World's leading hot/cold therapy manufacturer debuts at MEDICA -- MEDICA Trade Fair


Rapid-Aid Corp.

World's leading hot/cold therapy manufacturer debuts at MEDICA

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, September 10, 2015 – Canadian-headquartered Rapid Aid Corp., a registered Class1 Medical Device private label manufacturer with clients world-wide, will make its debut at MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair, November 16-19, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Featured at MEDICA 2015 will be Rapid Aid’s revolutionary new European Instant Cold Packs, which no longer contain the possibly explosive ammonium nitrate (AN) that traditionally triggers the injury soothing and healing burst of cold in cold packs.

Ammonium nitrate in much greater strength is also an active ingredient in fertilizer and other potentially explosive substances that have proven deadly in the hands of criminals and terrorists.

“Like other manufacturers, we used AN as the active ingredient in our Instant Cold Packs for some time, but even though it was just a trace, AN is now replaced by our patent pending proprietary formula that meets the European Union’s demanding REACH regulations,” says company CEO Jeff Whitely. “As a result, our products are now fully compliant with the rules of the European market.”

REACH – Regulation, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals – governs the production and use of chemical substances such as AN and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

“Today in Europe, instead of AN, we use our proprietary, patent pending formula (also patent pending in China, USA and Canada), which is not subject to regulation,” explains CEO Whitely, “And unlike other substitute active ingredients our cold pack competitors use, that new formula can bring the temperature of our cold packs down to close to the 32°F-2°C degree of cold that AN used to do for us.”

Other products Rapid Aid will be bringing to its MEDICA debut include:

Instant Cold and hot packs with Direct to Skin, Gentle Touch Technology
Reusable Hot and Cold Gel Compresses
Perineal Cold and Hot Compresses
Patented Infant Heel Warmers
Premium Reusable Cold Compresses
Deluxe Reusable Cold and Hot Gel Compresses with Form-Fit Gel
Hot and Cold Therapy Products with Patented Built-In Compression

About Rapid Aid

Every year, Rapid Aid produces millions of units for distributors and consumers worldwide, making them the leading private label manufacturer of hot/cold therapy products. Rapid Aid is a privately held corporation with more than 40 years’ experience. While their head office is located in North America, they also have a wholly-owned manufacturing facility in China.

Rapid Aid provides solutions to the changing needs of their medical, industrial and retail customers through on-going research and development. They constantly invest in new equipment, automation, plant expansion and training. Rapid Aid’s only focus is on manufacturing hot and cold therapy, which allows them to continuously expand their unique and innovative product portfolio.

To learn more about Rapid Aid please visit us during MEDICA 2015 at Hall 5, Booth M24.

You can also locate us in “Companies & Products" on the portal and look us up at our company website.

For further information, please contact:
Terry Maddison
Director of Sales
Rapid Aid Corp.
4120A Sladeview Crescent
Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 5Z3
T: 1.905 820.4788 ext. 271

Jeff Whitely
Rapid Aid Corp.
4120A Sladeview Crescent
Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 5Z3
T: 1.905.820.4788 ext. 311
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