Feature

Bag keeps hot/cool stuff hot or cool

Launched at this year's International Housewares Show, the Hot/Cool bag is designed to keep food hot or cold for over three hours without a total loss or gain of +/- 5 F. According to Chris Garofola ...


Print this page

April 1, 2002 by Canadian Plastics


Launched at this year’s International Housewares Show, the Hot/Cool bag is designed to keep food hot or cold for over three hours without a total loss or gain of +/- 5 F. According to Chris Garofola of Therm-Snap Canada, the company licensed to distribute the bag in Canada, the Hot/Cool bag will be sold in grocery stores, as well as to companies such as beer or soft drink manufacturers interested in using the bag as a promotional item.

The bags are made in Germany. According to Garofola, the outside of the bag is constructed of a polyethylene liner, while the inside is made of a reflective foil comparable to the material used in an astronaut’s suit. Garofola wouldn’t elaborate on the method used to manufacture the bags, but did say the insulating barrier is the thinnest on the market.

“One of the most promising uses for the bags is for pizza delivery,” says Garofola. “We’re having talks with a large Canadian pizza chain right now.” Currently, pizzas are delivered in bag lined with glass-fibre insulation.

Therm-Snap Canada

416-631-0062