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  • adj. That changes color on exposure to heat.


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  • According to Lucht, other thermochromic indicators are commercially available, but they are expensive and they lack the archival feature required by regulatory agencies to track and trace products on a global scale.

    SIRA Technologies Food Sentinel System Thermal Barcode for Packaging

  • The URI researchers began studying thermochromic pigments – those that change color at certain temperatures -- a decade ago when a cookware company sought a polymer that could be added to its products to make them change color when they were too hot to touch.

    SIRA Technologies Food Sentinel System Thermal Barcode for Packaging

  • They don't own the patent for thermochromic barcode.

    SIRA Technologies Food Sentinel System Thermal Barcode for Packaging

  • After cooking begins, an invisible, temperature-sensitive thermochromic print appears in black to indicate when an egg is soft, medium or hard-boiled.

    Going for the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg | Impact Lab

  • She recently produced a decorative fabric woven with heating electrodes and thermochromic ink, which changes from black to pink and back to black again according to the room's temperature.

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  • Pleotint's patented technology is a lightly tinted thermochromic interlayer that warms up and darkens in direct sunlight, but clears in indirect sunlight to allow light to pass into a building.

  • Pleotint produces the thermochromic self-tinting interlayer by extrusion in its Jenison, Mich., facility.

  • Since 2006 Solartwin have been working on small prototype "thermal step change" thermochromic solar heater collectors which cannot boil. - Business News

  • Emerging technologies to watch, however, include electrochromic, thermochromic, and thermoreflective windows, which control how much sunlight windows admit.

    Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News

  • ** Sometimes, the opposite effect, where the thermochromic dye changes from its colored to non-colored form in response to heat, is desired.

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