• Temperature – Sensitive Solutions
  • Shear – Sensitive Solutions
  • RTU Sheets
  • Sprayable Liquid Crystal


The following products are available:

  • Unsealed TLC mixtures
  • Unsealed shear-sensitive Liquid Crystal mixtures
  • Microencapsulated TLC slurries
  • Sprayable TLC coatings
  • Sprayable black backing coatings
  • Sprayable clear overcoats
  • TLC coated polyester sheets



TLCs are available in a number of different forms and a wide range of products is available, including:

Temperature-sensitive and shear-sensitive unsealed LC mixtures for flow visualization in fluids and on solid surfaces
Temperature-sensitive microencapsulated TLC slurries for use as tracer particles in fluid flow visualization

Temperature-sensitive microencapsulated, TLC coatings for heat transfer studies, thermal mapping and NDT
Polyester sheets coated with microencapsulated TLC mixtures for thermal mapping and NDT
Compatible black backing paints, protective overcoats and binder systems

Across the range, standard products are available for each application area. Products can also be custom-made to meet specific performance requirements. Full details are given in an information package which is available for download. Guidelines giving advice on how to best use the products are included.

The sale of our products is supported by three reviews of key publications in the open and patent literature; (A) TLC Technology Background; (B) Heat Transfer and Flow Visualization Studies; and (C) Thermal Mapping and NDT Applications. A note on stability is also included – TLC Technical Note (S). All these documents are available for download, together with our principal technical reference document, The LCR Hallcrest Handbook of TLC Technology.

User’s Guides and a comprehensive literature review are available as downloads and are designed to provide you with a broad view of Liquid Crystals. Due to the complexity of research projects, we cannot provide project-related technical support. 

Research and Test Product Applications

  • Heat Transfer Studies
  • Thermal Mapping
  • Flow Visualization Studies
  • Non Destructive Testing
Product DescriptionApplicationCode #MSDSGuide
Sprayable TLC Coating
Water Based
Thermal MappingSPN10034RT011
Sprayable TLC Coating
Water Resistant
Thermal MappingSPN30034RT011
Microencapsulated TLC
Slurries Cholesteric
Flow Visualization StudiesSLC4036RT010
Microencapsulated TLC
Slurries Chiral Nematic
Flow Visualization StudiesSLN4037RT010
Unsealed TLC
Mixtures Cholesteric
Thermal Mapping UC39RT009
Unsealed TLC
Mixtures Chiral Nematic
Thermal Mapping UN38RT009
Unsealed TLC Mixtures
Chiral / Cholesteric Combination
Thermal Mapping UX40RT009
Solvent Black BackingGeneral PurposeSB41RT012
Sprayable Black Backing Water BasedGeneral PurposeSPB10042RT012
Sprayable Black Backing Water ResistantGeneral PurposeSPB30043RT012
BinderGeneral PurposeTC2063RT012
Clear Overcoat Water BasedGeneral PurposeCC10046RT012
Clear Overcoat Water ResistantGeneral PurposeCC30047RT012
TLC Coated Polyester SheetsThermal MappingNP12X1261RT013

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