THERMOCHROMIC Pigments, Inks & Plastics

Temperature Reactive Color Changing Materials
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QCR Solutions’ Reversible Thermochromic products are available in a wide range of formats, colors and activation temperatures.  Our color changing products reversibly change color at a specific activation temperature which you select. This activation temperature is defined as the temperature above which the thermochromic has almost achieved its final clear or light color end point.  The color starts to fade at approximately 4˚C below the activation temperature and will be in between colors within the activation temperature range.  The color change is “reversible,” i.e., the original color will be restored upon cooling.

Compatibility of the Thermochromic materials include various paints, inks and plastics matrix. The matrix of your application will strongly influence which format you select.

Formats of our thermochromic materials include powders, aqueous slurries, ready to use inks, and master batch pellets.

Applications are boundless such as beverage labels, packaging labels, shirts, ceramic coffee mugs, stickers, toys, straws, rubber ducky, and so much more.  You are only limited by your imagination.

Standard Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Magenta, Orange & Red.

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Custom Colors: Purple, Brown, Turquoise, Dark Blue & custom colors

Standard Activation Temperatures: 15˚C, 31˚C & 47˚C

Custom Activation Temperatures: -10˚C to 69˚C

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Thermochromic Powders are thermochromic micro capsules in a powder pigment format.

Function

They have been specially designed for use in non aqueous based ink systems and thermal resins although their use is not limited to this.

BPA Free version available for toy and Indirect food contact applications.

Information

Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

Thermochromic Pigments TDS

Thermochromic Pigments Solvent Compatibility Chart

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Thermochromic Pigment SDS

Thermochromic Pigment BPA Free SDS

Thermochromic Pigment BPA Free EU version SDS

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Thermochromic Slurries are thermochromic micro capsules in an aqueous based dispersion form.

Function

They have been specially designed for use in aqueous based ink systems although their use is not limited to this.

Information

Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

Thermochromic Aqueous Slurry TDS

Thermochromic Slurry TDS (PDF)

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Thermochromic AQ Slurry SDS

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Thermochromic Inks are available as Screen, Flexographic or Sprayable formats.  Water, UV Curable and Plastisol systems.

Function

These inks have been specially designed for textiles, plastic, ceramic or paper/board substrates.

Information

Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

Thermochromic Textile Screen Ink Water Based TDS

Thermochromic Textile Screen Ink Plasticol Based TDS

Thermochromic Screen Water Based Ink TDS

Thermochromic Screen UV Ink TDS

Thermochromic Gravure Water Based Ink TDS

Thermochromic Flexographic UV Inks SDS

Thermochromic Flexographic Water Based Ink TDS

Thermochromic Screen Solvent Screen Ink – upon request

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Thermochromic Water Based Screen Ink SDS

Thermochromic Textile Screen Plastisol Based Ink SDS

Thermochromic Screen Solvent Based Ink SDS

Thermochromic Screen UV Ink MSDS

Thermochromic Gravure Water Based Ink MSDS

Thermochromic Flexo Water Based Ink MSDS

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Thermochromic Masterbatch comprises of thermochromic blended with a Polymer masterbatch carrier and come in pellet form.

Function

They have been specially designed to be compatible with most plastic systems. Custom Resins available upon request!

BPA Free version available for toy and Indirect food contact applications.

Information

Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Thermochromic Masterbatch in GP BPA Free SDS