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New Essential Electrical Safety Accessory Wins 2 Prestigious Electrical Industry Awards

August 07, 2019
New Essential Electrical Safety Accessory Wins 2 Prestigious Electrical Industry Awards

– 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.

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LCR Hallcrest Attains ISO13485:2016 Certification

July 10, 2019

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.

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NHL & PPG announce new color-changing hockey pucks for 2018-19 season.

December 17, 2018
NHL & PPG announce new color-changing hockey pucks for 2018-19 season.
Glenview IL – Dec. 17, 2018 -   LCR Hallcrest is pleased to be recognized as technology partners in the development of a thermochromic... . . .Read More

New Fish Finding Tool Uses Custom Liquid Crystal Thermometers

November 26, 2018
New Fish Finding Tool Uses Custom Liquid Crystal Thermometers

Scout-A-Bout® Measures Water Temperature Below the Surface

 Glenview, IL  November 27, 2018

 LCR Hallcrest is pleased to announce that it is supplying custom liquid crystal thermometers to Monzyk Innovations for its low-cost revolutionary fish finder that indicates sub surface water temperature and identifies the type of fish it attracts. Scout-A-Bout® is a self-contained, 1” x 4.5” unit with a thermometer/ fish identifier, designed to be attached to a fishing or drop line. That’s it, no electronics just get it in the water, give it a few minutes and read the results.

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New Product Thermostrip™ WD - Temperature Indicator Label for Medical Instruments

October 29, 2018
New Product Thermostrip™ WD -  Temperature Indicator Label for Medical Instruments
Thermostrip™ WD - Dual Temperature Washer Disinfection Surface Indicator Label for Medical Instruments

 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.

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LCR Hallcrest Launches High Volume Roll Format Liquid Crystal Color Change Temperature Labels

June 08, 2018
LCR Hallcrest Launches High Volume Roll Format Liquid Crystal Color Change Temperature Labels

Roll to Roll Labels for High Volume Automated Application

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.

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Innovation in Process Control & Packaging Driving LCR Hallcrest Thermochromic Materials Growth

February 20, 2018
Innovation in Process Control & Packaging Driving LCR Hallcrest Thermochromic Materials Growth

Color Changing Materials Markets are forecasted to grow at CAGR 6.77% till 2022

 Infinity Research, Dec 2017

Glenview, IL – February 26, 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. 

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Christopher Rowland Retires After 30 Years of Service to LCR Hallcrest

November 30, 2017
Christopher Rowland Retires After 30 Years of Service to LCR Hallcrest

Glenview, IL – November 30, 2017

We at LCR Hallcrest are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that Chris Rowland is retiring. His last day is December 22, 2017. Chris joined LCR Hallcrest US operations in June 1987 and transferred to the company’s UK start up in 1992 as its first employee. He has been a tremendous asset to the group with numerous accomplishments throughout his tenure. He is gifted with a keen chemical engineering mind and a cooperative nature with a BSc Chemistry degree from University Hertfordshire MRSC. 

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Kromagen permanent change high temperature activated thermochromic ink is now available online in two standard colors and three activation temperatures at

October 20, 2017
Kromagen permanent change high temperature activated thermochromic ink is now available online in two standard colors and three activation temperatures at

LCR Hallcrest is pleased to announce the addition of Kromagen heat sensitive permanent color change ink, which is used as a process and quality control indicator providing visual evidence of attained high temperature, to its e-commerce portfolio.  Applications include, but are not limited to, metal fabrication and annealing, surface temperature management and machine equipment temperature monitoring. 





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Underusing the refrigerator thermometer can put you at risk

August 23, 2017
Underusing the refrigerator thermometer can put you at risk

 It is an important food safety practice to use a refrigerator thermometer but many do not practice this.

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