At Borgarplast we produce high quality insulated fish containers with two different kinds of insulation. One is Polyurethan (PUR) and the other is Polyethylene (PE).
We have always claimed that the PE container is stronger and the PUR container has better insulation qualities. We put this to the test and filled both containers with ice and then monitored the temperature in the containers as well as monitoring how long it would take for the ice to melt.
We placed these two containers full of ice in our showroom in room temperature of average around 20°C. Every morning we wrote down the temperature in each container and took videos to show how the ice was melting. The test duration was 16 days in total and the results were quite clear. The temperature in the PE container was always higher except for when the ice had melted in the PE tub and the temperature monitor was submerged in water.
After 16 days there was still ice in the PUR tub but the ice had long since melted in the PE tub. This test proves our claims that the PYR provides better insulation and is therefore better suited for environments where temperatures are extreme and the need to keep fish or meat cold for longer, for example on long transport routes or where the containers full of product need to stand in the sun for a long time.
We have also claimed that the PE container is stronger so next up is to test the strengt of both containers. Follow us on Linkedin for updates on that test.
Below there is a picture taken in the morning of April 12th on day 16 of the test. It shows there is still ice in the PUR container even after 16 days of standing in 20°C temperature. The ice is long gone in the PE container.
Below the image you can see the process in a video. Check it out. Contact us for advice on which type of container would suit your operation the best.
Contact our sales manager Kristján Benediktsson vie email (click this link for email address) or via telephone +354 561 2249