Topa Thermal has won the BSMA 2023 Sustainability Award for our innovation in creating the world’s first rigid cover thermal packaging solution for shipping pharmaceuticals!

Our Connex OVERWRAP thermal pallet shipper made from sustainable and reusable materials has the potential to revolutionise the life sciences supply chain – offering the same benefits of a bulk thermal pallet shipper to protect temperature sensitive medicines and vaccines, but with much lower environmental impact.

Since we introduced the light-weight, high-capacity Connex OVERWRAP thermal pallet shipper last year, several thousand successful temperature-critical biopharma shipments have been made globally. Customers from the life sciences supply chain found that they have cut CO2 emissions by over 30% by swapping to Connex OVERWRAP to ship products. They also saved 40% on freight costs.

The BSMA (Bio Supply Management Alliance Europe) fosters life science supply chain innovation to ensure a seamless and efficient bio-pharma supply chain and timely access to life-saving medications. The BSMA Awards celebrate innovating companies in four distinct categories, industry, supplier, clinical supplies and sustainability.

Speaking at the BSMA Awards ceremony in Brussels on 20th October 2023, Maarten Kleverlaan, technical solution manager of Topa Thermal said: “This year has been incredibly successful for Topa Thermal. We’re proud to continue innovating, reducing environmental impact in the life sciences and to be working with the BSMA. We’re excited that Connex OVERWRAP has recognised sustainability benefits and that this new development will positively impact the environment.”

Franck Toussaint co-founder of BSMA: “The Topa Thermal award is recognition of the work the company has put towards greater sustainability. The jury was impressed by the quality of the whole approach.”

Connex OVERWRAP was developed at our Topa Institute which is the only test and research centre in our industry that has both specialisms of thermal and mechanical testing side by side.


About Topa Thermal

Topa Thermal BV is a full service supplier of distribution systems for temperature-sensitive products, providing safe, reliable and cost-effective thermal packaging and aid access to medicines, vaccines and related healthcare products for patients around the world. All Topa Thermal’s packaging design and qualification is undertaken at their state-of-the-art ISTA certified test centre – Topa Institute – in the Netherlands.

Topa Thermal is part of Topa, with a 100-year legacy providing industrial and protective packaging, and supply chain services.

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About BSMA

BSMA is a global organization that fosters innovation and adoption of disruptive technologies within the end-to-end supply chain of the Life Sciences industry. BSMA supports continuous learning and improvement of bio supply management professionals in the biotech, biopharma and biomedical device industries, and the enhancement of the efficacy of the supply chain of the industry.

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