Advantages of Icebox
Icebox is a refrigeration appliance and an useful mechanical food
equipment. The iceboxes were designed with a view to preserve foods
at very low temperatures or at a freezing temperature. The basic
model of an icebox consists of plastic external packaging and have
several materials such as PE or PP for proper insulation. The top
of the box usually holds an ice tray that is ideal for keeping a
large block of ice pack. The air circulated through the ice
compartment goes towards the bottom while passing through the
various storage compartments and helps in keeping the food cold.
Keeping perishable items fresh and cold
ICEBOX packaging is widely used in the food, health and
pharmaceutical industries because of its superior insulating and
protective properties, ensuring the product quality and safety for
storage and transportation.
Maintains Temperature Constant
Any increases in temperature are detrimental to the quality and
safety of packaged food or medicine. Maintaining a constant
temperature during storage and transportation is important to
guarantee product quality and safety for consumption – think of
perishables, fresh meat, fresh seafood or ice cream. ICEBOX
packaging has a very low rate of thermal conductivity compared to
packaging alternatives made of wood, paper, cardboard or
polyethylene film. It means the insulating performance of ICEBOX is
higher compared to conventional packaging materials, and it
explains why ICEBOX packaging is ideal where thermal insulation is
needed. ICE cooler boxes can be used to keep products at even or
below surrounding temperatures and to protect contents against
sudden temperature changes and thermal shocks caused by product
transfers or removal from refrigerator trucks or cold rooms.
Protects Against Damage
The insulation properties of ICEBOX packaging and cooler boxes not
only ensure optical temperature conditions but also help prevent
bacterial deterioration and external contamination. Products are
preserved in ideal thermal and hygienic conditions. ICEBOX
packaging also helps protect the product against mechanical
deterioration due to improper manipulation and transportation,
unlike conventional packaging material susceptible to breakage. The
outstanding thermal and protective properties of ice cooler boxes
offer a reliable and cost-effective packaging option for fresh
produce, meat, fish, as well as temperature-sensitive medicine. By
maintaining temperature stability and enforcing protective
barriers, ice cooler boxes assist producers to meet strict industry
regulatory requirements, quality and safety criteria.
Maintenance of Well-stocked Icebox
Storing them below 5 degrees or more can extend the useful life of
fresh foods. Here are few tips that can be used if storing food in
· It is suggested that the food so purchased be stored away in the
icebox as soon as possible, as it prevents the food from
contamination by pollutants and microbes.
· It is advisable not to stuff the various foods too tightly
against eachother or very close to each other, because this will
not allow the cold air to circulate properly in the box to keep the
contents properly chilled.
· Proper cleaning of iceboxes is required at regular intervals.
· Dairy products such as butter and cream should be stored covered,
as they tend to catch odor from other foods very fast.
· Highly perishable items like eggs; fruits and raw vegetables
should be kept in the top shelves of the box so that they can be
stored for longer period.
· The door is the warmest part of the icebox, so if any shelf is
there on the door, then, it should be reserved for quick eating
foods or non-perishable foods.
· Raw meats should be stored at the lowest shelf to avoid drippings
on the other items.
· Vegetables and fruits should be stored in either paper bags or
plastic bags to prevent them from sweating and to retain freshness.