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Who is Tempra Technology?
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Tempra Technology is a leader in the development of instant, self-heating and self-chilling product technology.
   
 

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When was Tempra Technology founded?
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Founded in 1992, Tempra has developed innovative products for food & beverage, medical, therapy, sports medicine, equestrian and consumer product markets.

   
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Does Tempra have any strategic partners?
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The I•C•Can™ is the result of the solid partnership of Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings, who are currently discussing commercialization and marketing of this self-refrigerating can to top beverage companies. Imagine: an icy cold beverage without refrigerated vending machines or bulky ice chests.
   
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Are partnerships and licensing opportunities available?
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Yes. To learn more about such opportunities, contact us.



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Does this self-chilling technology exist?
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Absolutely! There's finally a real, working, practical self-cooling can. The Instant Cool Can (I•C•Can™) uses a 100% safe and environmentally friendly self-chilling process that cools by using brilliantly simple water evaporation.
   
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How fast does the I•C•Can™ work?
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In fact, it's proven to lower beverage temperature by a minimum 30° F (16.7°) in just three minutes.
   
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How much liquid will the I.C. Can™ deliver in its current design?
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The unique design of the evaporator allows delivery of approximately 11oz. of chilled beverage.
   
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How does the I•C•Can™ cool off?
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The advanced design utilizes the latest breakthroughs in thermal, insulating and vacuum heat pump technology. The self-contained I•C•Can™ is the approximate size of a 11 oz. beverage can. This includes the beverage container itself, and the integral self-chilling device.
   
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Will the I.C. Can™ cost more than the standard beverage can?
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The I.C. Can™ will most likely cost more than a standard beverage can because it is not a standard can. The expected premium will be similar to that of the premium consumers pay at a vending machine compared to the supermarket.

   
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How does the I.C .Can™ work?
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The I.C. Can™ works on the simple principal of water evaporation. When you step out of a swimming pool or the shower, you feel cool because the water is evaporating off your skin; we use the same basic principle of evaporation to chill the beverage. The technology consists of two components: (1) a water gel coated evaporator built in to the base of the beverage can and (2) a condenser/absorber at the base of the can, housing a heat sink and an all-natural desiccant. When activated, the desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat -sink container. It is this patented self-contained vacuum-power, which removes heat from the beverage thereby lowering the temperature dramatically, quickly and safely without the use of carbon dioxide, CFC, HFC or any other gases and is totally non-toxic without the risk of pressurized gas or vapor escape.
   
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Can the I.C. Can be filled on a standard filling line?
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Yes-The I.C. Can is designed not to effect high speed filling lines.
   
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How will consumers benefit from a self-chilling I.C. Can™?
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The portable, self-refrigerating I.C. Can™ will enable consumers of any canned beverage to enjoy icy cold drinks at any time or place. In the car on the train, at the beach, camping, boating, hiking, school field trips or even waiting on line at amusement parks. Tempra's proprietary self-refrigerating technology is self-contained and requires no external power or refrigerating source. The can is non-toxic, discharges no gases, is completely recyclable and is capable of cooling the beverage by as much as 30°F in minutes.
   
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Is there any competition for the I.C. Can™?
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Although there have been many attempts and significant media exposure, we are not aware of any self-refrigerating product that has been commercially produced and successfully marketed for mass production. To date no other company has demonstrated the ability to produce an environmentally safe, commercially manufacturable and consumer safe, self-refrigerating can. We are extremely pleased that Crown Holdings, after reviewing many self-refrigerating technologies has decided to enter into a partnership with Tempra Technology. Crown has informed us that their decision was based on Tempra's strong patent profile and capable team, superior cooling performance as well key safety and environmental advantages.
   
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Is the I•C•Can™ safe for the environment?
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The I•C•Can’s™ innovative design is 100% safe and environmentally-friendly; easy to operate, store and transport. The self-contained I•C•Can™ uses no carbon dioxide, CFC, HFC, or any other compressed gases and is totally non-toxic, without risk of gas or vapor escape.
   

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Does Tempra guarantee their Heatable products?
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100%. Our dedication to our products ensures accuracy in temperature and consistency in quality.
   
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Are your Heatable products convenient?
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For years, consumers have relied on portable stoves, toaster ovens and microwaves to enjoy convenient hand-held hot food and beverages. With new advanced self-heating technology from Tempra, however, people will be able to enjoy their favorite foods, all in just minutes, any place.
   
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Are the Heatable products easy to use?
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With just a simple pop or a twist, virtually any hand-held food item can be heated to its ideal, safe serving temperature in minutes. Consumers will be able to enjoy their favorite convenience foods at their desks, at the beach, in their cars, on picnics, on camping trips-anywhere, without separate dishes or heating appliances.
   
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Are they available now?
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The best thing about our self-heating technology is that it’s here. That’s right. It’s not something that’s several years off in the future. We’re ready to start working with strategic partners to incorporate our technology into containers and packaging for mass production to enable consumers to enjoy a hot meal whenever and wherever they want. Focus group research has shown that consumers are willing to pay a premium for the convenience and added value.
   
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Are the solutions and materials safe for the environment?
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Tempra’s advanced solutions are setting new standards in thermal technology, and are developed using 100% safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials.

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Are the Therapy products durable?
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Tempra Wraps are constructed from a durable outer shell, beneath which is a layer of delsolite (insulation) to direct cold or heat inward to where the therapy is required. Inside the wraps are the pack compartments, secured by Velco™. The inner layers of the wraps are terry cloth to hold moisture, which produces moist heat and conducts both hot and cold.
   
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Are they available in hot or cold?
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Yes. Tempra offers a moistened Tempra Wrap, the pack functions like a portable hydrocollator©. The gelling packs conform to the body contours to provide uniform heat or cooling distribution. The patented TempraSeal™ makes the packs very user-friendly and provides for a longer shelf life than standard "bag-in-bag" products.
   
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Can I reuse the Cold Pack?
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Tempra Instant Gelling Cold Therapy Packs get colder and stay colder longer than other instant packs, and after use as an Instant Cold Pack, they may be reused by placing in a freezer.
   
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What is the temperature and duration of the Hot Packs?
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Tempra Instant Gelling Hot Therapy Packs achieve 140°F or 170°F depending upon your specific needs and provide heat for 60-90 minutes.