Accelerating Commercialisation Program.
The KoolPak project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Accelerating Commercialisation Program. We were fortunate to receive our grant in March 2019, and it has been instrumental in getting the project to where it is now.
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Like so many involved in the KoolPak project, QDAF have been with us since the beginning. Sue and her team have put the KoolPaks through their paces with rigorous testing in a variety of situations to provide the empirical data we use to support our claim that: “TomKat KoolPaks have equivalent thermal performance to standard size Expanded Polystyrene Fish Boxes and exceed their performance in some conditions.”
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
FRDC’s investment in development activities such as the Trade Bursary Program
and FISH-X were the start of the journey of the KoolPak. "This product not only has enormous market potential; but could help lift the image of the Australian seafood industry."
Dr Patrick Hone
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Hopgood Ganim Lawyers is a leading Australian independent legal and advisory firm. Associated with the project from the beginning the professional team has assisted us with all things IP and our evolving company structure. Their advice, assistance and professionalism is greatly appreciated.
Securitag Assembly Group
When we decided to integrate NFC into the KoolPak, SAG was our company of choice.
Beyond assembling our standard NFC tags, they have a significant role in further development of our NFC temp sensor tag. A special thanks go to Texas Instruments for component supply within this.
Richdale Plastics is our polyethylene film developer and supplier. They have been committed to developing custom films needed for the thermal liner, in particular antimicrobial films.
Corex Plastics Australia
Corex Australia supplied the original custom designed carrier box used in our "Proof of Concept" trial in which we flew our TomKat Line Fish to Sydney for Lolla Producer 2018. The dimensions and folding arrangements have changed a little, but they are still the developer and supplier of our outer polypropylene box.
NLA International Blue Economy Solutions
The team at NLA International, who advocate the implementation of Blue Economy solutions to create sustainable ocean environments, have been passionate supporters of the KoolPak project. They have made many extremely valuable high-level introductions for us and we value their mentorship and support.
Euro Pumps Australia
Europumps is an Australian market leader in cleaning solutions. They have been an early stage believer in the KoolPak project, involved in developing automated cleaning solutions that will assist with rotational re-use.
Ag Tech Capital foster farm to fork innovation with a hands on approach to venture capital investment. We are working with Al and his team to secure our first funding round.
Saint Peter Restaurant and Fish Butchery
Josh Niland, who is well-known for showcasing sustainably sourced seafood in his St Peter Restaurant, started purchasing our TomKat Line Fish in 2018. Now Josh and his team are enthusiastic supporters of the KoolPak project as we aim to provide the seafood industry with an environmentally responsible alternative to polystyrene fish boxes.
Ace Pack Pacific has more than 35 years of experience in supply of equipment and packaging for the food industry. Being re-useable and recyclable, their gel packs are a perfect fit with the KoolPak project. Ace supplied the gel packs for Farmer Meets Foodie/ Austral Summer of Sustainable Seafood 2020 and worked with us to develop a custom gel pack for the TomKat KoolPak.
For over 60 years, ORION Electronic Equipment has specialised in the design & manufacture of state-of-the-art plastic bag-making machinery. Their professional and experienced design team has worked with us to develop bespoke machinery and equipment to begin commercialising the KoolPak.
Sekisui Foam Australia
Sekisui Foam Australia, who cite responsibility to the environment in all of their manufacturing processes as highest priority, is our physically cross-linked polyethylene foam developer and supplier.
Oceanic Agencies tried to find an environmentally responsible alternative for us to transport our premium quality TomKat Line Fish direct to market. They have been with us for the whole journey and will be the National Distributor for the KoolPak.
Farmer Meets a Foodie
Farmer Meets Foodie, Erica Hughes, has teamed up with Austral Fisheries and Start Some Good to bring The Summer of Sustainable Seafood to Far North Queensland. Aimed at improving consumer awareness about the provenance of their seafood, Erica and her team will be using TomKat KoolPaks to deliver prawns and bugs from the Gulf of Carpentaria direct to homes and restaurants in Cairns.