulated packaging products displayed at Pack Expo

The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago
The Innovative Energy booth at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago displayed several examples of InsulTote insulated packaging products.

Several members from the Innovative Energy team were in Chicago exhibiting at Pack Expo earlier this week. Our InsulTote insulated packaging products were on display, including insulated boxes and box liners, as well as miniature mock-ups of our insulated pallet covers.

As always, Pack Expo attracted thousands of professionals and we were pleased to meet with a good number of them at our booth.

“We spoke with individuals who are seeking a solution for protecting everything from food and dessert items to cosmetics and medical supplies,” said Tammy Skrzekut, executive director of the Packaging division for Innovative Energy. “Our reflective-based insulation products, combined with the resourcefulness of our team, give us the ability to offer such solutions.”

The InsulTote product line offers a variety of insulated shipping and transport products – made using reflective technology – that protect temperature-sensitive items during transit. Not only do we supply standard items like insulated boxes, box liners, pouches and pallet covers, but we pride ourselves in offering custom-tailored solutions to best suit your needs.

For more information, visit www.insultote.net or call 800-776-3645.