Timestrip Temperature Indicators Boost Confidence in Medicines – Study Finding

Timestrip smart indicators were used in a study by academics at Reading School of Pharmacy, part of The University of Reading, into people’s confidence in the quality of medicines.

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The study focused on the potential re-use of returned medicines. It found that participants’ intention to take part in medicines re-use increased with the presence of the Timestrip® Plus temperature sensors on the packaging. The perceived social pressure to accept the medication also increased. The effect of the indicators was even greater than the promise of pharmacist visual checking of the medicines.

Although medicines re-use is not at present allowed in the UK, the presence of Timestrip indicators on packaging is understood to be a marker of their quality.

Ref: Lam, Y.; McCrindle, R.; Hui, T.K.L.; Sherratt, S.; Donyai, P. The Effect of Quality Indicators on Beliefs about Medicines Reuse: An Experimental Study. Pharmacy 2021, 9, x. https://doi.org/10.3390/xxxxx. Read more here:  https://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/9/3/128

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Timestrip Irreversible Time Sensitive Labels used by Ulmer Wohnungs for Filter change Reminders

How Timestrip irreversible time sensitive indicators are used in Germany by Ulmer Wohnungs for their apartment ventilation units to remind tenants that they need to change the ventilation duct filters.

Translation: “In many UWS apartments, ventilation units are installed which permanently ensure fresh and clean air. Only when the filter is clean, do the fans work quietly and use less energy. In our video we show you how to easily change the filter.”

Timestrip can make you a custom Time Sensitive Indicator Label – we create custom solutions that measure time ranging from 1 hour up to 2 years. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and Timestrip time indicators offer a helpful visual reminder of service and maintenance schedules for consumable components. Accurate and reliable, Timestrips contribute to a more positive experience for the consumer and help ensure optimum performance from appliances that need replacement indicators or service reminder indicators in order to function effectively.

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Acana Moth Trap

Acana is a new and dynamic player in the Aircare, Insecticide and Household categories based in Nottingham in the UK.

Acana Moth TrapAs part of its aggressive NPD program, Acana has launched a new Moth Monitoring product – available in both Primary & Refill packs.

Both packs can be found initially in John Lewis, Lakeland and Robert Dyas stores and the products are also about to launch in overseas markets including Malta, UAE and Saudi.

This latest addition to the Acana Moth Range has been specially developed to attract and trap moths – without the use of harsh chemicals. The Moth Trap uses the latest pheromone technology to attract adult moths and checks for any moth infestation as a ‘first alert’.

The product comes with a Timestrip visual ‘End of Life’ Indicator mounted on the front. Once activated by simply finger pressure it displays elapsed time and prompts the replacement of the sticky pad moth catcher after 8 weeks.

Stuart Anderson, Managing Director commented: “Acana is delighted to be using the Timestrip technology. From the get-go I have been a “believer” in this innovative solution and our new Moth Trap products are the perfect products to take advantage of the benefits the Timestrip provides.”

He went on to say: “Users of our new product can see exactly when they need to replace the Pheromone Glue Boards. We are confident that this will lead to prompt renewal and help increase repeat purchase rates.

It has the added benefit of showing users when the product has stopped working – insuring continuous protection from the menace of Moth damage. The technical nature of the Timestrip also helps reinforce the Acana brand values.”

The Moth Trap is only the 2nd Acana product to use the Timestrip device but Acana plans to extend the scope of its adoption to other future products.

As Timestrip Managing Director Reuben Isbitsky observesOur life In Service indicators can monitor elapsed time from just a few hours to 3 years and we have already engineered our product into components manufactured by some of the world’s most trusted brands.

Acana shares the common aim of helping consumers take the guess-work out of following refill replacement schedules and we are delighted to be working with a UK company looking to innovate within established categories.”

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Frostine’s Skin Care Line by LG Cosmetics

Frostine’s: Major Korean beauty brand LG’s skin care line

Timestrip indicators were added to the base of glass bottles used across the Frostine’s range by LG cosmetics as it launched its revolutionary new brand across Korea in one of its biggest multi-channel campaigns of 2012.

LG is the second biggest cosmetic brand owner in Korea and the Frostine’s brand extends its reputation for innovation in the sector.

The Frostine’s range comprises toners, eye creams, masks and moisturizers with a unique formulation that requires the products to be kept refrigerated at all times. In addition to the chilled characteristics, some of the creams and toners lose their efficacy after 6 weeks, so each bottle comes with a Timestrip applied to the base so that consumers can trigger the timing label and check the product integrity at a glance each time they are used.

See their custom Timestrip design and unique cosmetic integration from 1:50-3:00 in the video below.

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