Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) introduces the Tamper Alert, a new irreversible, heat-activated ink technology to identify tamper evidence in labels and packaging for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other products targeted for theft and counterfeiting.
It offers users a tight activation window where the alert transitions from colorless to full color within a range of 10 °C.
Traditional irreversible technologies require a transition window between 30 °C to 50 °C.
This results in weak color activation and detection at lower temperatures.
The new Tamper Alert technology is available in target activation temperatures of 50 °C, 60 °C, 70 °C and 80 °C.
The invention also incorporates CTI’s Turbo color technology creating the strongest color alert in tamper evidence in blue, green, black and red.
“CTI receives 30 calls every year from across the world seeking improved tamper evidence technology,” said founder and CEO Lyle Small.
“We’re constantly asked, ‘Do you have something that activates in a tighter temperature window and has stronger color?’ It was very tough chemistry to figure out, but the team finally did it.”
Tamper Alert is currently only available only in water-based applications.