Miele adopts Timestrip technology to ensure consumers get the best out their vacuum cleaners.

London/UK – April 8th 2014, Timestrip extends its reach into household consumer appliance market with the pan-European launch of the new Miele S8 Silence Plus Allergy model, featuring a Timestrip solution to alleviate the problem of remembering when to change and replace the all important filter.

The S8 unit features the HEPA AirClean filter, a HEPA Class 13 filter which achieves 99.95% filtration and holds back even the most minute particles and pollen, making it an ideal choice for allergy sufferers.

Miele has chosen TimeStrip to provide the change and replace visual reminder on the HEPA filter cartridge, to provide a clear visual notification of the need to replace the filter.

Activating the indicator couldn’t be easier: when fitting a new filter, the user simply presses on a green arrow indicator on the side of the filter housing the Timestrip. This triggers the Timestrip and results in the release of a specially formulated fluid encapsulated into the smart label. As the months pass, red indicator fluid slowly extends across the time check window. After approximately one year, the fluid fills the window and reaches the right-hand end of the strip, prompting the user to replace the saturated filter.

Commenting on the Miele project, Timestrip CEO Reuben Isbitsky said “This is a great example of a low-cost solution to the age old problem of reminding consumers that components in their products do need changing at the correct interval, and shows how leading brands are choosing Timestrip to help make this a simple, effective and value-adding proposition.”

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Timestrip® Replacement Reminder Indicators chosen by new air care company

Acana is a new and dynamic player in the Aircare, Insecticide and Household categories. Based in Nottingham in the UK, Acana is building its business with a number of UK retailers, as well exporting to many overseas geographies including the Middle East, African and the US markets. replacement reminder indicator

As part of its aggressive NPD program, Acana is launching a new Air Freshening product especially developed for use with Air Conditioning units, popular in many hot climates. Acana has chosen to integrate an 8 week Timestrip replacement reminder indicator to provide the visual end-of-life reminder to replace air conditioning filters.

Stuart Anderson, Managing Director commented: “Acana is delighted to be using the Timestrip technology. We were impressed with this innovative solution and our new AirCon Air Freshener is the perfect product to take advantage of the benefits a Timestrip indicator.”

He went on to say: “Users of our new product will be told with a simple, failsafe visual prompt exactly when they need to replace the unit. We are confident that this will drive launch sales and help increase repeat purchase rates. The ‘smart label’ nature of the Timestrip technology is also a great fit with the Acana brand attributes.”

The AirCon Air Freshener is the first Acana product to use the Timestrip device but Acana plans to extend the scope of its adoption to other product lines.

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, including 3M, Parker Hannifin, Whirlpool®, Febreze® and Tetra®.

Acana shares the common aim of helping customers take the guess-work out of complying with replacement schedules in air freshening systems and we are delighted to replacement reminder indicator backbe working with a UK company looking to innovate within established categories.”

Reuben urges other product manufacturing companies to consider the benefits of incorporating

  • Higher repeat sales as customers comply with recommended replacement cycles.
  • Incremental retail listings: products with Life in Service indicators have higher sell-through rates.
  • Increased customer loyalty: Replacement Reminder Indicator Labels helps consumers achieve optimal performance from their products.
  • By encouraging consumers to renew products regularly they see a noticeable improvement in appliance performance whilst adhering to compliance recommendations.
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ICP Medical LLC Introduces Timestrip (R) Technology to its Rapid Refresh (R) Privacy Curtain System

Color-coded Visual Indicator Shows Healthcare Personnel When to Replace Curtains, Reducing Risk of HAIs, Lowering Costs, and Improving Patient Outcomes

ST. LOUIS, Jun 06, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — ICP Medical LLC, a leader in infection control and prevention products for hospitals and medical facilities, recently announced a partnership with Timestrip (R), makers of a time monitoring device. The technology will be utilized in ICP Medical LLC’s line of privacy curtains used in healthcare facilities nationwide. The Timestrip(R)’s color-coded label monitors elapsed time and indicates when curtains should be replaced.

“Our Rapid Refresh(TM) brand is all about simplifying the job of the healthcare worker by making it fast and easy to refresh a curtain. We are excited to offer a revolutionary product that makes managing curtain changes easy for increased compliance and a safer environment.,” reported Brian Sanders, president of ICP Medical LLC. “The Timestrip(R) label on our Rapid Refresh(TM) curtains changes color after a specified time, informing the worker that it’s time to make the change,” he added.

Hospital privacy curtains can quickly become contaminated with bacteria such as methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). The Timestrip(R) indicator on the Rapid Refresh(TM) curtains, after being manually activated, automatically changes color during the recommended life of the curtain. When the indicator is completely red, the curtain needs to be changed.

ICP Medical LLC’s Rapid Refresh(TM) product line is a proprietary brand of infection control and prevention products including disposable curtains, gowns, scrubs and jackets, lab coats, and personal protection equipment (PPE) organizers that conveniently dispense fresh product upon demand. The Rapid Refresh(TM) product line is currently used by numerous hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities throughout the United States.

About ICP Medical LLC

ICP Medical LLC (www.icpmedical.com) is a leading infection control and prevention manufacturer serving hospitals and medical facilities throughout the United States and the world. Its mission is to help its customer partners reduce the spread of infection, provide a higher level of patient care, protect their employees, and lower the costs of delivering their services by focusing on compliance.

For more information, contact Paul Gassett at paul@yankandlimey.com or 314-378-5863.

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SOURCE: ICP Medical LLC

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