Using proprietary composite sandwich panel technology that includes recycled plastic bottles in the structural core, Penso is building lightweight bodies for refrigerated delivery pods.

Penso is launching its Blue Ocean Home Delivery Pods, refrigerated pods configured for a 3.5 metric ton medium wheelbase, front-wheel-drive, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. 5,000 plastic bottles are recycled and used to manufacture each pod, helping to reduce plastic waste, and inspiring the name Blue Ocean.

Penso’s proprietary composite sandwich panel technology, including 5,000 recycled plastic bottles in the structural core of every pod, includes closed cell foam sandwich panels wrapped with carbon fiber to prevent environmental damage and provide lightweight strength and durability to the pods. Using press forming that takes minutes to construct instead of a more traditional autoclave process for curing the carbon fiber panels, both time and money are saved in the production process.

Penso engineers also applied design elements they learned in their work on aerodynamics in motorsport to the Blue Ocean pods, leading to fuel savings.