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Temperature Indicating Coatings, Pigments, Ink, Paint & Labels Photochromic Paint, Ink Dyes, Powder, Slurry and Masterbatch

WarmMark: Last Mile for Pharmacy Home Delivery

SpotSee’s WarmMark® plays a crucial role in identifying temperature excursions during the delivery of prescription medicine to homes. It is a specialized temperature indicator designed to provide clear and actionable information about whether a medication's...

Shock Monitoring for Aerospace Components

Monitoring shock when transporting a satellite from assembly to the launch pad is crucial for several important reasons: Preservation of Equipment Integrity: Satellites are highly sensitive and complex pieces of equipment with delicate internal components. Even minor...

FreezeSafe: Low-Cost Simple Indicator for Life Science Application

Safeguarding Pharmaceutical Integrity: How FreezeSafe from SpotSee Ensures Vital Temperature Control  In the world of pharmaceuticals, maintaining temperature control is paramount to preserving the efficacy and safety of various products. Certain pharmaceuticals, such...

Blood Monitoring Solutions

Cold chain logistics is the larger system and equipment used to safely transport goods that are temperature sensitive. Think of the cold supply chain as consistent and uninterrupted temperature control throughout the entire supply chain network.

Understanding the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)

Insights for Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics, Pharmacies, Third Party Logistics (3PLS), Supply Chain, Transportation and Life Science Companies on DSCSA Implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) presents various challenges for stakeholders in the...

SpotSee Acquires Sensor International’s Unique Patented Indicator Technologies

Acquisition to Support the Company’s Key Global Life Science Solutions SpotSee®, a global leader in environmental condition monitoring solutions, has acquired unique temperature indicator technologies and intellectual property from Sensor International. Sensor...

SpotSee Acquires Marathon Products

Expands Life Science and Connected Products Portfolio DALLAS--SpotSee®, a global leader in environmental condition monitoring solutions that protect products against supply chain damage and validate critical processes, has acquired Marathon Products, a leading...

SpotSee Acquires Marathon Products

Expands Life Science and Connected Products Portfolio DALLAS--SpotSee®, a global leader in environmental condition monitoring solutions that protect products against supply chain damage and validate critical processes, has acquired Marathon Products, a leading...

Thermax® Condition Indicators Help Rail Car Owners Prevent Bearing and Other Overheating Problems

Cold chain logistics is the larger system and equipment used to safely transport goods that are temperature sensitive. Think of the cold supply chain as consistent and uninterrupted temperature control throughout the entire supply chain network.

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Definitions

Temperature indicating coatings and materials include chemical indicators, labels, pigments, paints or other indicators that change color when exposed to a certain temperature. These products are either irreversible and designed for one-time use providing evidence of attained temperature or are reversible and can change back and forth to provide an indication of the current temperature. Photochromic pigments, paints and inks change color when exposed to UV light reversing to colorless when removed from the UV light exposure.

Operating Principle

Temperature indicating labels, coating, paint, ink and pigments incorporate materials that exhibit thermochromism, a physical property that undergoes a change in color in response to a change in temperature. Photochromic paints exhibit a photochemical reaction to UV light changing from an essentially colorless state to colored.

Microencapsulating Thermochromic Liquid Crystals and Leuco Dyes increases accuracy, stability and life expectancy of the product. Leuco Dyes, Thermochromic Liquid Crystals and Chemical Indicators are thermochromic substances LCR Hallcrest offers as a label, coating, pigment and paint. Photochromic Paint is also available as a Powder, Slurry, Ink and Masterbatch.

Categories

Coating – Coatings are a layer of something deposited upon a material surface to add or enhance desired properties.

Pigment – a dry insoluble color matter or substance usually pulverized which when suspended in a liquid vehicle becomes a paint, ink, etc.

Paint – is a pigmented liquid mixture used on a substrate as a decorative or protective coating. Color changing paint can be used to monitor surface temperature and alert operators to potential hazards, maintenance requirements, etc.

Ink – A colored liquid or powder that is printed, sprayed, rolled to substrates to create markings, patterns or graphics. Color changing inks are smart and react to environmental fluctuations with color change.

Labels – an adhesive backed thin film for adhering to a surface with color changing material that can be either a reversible or a permanent change indicator with a scale or alert color.

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