TCP’s PCMs are a GREEN product, meaning they are a sustainable product designed to minimize environmental impacts during their whole life cycle and even after they are of no use. Our GREEN PCM products are identified as having two primary goals – reducing waste and maximizing resource efficiency.
For example, dry ice is a hazardous material that can be harmful in its use and can negatively impact the environment when it is created and disposed of. Proper handling and disposal of this material, therefore, is critical. In addition, dry ice is compressed frozen CO2, which is the main greenhouse gas that leads to global warming.
Global warming occurs when CO2 and other air pollutants collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. Creating and storing dry ice demands a lot of energy, and most commercial freezers will rely on the primary electricity grid to maintain dry ice until it is needed. However, no amount of refrigeration will keep dry ice frozen; it begins sublimating right after it is formed. Therefore, when you purchase dry ice, you receive much less than what you paid for, and whether it is all used right away or not, sublimation continues
until it is gone. It is difficult to procure and sometimes difficult to procure enough. For example, if one million pounds of dry ice is procured, by the time it is sent for delivery, it has already started sublimating, releasing 200,000 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. If weather prevents delivery for days, the dry ice is lost and unlike TCP’s PCMS, dry ice is not reusable.
Our alternative to dry ice provides an environmentally friendly, GREEN option for the world. Our PC-21’s and PC-16’s only require a brief time in the freezer to charge the PCM, but do not require long-term freezer use or storage. Our PCM technology is GREEN, non-toxic, sustainable, reusable, and the outer shells of our PCMs are HDPE plastic and therefore recyclable, helping us continue our mission to maintain a small carbon footprint. PC-21 and PC-16 can sit for years and be reused thousands of times.
The products are made from a proprietary blend of salts, keeping them safe for the environment and safe for you.