What are temperature-sensitive labels?
Thermochromic or temperature-sensitive labels are specialized labels that change their appearance in response to temperature variations. These labels are commonly used in a range of applications, from food packaging to industrial machinery, to indicate changes in temperature. Thermochromic labels come in reversible and irreversible options.
Reversible thermochromic labels are designed to change color in response to temperature changes, but revert back to their original state when the temperature returns to normal. This makes them ideal for monitoring temperature changes over time, as they provide a visual indication of temperature fluctuations.
Irreversible thermochromic labels, on the other hand, change color permanently in response to a specific temperature threshold. Once the label has been activated, it cannot be reset or changed, providing a clear indication that the temperature has exceeded a certain limit.
Thermochromic inks used for temperature-sensitive labels can come in a range of colors, depending on the specific application and desired effect. Our most commonly used colors include • transparent to • blue, • blue to • pink, • brown to • yellow