The announcement of the Henrico investment comes after TemperPack in August raised $31 million from new and existing investors. The Series C financing round was led by Wheatsheaf Group, a United Kingdom-based food and agricultural investment arm of the Grosvenor Estate, as well as investments from existing shareholders.

The investment round also included Harbert Growth Partners, a Richmond-based investment firm that invests in emerging, high-growth businesses.

TemperPack has seen growing demand for its packaging as more people have ordered home deliveries of food products such as meal kits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company also has won some new customers this year in the life sciences industry — companies that use its packaging for shipments of temperature-sensitive materials, Dutton said. Those customers include Illumina, a DNA sequencing company based in California; New England Biolabs Inc.; and UPS Healthcare.

“We are especially proud of the customers in those spaces because those a very high-stakes shipments,” Dutton said. “We have gone in and proved that ClimaCell can do the job that Styrofoam was doing.”