Sorbatek – previously known as Sorbafreeze – our non-hydrated chilled packaging solution is the only BRC accredited gel ice pack manufactured in the UK.  

Sorbatek, known for its ultra-compact storage design (one small box of Sorbatek equates to a full pallet of hydrated gel packs), offers time-proven temperature performance. Trusted by companies worldwide for over 25 years to ship meat, seafood, ready meals, drinks, dairy as well as products in the pharmaceutical and veterinary industries.

Sorbatek not only keeps your products cooler for longer while in transit but our ‘no leak guarantee’ and it’s high-tech reflective foil ensures your product arrives in pristine condition, reflecting the value and importance of your product.

Key Features

  • Fully compliant with European Food Safety Agency Standards and BRC Certified
  • Temperature maintenance of up to 48 hours – the best performing solution on the market today.
  • Multiple off-the-shelf formats including blocks, pre-cut sheets and perforated Flexiroll to suit any size of box.
  • Bespoke formats available to suit your specific requirements.
  • Ultra-compact, use your space for product, not packaging! One box of Sorbatek is the equivalent of a full pallet of hydrated product.
  • No leak guarantee to ensure your product arrives in pristine condition. Due to our unique gel technology, moisture is retained in the cell, even when defrosting, rather than leaking onto your product.
  • The most cost-effective solution (cost per unit comparison) on the market.
  • Superior design and finish to reflect the quality of your product and brand.

Certified performance validation testing is available for high volume contracts. Get in touch for details.

With Sorbatek no matter what happens in transit we know for certain that the temperature will meet every requirement, there will be no leaks and most importantly the product will be in great condition. Steve Mitchell, Owner, Buffalo Farm

Sorbatek is ultra compact for minimal storage space – one box of Sorbatek is the equivalent to a full pallet of hydrated gel packs! No bulky packaging taking up valuable production space!


Easy to use in 4 simple steps –

  1. Soak Sorbatek for 10 minutes in water. Tip: To speed up the process use warm water to maximise expansion of cells/blocks.
  2. Remove excess water.
  3. Stack the Sorbatek fabric to foil into the freezer (as low as minus 40°C). Tip: For extra assurance interweave the sheets/blocks with film or wax paper to prevent excess water freezing together.
  4. Remove from freezer and add the Sorbatek to the top of your packaged products to create a ‘chill lid’. Tip: Combine with our Chilltek range of insulated boxes and envelopes for maximum effectiveness.

Sorbatek Range

Sorbatek is available in three sheet options, a 500g sheet, a 750g sheet and a 1kg sheet of frozen mass – made to fit the most common box sizes.  In addition, we provide Sorbatek in single 400g blocks and as a flexible roll which is 60 meters long (perforated every 75mm to enable you to create your required size).  You can buy our products in boxes or pallets – full details are provided in the table below.

In addition, bespoke solutions are available to any client who has a requirement not fulfilled by our standard range. Contact us for further information.


Product Flexiroll 500g Sheet 750g Sheet 1kg Sheet 400g Block
Quantity per box 2 rolls 1200 sheets 1200 sheets 1200 sheets 1200 sheets
Cell size 65mm x 75mm 63mm x 95mm 63mm x 95mm 63mm x 95mm 268mm x 100mm
Sheet /roll dimensions 420mm x 60m 268mm x 190mm 268mm x 285mm 268mm x 370mm 268mm x 100mm
No of cells per box 9600 9600 9600 9600 9600
Capacity 40g per cell 500g 750g 1Kg 400g
Total hydrated weight 384g 600g 600g 600g 800g
Boxes per pallet 24 20 20 20 20


If you have any questions about our Sorbatek range please visit our FAQ or contact our sales team to find out more


Sorbatek ice packs for transportation


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