The New Generation of Cold Chain Gel Packs

Ben Shore has solutions for the sustainability challenges facing the cold chain packaging industry today.

By Kristin Joker

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On this episode of Packaging Perspectives, we talk to Ben Shore, the founder and CEO of Minus Works, an American manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance gel packs. Before founding Minus Works, Shore worked for an aerospace composites company producing advanced materials used in commercial aircraft and defense applications. Ben has also had stints in healthcare technology and private equity. He received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and his undergrad from Tufts University in Boston.

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Ben Shore, Minus Works
Gel pack

Minus Works’ plant-based refrigerant gel pack.

Minus Works, an American manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance gel packs for the cold chain industry, has received Ready Biodegradability Certification for its Plant-Based Refrigerant Gel formulation, making it the first gel pack manufacturer to achieve this standard. We discuss that and other topics including the next-generation advances of cold chain applications, what type of materials are most effective for hot food delivery, and the difference between similar terms like recyclable plastic and recycled plastic, and biodegradable and readily biodegradable.

RFID pack

RFID temperature logger with the form factor of a shipping label.

For more information on Minus Works, visit, email or call at 516-331-1638.

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