Custom Product Development
From Products to Partnerships
The unique nature of our core competencies in Liquid Crystals and Thermochromics, enables LCR Hallcrest to offer an expansive range of potential thermographic products, backed up by our ability to provide custom in-house product design & development. Our expertise developed over 40 years in the production, development and marketing of colour changing thermometry means that we work with markets that range from Healthcare to Retail.
Our UK based labs and team of scientists with years of experience in micro-encapsulation techniques enable us to create bespoke thermochromic inks and plastic masterbatch.
Recent custom product design and development projects include creating eye catching packaging for a health spa, and limited edition LP and CD covers using touch sensitive liquid crystal inks.
Other work involved creating thermochromic masterbatch for injection moulding plastic parts for medical equipment, in order to change colour as a warning if the temperature varied beyond its built-in activation point.
And a unique new form of liquid crystal developed in our UK laboratory has been used in various temperature indicating labels, such as a thermometer for barista milk frothing jugs to show the optimum temperature to create the best frothed milk.
This new liquid crystal is made to change to only one colour such as red or blue when reaching a specific temperature, therefore enabling us to make labels that are extremely easy to read and understand.
We offer in house Project Management, Design, Development, Manufacturing, Packaging and Fulfillment. We are ISO 9001:2015 and our products are CE, SEDEX and REACH compliant.
We are ready to share our expertise and assist you at the level necessary to bring your idea to realisation.