Objects can now change colors like a chameleon
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.
– Industrial product of the year award
– Residential/Domestic product of the year award
This new UK-made Electrical Safety Innovation helps protect lives, homes and businesses against electrical connection fires.
The push-on clips highlight heated connections at their early stage of development before they reach temperatures capable of damaging PVC insulation and long before they are capable of causing a fire.
Using a newly developed Masterbatch from LCR Hallcrest, the injection molded clips change color permanently from purple to pink if they heat up in excess of a safe temperature.
Glenview IL – July 10, 2019 - LCR Hallcrest is pleased to announce achieving ISO13485:2016 certification under the updated regulation, which is the internationally recognized standard for quality management systems in the medical device industry. LCR Hallcrest has demonstrated its ability to produce, sell and service the sales of medical devices while satisfying applicable regulatory requirements.
Thermax® irreversible labels have been updated with a new temperature indicating chemical for the 232ºC / 450ºF & 199ºC / 390ºF events
Short video explaining introducing Thermochromics to the Game of hockey. Click details below for the video link
NHL & PPG announce new color-changing hockey pucks for 2018-19 season. - LCR Hallcrest is pleased to be recognized as technology partners in the development of a thermochromic coating by PPG for NHL hockey pucks. The color changing coating will change from purple to clear when a puck’s temperature is above freezing, providing visual indication that the puck should be replaced.
LCR Hallcrest is pleased to offer for sale Thermostrip™ WD a self-adhering, waterproof, color-changing label that measures the surface temperature of medical instruments in washer disinfectors, bedpan washers and any thermal disinfector. Using Thermostrip™ WD on an instrument surface with each wash cycle will indicate that the minimum surface disinfection temperature has been reached. Label is adhesive backed, easily removed with no residue and retained, permanent and accurate.
LCR Hallcrest is pleased to announce the addition of a web-based roll formatted label production line. Liquid Crystal (LC) labels, temperature indicators and graphics are typically screen printed on a sheet then cut to size. The company has designed, developed and established a high-volume reel to reel liquid crystal label manufacturing capability.
LCR Hallcrest Aquarium Thermometer Rated one of the top 5 thermometers.
This type of thermometer comes in the form of a vertical or horizontal strip that you can stick on the outside wall of the aquarium.
The advantage of getting this type of thermometer is that they’re easy to use and are pretty much unbreakable. They can show you either Celsius or Fahrenheit readings (or both!) and you have the option of placing them on an area that will not obstruct your aquarium’s aesthetics.
One of the downsides of using this, however, is that readings can be inaccurate due to the thermometer being placed outside of the aquarium. The room temperature may also affect the thermometer, so it would be advisable to stick the strip on an area away from direct sources of heat or cold, such as sunlight and air conditioner.
It is also recommended to avoid placing the thermometer below gravel level as the reading may not be as accurate as well.
The most ideal way of using the LCD thermometer is when it’s viewed straight on, as this is how it can read temperature best. This type of thermometer can be hard to read in low light and it does not come with an alert feature.
Color Changing Materials Markets are forecasted to grow at CAGR 6.77% till 2022
Infinity Research, Dec 2017
Glenview, IL – February 20, 2018 LCR Hallcrest is sharing in thermochromic market growth with cutting edge products and custom formulations that react to environmental changes with a color change that can be permanent or reversible. Active packaging engages consumers, driving your message forward. Additionally, this ability to create active, engaging messaging is crossing over to industrial process control applications where real time visual identification of a manufacturing process enhances quality control.