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  • 29. August 2014

    Business today 12/2013: “Keeping a cool head”

    In the pharmaceutical, laboratory and food industries, even brief interruptions in the cold chain can break the most sophisticated logistics chain and irreversibly damage the goods being transported. Icecatch® cooling elements and system packaging from the Mannheim company eutecma gmbh (limited liability company) offer maximum assurance. Temperature-sensitive products, samples etc can be reliably transported up to 120 hours through a variety of temperature corridors.

  • 19. January 2016

    PROTECT Pallet Shipper – for transport up to 120 hours.

    By means of a stacking frame, the Pallet box 172L is modularly extendable to 333L/495L. This allows the box to grow with the demands placed on it and is
    able to be quickly and easily assembled by one person. See for yourself in our new film.

    Key Advantages of the Pallet Shipper
    • qualified solution for transport up to 120 hours
    • modular extendability
    • suitable in ambient, cool and frozen temperature ranges
    • secure packaging for the transport of your temperature-sensitive products
    • easy assembly by one person
    • space-saving during transport and storage
    • multi-use solution
    • available in EPS or Neopor

    More information
    Upon request we can send you the qualification documents.
    Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • 1. March 2018

    Protect XL-Pallet Shipper: large volume cool box with multiple advantages


    Euro pallets are essential to the logistics sector. In Europe, they are the cargo carriers of choice. So what could be more practical than to develop a large volume cool box, which:

    provides a temperature stabile home for an entire Euro pallet
    can be pre-loaded with product
    is delivered compactly broken down for easy internal shipping and storage
    can be quickly and easily assembled by one person
    can be easily made taller thanks to its modular stacking frame
    only needs to be filled with single type of cool brick format

    Not possible? Oh yes it is: we are proud to present you with the new eutecma Protect XL-Pallet Shipper!

    The new big sister of the Protect Pallet Shipper is designed to perfectly fit a Euro pallet. And together with dry ice for Frozen (<-20 C) as well as our Icecatch Solid Insulated cool bricks for Ambient (+15 C to +25 C) and Cool (+2 C to +8 C), they provide a temperature stabile home for up to 120 hours for an entire Euro pallet –without having to supply external energy.

    Handling: It doesn’t get any easier than this!

    Maintaining the specific cold chain is one of the outstanding features of all our Protect System Packaging. Extremely simple handling is another. Because the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper can be set up in a flash.

    This is how it works: The forklift operator places a fully loaded pallet right onto the base plate with the guidance of the specially designed recesses. In the next step, a warehouse worker can then build the box to the height needed by using the stacking frame elements and then slips the required number of Icecatch© cool bricks into the specially designed slots in the frame, puts the lid on and sends the Protect XL-Pallet on its way.

    Its modular design is extremely cost effective. Because you only cool the volume you need. And that sinks weight and cargo costs, which is especially important in airfreight traffic, where every kilogram counts.

    And we’re not the only ones that are excited about the clever design of the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper. Launched in the summer of 2017, the newest member of our Protect System Packaging family is now our absolute bestseller. If you would like more information or a sales offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  • 6. March 2018

    More room, more space, more ideas: We are growing!

    In 2005, we – Florian Zeilfelder and Markus Baumgärtner – took a leap of faith and fulfilled our dream of founding our own company. We established ideapro gmbh and one year later took over the SCA Co-Packing GmbH location. Since then, our corporate home has been here in the Mannheim Harbor at Binnenhafen #7. And when we expanded in 2009, founding the eutecma gmbh as a specialist for passive cooling packaging, it dawned upon us: We are running out of space!

    Both companies have grown tremendously over the years. In 2016 it finally became obvious: We need more space! Almost 2 million Euros and 15 months later, the day finally arrived. In October 2017, we moved into our expansion building: 3,300 square meters (35,520 sq. ft.) that are now home to our finished product warehouses, production areas and break rooms.

    Now we have even more space for ideas, projects and new products!

  • 8. March 2018

    Portrait: Bruno Buracchio, Key Account Manager

    “My sweetest success? When potential customers become regular customers!”

    Bruno Buracchio is not a man to hesitate. When a pancreatic stone forced him into a hospital stay in 2015, he took a hard look at his life. Was this still the life he, his wife and their four children once wanted? No, they all agreed, it’s time for something new!

    Only one year and 11 days later, they packed up and took their German roots back to Germany. They loaded a sea freight container with all the things of sentimental value from their old lives in Chile. Here in Mannheim, they all started from scratch. Buracchio signed up for a German course and started looking for a job.

    His neighbor, who works for eutecma, told him about our company. A little later, Bruno Buracchio started working in production. There he learned all about our product line, familiarized himself with our processes – and two months later, takes the initiative: He tells us he studied nine years at the University de Chile and worked there. Is a trained pharmacist, knows the market and has many ideas how to use our products.

    And we didn’t have to think twice: After only two days, Bruno Buracchio joined our Distribution Department as a Key Account Manager. He has been in charge of our international customers ever since. He is in touch with Thailand and Taiwan, manages customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, and sells eutecma cooling packaging to Canada, the USA and Jordan.

    Starting from the first contact via email or phone all the way to placing an order, qualification, freight planning and delivery, all the way to final billing, our customers are in the excellent and competent hands of Mr. Buracchio. He is brimming with enthusiasm for eutecma, since “the beauty of our products is that they are not only simple but highly effective.”
    His specialty, by the way, is cold calling potential customers. Everybody that ever tried this approach knows: It is a tough job to do, but the strong-willed 40-year old likes exactly that about it – doing the research and the follow-ups. The fact that sometimes up to four months might go by from first contact to placing an order, does not scare him off. His sweetest success? “When potential customers become regular customers!”

  • 15. October 2018

    Icecatch© Solid Ambient:

    new and unique –100 % plant-based ingredients

    Those who know us understand very well, that we are always good for an extraordinary product innovation. And here we go again: We are proud to present out Icecatch© Solid Ambient – the unique cool/warm element for ambient temperature shipping made of 100 % plant-based ingredients.

    We are proud of the fact that we have achieved something that no one else has: the development of cool/warm element for transports in the temperature range of +15°C to +25°C that does not contain any mineral oil derivatives or paraffin – making it harmless and environmentally friendly.

    The core of the innovation is the plant-based phase change material that we have developed here in house. As a result, this brand new cool brick achieves a Water Hazard Class WGK 1 (self-classification) and can be disposed of in the regular household waste. But that doesn’t have to be for a very long time. Thanks to the flexible carrier substrate, Icecatch© Solid Ambient is reusable for numerous transport cycles without any loss of quality.

    Perfect companion for ambient shipping
    No matter if your transport is going to the scorching desert or ice-cold mountain regions – the Icecatch© Solid Ambient holds the temperature dependably between +15 °C and +25 °C. It does so thanks to the phase transition that is optimally set to +20 °C.

    That makes it a combination cool/warm element, which buffers the energy flowing in from the outside environment and reloads itself in the temperature range. And when utilized as a system with Protect System Packaging from eutecma, your temperature sensitive freight is optimally protected for up to 120 hours – no matter where you’re shipping. The new Icecatch© Solid Ambient is ready for delivery today. Click here ( to order using article number 19-05002.

  • 18. October 2018

    A good thing just got better:

    the new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l

    If you are looking for a solution with a slightly smaller cool volume, then our new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l is an excellent choice. What’s new about it? On the one hand, we have implemented new convection channels in the base plate which now distribute the cold throughout the box more evenly. And specially designed slots in the walls hold the cool bricks in place even more securely.

    Qualified cool packaging for cool and ambient logistics
    Once they have been slipped into the slots, there is no room to move for the eutecma cool bricks: Icecatch© Solid Insulated (1100 g) or Icecatch© Solid Ambient (800 g). They stay in fixed in position. And when the cool bricks cannot move, radiant cooling is also reduced.

    Naturally, we have already intensively tested and qualified the new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l: It passed each and every stress test in the eutecma climate chamber with flying colors. You can order this product today using the article number 19-06014-A (

  • 23. October 2018

    eutecma in the trade press

    “Pallet Transformed into GDP Packaging“ – that was the headline in the FRISCHELOGISTIK trade magazine in July 2018. The editors profiled our Protect XL-Pallet Shipper for temperature assured transport in a two-page article. We were very pleased with the reporting. You can read the entire article here.

    Download eutecma in the FRISCHELOGISTIK

    (With kind approval of the ERLING publishing house GmbH & Co. KG)

  • 12. December 2018

    Now available in XS: 4 Liter-Box from eutecma

    You know the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper from eutecma as the ideal solution for large volume pharmaceutical transports. Now we have proven that we can do XS just as well: the brand new Protect System Packaging 4 Liter is now available – a small volume transport packaging for Cool, Ambient and Frozen temperature ranges.

    The latest innovation from eutecma protects your valuable pharmaceutical and healthcare cargo for up to 120 hours. The secret is in the two components: slots in the wall and lid of the Protect System Packaging 4 Liter are special designed to quickly and easily fit Icecatch© cool/warm bricks – so they stay safely fixed in place.

    Perfect for small volume Ambient transports (+15 °C to +25 °C): Protect System Packaging 4 Liter combined with Icecatch© Solid Ambient cool/warm bricks

    The “magic formula” for Ambient, Cool and Frozen shipping

    With its precise thermoregulation capabilities, the dynamic duo of system packaging and cool/warm brick release their energy slowly over a period of time – keeping your temperature sensitive cargo safely in all three temperature ranges. Therefore, the magic formula for safe pharma and healthcare shipping with a volume of up to 4 liters is:

    Ambient shipping (+15 °C to +25 °C): Icecatch© Solid Ambient + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter
    Cool shipping (+2 °C to +8 °C): Icecatch© Solid Insulated + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter
    Frozen shipping (< -18 °C): dry ice + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter

    The new small volume packaging solution from eutecma is optimally suited for the temperature-sensitive shipping of diagnostic kits, vaccines or Botox – and of course any other temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare products whose effectiveness is dependent on a reliable temperature corridor. Protect System Packaging 4 Liter is available for shipping today: order using article number 19-06039.

    Perfect for small volume cool transports (+2 °C to +8 °C): Protect System Packaging 4 Liter combined with Icecatch© Solid Insulated cool bricks

  • 13. December 2018

    Employee Portrait: Silvia Kalmes, Customer Service Representative

    “Making the impossible possible is my thing!”

    Silvia Kalmes never avoids an interesting challenge. On the contrary, she enjoys mastering new situations, tricky tasks and special rush jobs.
    “I prefer to work at full steam, when the phones are ringing of the hook, emails flooding my inbox and I’m juggling several jobs at once. I have to say, making the impossible possible is really something I enjoy doing.” says Kalmes with a laugh, who did her job training as an office administrator. Its like a race against the clock, exciting and never boring.
    She has been with eutecma since 2016 and even the way she found her way to us says a lot about the temperamental personality from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. At the age of 49, she decided it was a time for a change and switched jobs, leaving her former position after 14 years on the job. Pretty brave at that age, a lot of people might say, “I always find a way.” is the way she says it. The passionate motorcycle rider has fought her way through plenty of difficult situations in her life.

    Steady nerves and a cool head

    We are very happy that Silvia Kalmes found her way to us – she strengthens our eutecma-team every day with her energy, her organizational talent and her unshakable good mood. She’s the one who registers the orders, fills out bills of delivery, calculates transports, stays in contact with customers and still manages to keep a cool head in the stressful end of year business. Kalmes is especially talented at researching prices and negotiating with suppliers. She goes the extra mile, haggles for the best price and is happy when she can save the company money.

    How does she like working at eutecma? “I feel very great here, very well accepted. The bosses are behind me 100 percent. I get praised for my work and the team really sticks together. What could be better?”