PCM eutectic plate +18°C

The +18°C eutectic plates or PCM+18 are pharmaceutical cold bricks essential to maintain the temperature of your heat sensitive health products that need to be kept between +15°C and +25°C. Previously recharged with thermal energy, these +18°C eutectic plates will give back their accumulated energy to maintain the temperature in your medical cooler between +15°C and +25°C.

The GN1/1 format is 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.)

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The +18°C eutectic plate is an essential element to guarantee the temperature of your heat-sensitive health products between +15°C and +25°C.

Available in the following formats:

  • gastronorm format GN1/1,
  • gastronorm format GN1/2,

standard formats identical to the containers used by catering professionals.


The eutectic plate is used in addition to our CarryTemp classic, CarryTemp XL and PPE Distrifresh professional boxes.

It is used by pharmaceutical groups, pharmaceutical distributors, pharmacies, medical analysis laboratories and medical transport professionals.

Instructions of use

The +18°C eutectic plates have been specially designed for heat-sensitive health products in the +15°C / +25°C temperature range. These eutectic plates can be used whatever the season thanks to its heating and cooling modes.

If the outside temperature is on average above +20°C, use the +18°C solid state eutectic plates in cooling mode according to a 2-step protocol:

1. Pre-charge your +18°C eutectic plates between -15°C and 4°C for at least 24 hours until a solid state is obtained.

2. To avoid a cold peak, stabilize your eutectic plates at +20°C between 30mn and 12h (depending on the quantity of plate to stabilize) before introducing your plates in your isothermal container.

If the average outdoor temperature is below +20°C, use the +18°C eutectic plates in liquid state in a 2-step protocol:

1. Pre-load your +18°C eutectic plates in an oven at a temperature between 30°C and 40°C until a

2. To avoid a hot peak, stabilize your eutectic plates at +20°C between 30mn and 12h (depending on the quantity of plate to stabilize) before introducing your plates in your isothermal container.

To speed up recharging and stabilization, consider arranging the plates in staggered rows or allowing air to circulate between the plates.

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To check the liquid or solid state of your +18°C eutectic plate, just shake it. If you perceive a semi-liquid state, the plate is not fully charged.


We recommend a double or even triple set of plates to organize a rotation system between the plates handed over and those ready for use.


The eutectic plates have a rigid outer shell made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) to resist impact, compression and puncture. These shells are filled with eutectic liquid +18°C and then closed with a crimped cap.


The eutectic plates are robust with reinforced corners and anchor points.

Food contact

The eutectic plates are made of polyethylene, a non-toxic and environmentally friendly material.
The eutectic plates +18°C meet 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 plates

We recommend that you use protective gloves when handling hot plates. For a better temperature setting of your isothermal container, we recommend to place the plate in priority in the lower part of your container because the hot air rises. If necessary, place the plates in priority on the large side faces then finish with the small side faces and finally on top.


GN1/1 – 5 units, GN1/2 – 10 units

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