PCM eutectic plate -16°C

The eutectic plates or cold accumulator are essential to maintain the temperature of your frozen products in your professional isothermal containers. Previously frozen, these eutectic plates -16°C will restore the accumulated cold to maintain between -20°C and -15°C the temperature in your isothermal container.

GN1/1 and PL480 are sold in packs of 5 units (5, 10, 15, etc.)
The GN1/2 format is sold in packs of 10 units (10, 20, 30, etc.)
The PL484 format is sold in packs of 4 units (4, 8, 12, etc.)
The 600×400 format is sold in packs of 4 units (4, 8, 12, etc.)

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The -16°C eutectic plate is an essential element to guarantee the temperature of your frozen products in your isothermal container.

ImportantWe recommend using these -16°C cold accumulators if your freezer cannot go below -20°C. In case your freezer can go down to -30°C, you can also use -26°C eutectic plates.


Available in 5 sizes:

  • 2 gastronorm formats GN1/1 and GN1/2, standard formats identical to the trays used by catering professionals,
  • 2 narrower formats allowing to fit in a gastronorm format container,
  • 1 format 600×400, larger and fitting into larger professional isothermal containers.


COLD & CO’s -16°C eutectic plates can be used with all our ranges of isothermal containers such as our classic CarryTemp, CarryTemp XL and our professional PPE Distrifresh boxes.

It is used by producers and actors of the food distribution: logistician and cold expressist, caterers, restaurant owners and craftsmen of mouth, butcher, fishmonger, baker, pastry cook, creamer and cheese maker, etc.

Instructions of use

The -16°C eutectic plates need to be charged beforehand by placing them in the -22°C freezer for a minimum of 24 hours. Depending on the total quantity of plates to be charged and the power of your freezer, a period of 48h -or more- may be necessary to fully charge your eutectic plate.
To recharge your eutectic plates more quickly, think of arranging the plates in staggered rows or letting the air circulate between the plates.

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There is a very simple trick to know if your eutectic plate is perfectly frozen and ready to use: just shake the plate once you take it out of the freezer and if you hear the eutectic liquid moving inside the plate, it means that it has to go back to the cold to finish its recharge.


To facilitate your organization concerning your transports or your deliveries of heat sensitive products, we advise you to have between two and three sets of eutectic plates. This will allow you to ensure a rotation between your plates for some are refilled in the freezer while the others are used in your isothermal boxes.


Our eutectic plates are manufactured with a rigid outer shell made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) to resist shocks, compression and punctures. These shells are filled with -16°C eutectic gel and closed with a crimped cap.


COLD & CO’s -16°C eutectic plates are robust with reinforced corners and various anchoring points.

Food contact

The eutectic plates are made of polyethylene, a non-toxic and environmentally friendly material.
The -16°C eutectic plates comply with the NF EN 12546-3 standard “Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Insulating containers for domestic use – Part 3: specification for thermal accumulators.”

Installation of the plates

When placing your eutectic plates in your isothermal containers, we recommend that you use cold protection gloves to handle the frozen plates. When inserting them, and for a better refrigeration of your isothermal container, remember to place your eutectic plates in a specific order: first, at the top of your container, then, or if necessary, on the sides and finally at the bottom. This is important for a good reason, the cold air tends to go down !


GN1/1 – 5 units, GN1/2 – 10 units, PL480 – 5 units, PL484 – 4 units, 600×400 – 4 units

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