Chromatic Technologies Inc. has developed color concentrate pellets that change color with temperature to signal a desired temperature has been reached in a product.
The Colorado Springs, Colo., company's thermochromic technology alerts through color change when a plastic part has reached a target temperature. The PowerCapsules concentrates also provide vibrant color, UV stability and heat resistance. Potential customers have qualified PowerCapsules for polypropylene, high density and other polyethylenes and polystyrene. Target applications include utensils, soda closures, ice cream spoons, coffee lids and baby bath toys.
Chromatic claims its PowerCapsules allow packagers to use thermochromic technology for plastics to complement thermochromic usage across a wide slate of other packaging substrates, from aluminum to paper to glass.
“This is a big hole in the market until we succeeded with PowerCapsules,” states Chromatic chief marketing officer Patrick Edson.
Chromatic was founded 21 years ago by Cornell University chemistry major Lyle Small. The firm claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of thermochromic inks that signal a target temperature or provide an aesthetic boost to a packager's brand image.
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