Cold Chain Management

Tempro Temporary Cold Storage

Seymour Manufacturing International Limited (SMI), established in the early 1980s, manufactures and supplies Tempro® thermal insulation systems.

Seymour’s Tempro® is a unique lightweight insulation that has exceptional thermal properties and is widely used in food and logistics industries, for applications such as:

  • Chilled and freezer store trolley entry doors – Cold Stop®  Curtains
  • Temporary cold room curtain walls – Temperature Controlled Zones (TCZ)
  • Roll cage and pallet covers
  • Flat pack Chiller/Freezer – TT33 & Tempro® Dome

What is Tempro® and Cold Stop® all about?

Back in the seventies Brian Seymour, the present company’s Chairman, formulated Tempro®, the first, most thermally efficient thin and flexible insulating material in the world. From it he developed a family of food chain products including pallet covers, containers, cold stores and inflatable cold rooms. In the early nineties he drew up the first thermal strip curtain.  After 10 years extensive development Cold Stop and its associated suspension system reached a marketable stage and was accepted by several supermarkets as the solution to their issues of heat losses from chilled stores. Subsequently Cold Stop has been installed in the majority of their outlets and has been accepted as the standard for new stores.  Companies in the food processing and food manufacturing sector are also purchasing in quantities mainly due to the energy savings that can be achieved from their chilled and frozen store operation with Cold Stop’s use.  The Seymour product is also seen as a solution to several health and safety issues

Thermal claims have been validated by the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association and the Building Research Establishment 

Temporary cold room curtain walls – Tempro® Temperature Controlled Zones (TCZ)

Again, using Tempro® Temperature Controlled Zones are a unique way of creating an instant cold storage facility (typically in a warehouse) which can be transformed back to an ambient store just as quickly. (see Figure 2)
An efficient cold room can be created in the time it takes to pull the curtains around the space using SMI’s track and pelmet system. 

Tempro® is fabricated into Velcro connecting curtains which are lightweight, tough, impact resistant and UV stabilised. 

Typical applications are Instant cold rooms, Preparation areas, Extensions to cold rooms, Transport and distribution centres Cold room division, Temporary chill space for crops, Hot bakeries, chilled space separation,  Cash & Carrys, Mortuaries, Munitions storage, Chemicals storage.