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Timestrip time and temperature monitoring
Liquid Indicator Technology
Timestrip indicator labels are single use, low cost, patented technology diffusing liquid through a viewing window to reveal how much time has passed since activation or temperature breach

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Shows length of time vaccines are out of fridge
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Download our eTimestrip app today. It is compatible with most of our electronic indicators and can be used to generate data report PDF and CSVs to save and share.

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Electronic indicator with 3 temperatures
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DHL Exel Adopts Timestrip to Monitor Pharma Goods in Transit
Timestrip's smart label technology has provided DHL Exel with a cost-effective method of quality assurance when transporting pharmaceutical products.
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Whirlpool adopts Timestrip Technology
Timestrip has reported significant progress in its strategic partnership with Whirlpool Europe. Market-leading Whirlpool has chosen to use Timestrip’s smart label technology in two of its domestic appliance filters. The Timestrip® labels will be used as six-month replacement indicators for Whirlpool anti-bacterial and freezer filters. Whirlpool’s Microban Anti-bacterial Filter circulates air and eliminates potentially harmful bacteria, mould and mildew in refrigerators. To maintain its performance, it should be replaced after six months: the Timestrip® labels will clearly show when the filter is coming to the end of its life. Timestrips® will perform a similar function for Whirlpool’s new domestic freezer filters, which help to prevent frost, providing an easily visible indication of when the filter needs to be replaced. “This is an excellent step forward in our partnership with Whirlpool,” confirms Reuben Isbitsky, Joint CEO of Timestrip, “and we are continuing to actively explore ways of using the Timestrip® technology on a wider range of Whirlpool filters and other products.” Timestrip is firmly establishing itself as the standard in replacement indicators for appliances worldwide. Consumers are beginning to understand that replacing consumable items such as filters on a regular basis makes a recognisable difference to the performance of their appliance. Manufacturers experience greater customer satisfaction and an increase in consumable sales for a very small incremental cost. Timestrip® labels automatically monitor elapsed time and can work under a wide variety of conditions, from ambient environments to fridge, freezer and extremely high temperatures. Using only food-grade components, Timestrips® are ideal for use in sensitive areas such as food packaging and kitchen appliances. The technology can be integrated into products or packaging, as well as the more traditional applied label format and the company is working with clients across a hugely diverse range of industries.
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Timestrip Nominated for SOFHT Best New Product Award
Smart label innovator Timestrip is celebrating being nominated as Best New Product at the prestigious SOFHT Awards. The annual Society of Food Hygiene and Technology awards luncheon, now in its 28th year, is the event for the food technology market, attracting delegates from every sector of the food industry. The 2007 awards will be presented at a formal luncheon at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on November 15th; present will be more than 300 members and guests from leading players in the food and related industries, both in the UK and internationally. Timestrip has been nominated in the Best New Product category, sponsored by Sainsbury’s, which covers a broad range of products in food, service and equipment. Timestrip’s ground-breaking label solutions have been recognised as being ‘identifiably different to any existing product’ and ‘providing a new experience’ for customers. “We’re thrilled to have been nominated for this award,” says Reuben Isbitsky, Joint CEO of Timestrip. “With proven performance already in the food retail and food service markets, this is a further endorsement of the Timestrip® technology.” The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology is an independent body whose role is to offer support through membership to anyone involved in food hygiene and technology issues. SOFHT is led by a high-profile voluntary board of directors, committed to promoting food hygiene and technology throughout the food chain. Timestrip’s unique smart labels automatically monitor elapsed time and can work under a wide variety of conditions, from ambient environments to fridge, freezer and extremely high temperatures. Using only food-grade components, the labels have applications in a hugely diverse range of industries, including food retail and food service; cosmetics; medical and pharmaceutical. The technology can be integrated into products or packaging, as well as the more traditional applied label format. Timestrip plc floated on the UK Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2005.
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Timestrip, the time is now - StyleList Blog
The StyleList blog featured Timestrips used for cosmetics on their blog today. Check it out here.
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Timestrip® Helps End Consumer Confusion about Food Safety
Key in Monitoring Safety of Food Products, Cosmetics, Medicines 
Nestlé Integrates Timestrip into European Product Lines Should we throw out that spaghetti sauce? Is that baby food still safe? How many days ago did we buy that steak? These are questions concerned American consumers are asking about food storage, nutritional value and spoilage. “Knowing how long food has been opened, even if refrigerated, is key in determining food freshness and safety,” says Reuben Isbitsky, Joint CEO of Timestrip. “Food loses nutritional value over time, and processed and organic food can lose integrity and develop dangerous bacteria even if you refrigerate after opening.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths are attributable to food-borne illness in the United States each year. Many of these illnesses can be due to confusion about food freshness and safety in the “period after opening” (PAO), the time in which a food product should be consumed before it loses its full nutritional value and spoilage begins. Healthy shelf life of food products – from baby food to pizza – varies greatly, and even non-food products, such as mascara, have a relatively short shelf life. Obviously, part of the consumer’s confusion stems from an inability to remember how long ago many products were opened. Timestrips® – time- and temperature-sensitive “smart labels” recently introduced into the U.S. market – visually monitor elapsed time from minutes to over a year on any product. They are becoming popular among European consumers to help track time after opening of foods, cosmetics and medicines/antibiotics since they adhere to any package – whether at room temperature or frozen – for clear, visual monitoring of remaining product shelf life. They are “smart” labels in that they are also temperature sensitive, a factor which adds a layer of safety in helping to protect consumers that other products, such as digital counters, cannot provide. In Europe Nestlé integrated Timestrip labels in its Maggi product line and the German Food Standards Agency has stated that Timestrips® make an important contribution to food safety as the “easily readable color strip” on the label makes it easy to determine the freshness of a product.
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Timestrip plc Signs Contract with US based Leading Product Company
The Company is delighted to announce that it has signed a three year rolling contract to supply the unique Timestrip technology to one of North America’s leading consumer product companies. The deal, estimated to be worth a minimum of US$3million in revenues to the Company over the first three years, involves the integration of the Timestrip into a market leading product that is currently used in millions of homes across the world. However, it is currently subject to confidentiality restrictions relating to the details of the product and the identity of the customer. This revenue estimate is based only on sales in North America, but the opportunity exists for significant additional revenues in the event that the technology is adopted by the customer on identical products that they currently sell worldwide. This contract, which was referred to in the Company’s recent preliminary results, is the first of several significant deals which are expected to be signed during the course of 2007.
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Timestrip Smart Labels Provide Ideal Solution for Monitoring Filters on a Wide Range of Appliances
Timestrip® helps meet Compliance Guidelines, leading to Increased Sales of Consumables Hamilton Beach integrates Timestrip® into Febreze® True Air® odor filters Timestrip Plc, the UK-based smart label company, has announced that the strongest demand for Timestrip® elapsed-time monitoring devices is coming from the appliance category for monitoring household appliance filters. A key issue for many household appliances is how consumers can be kept aware of the time consumable components, specifically changeable filters, have been in use.  Timestrips® provide consumers with a visual reminder of how long the filter has been in use, encouraging them to change filters within recommended guidelines. Timestrip® is a reliable time- and temperature- sensitive smart label that monitors elapsed time.  Its highly visual display indicates how much time has passed, alerting consumers when filters need replacing. Timestrips® can be integrated into appliances, or supplied as external labels consumers may apply directly to appliances that require monitoring. “Many household items require maintenance, yet are often forgotten and are not replaced in the recommended time frame,” said Reuben Isbitsky, Joint CEO of Timestrip Plc. “Our message to appliance manufacturers is that Timestrip smart labels act as a helpful reminder for customers to repeat product purchase, which can create high volume sales as consumers strive to better protect the quality of water they drink and the air they breathe.” Replacement of consumable components on household and institutional appliances is critical for optimal performance. This ensures the unit’s ability to filter water or air, and maintain their healthy quality and freshness.  Many manufacturers recommend that air filters, for example, be replaced at least every three months and, in particular, as one season gives way to another. Applications for Timestrip include water filters, air filters, furnace filters, vacuum cleaner filters and for aquamarine and cage cleaning. Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex has integrated Timestrips into its appliances through development of a new model of odor eliminator, utilizing a Febreze® True Air® activated carbon filter which lasts for four months. Faced with the challenge of helping consumers identify when product replacement was required, the company integrated a highly visible four-month room temperature Timestrip® into the filter housing fascia. The clear color change signals an early warning to repurchase additional filters, and then indicates when it is time to replace the filter. Hamilton Beach supplies a new Timestrip with each replacement filter. Timestrip currently develops and markets its technologies for sectors such as appliances & consumables, food & beverage, catering & food service, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals & medical devices. More information about Timestrip can be found at www.timestrip.com
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German Food Standards Agency Endorses Timestrip
Smart label experts Timestrip is giving itself a pat on the back after receiving a glowing report from the German Food Standards Agency. The organisation, known as BVLK, is a member of the European Working Community for Food Inspection and Consumer Protection and has been trialling Timestrips® to assess the contribution they can make to food safety. The German testers concluded that Timestrips® make a very good contribution to food safety, commenting that the “easily readable colour strip” on the label makes it easy to determine the freshness, or otherwise, of a product. Timestrip is now permitted to use the BVLK logo and to state that its labels are recommended by the organisation. German consumers are well-known for being pro-organic: almost a third of all organic food sold in the EU goes through German checkouts. So it’s not surprising that they’re also switching on to the idea of a smart label that clearly shows when their food’s freshness has run out. “It’s great to receive this endorsement because it shows the German agency recognises the role that Timestrips® can play in increasing consumer awareness of food safety,” says Reuben Isbitsky, Timestrip’s Joint CEO. “If we store food in the right place, at the right temperature and, most importantly, for the right time, our whole experience of food will be better.” Research has shown considerable confusion amongst consumers about food labelling and safety, which Timestrip® highly visual smart labels overcomes. A tinted liquid contained in the Timestrip® moves across it at a consistent rate once the label is activated. This allows accurate monitoring of the amount of time which has lapsed since a product was opened and provides an easily visible sign of how fresh the food really is. Timestrips® can be made to react to chilled, ambient or frozen conditions, making them suitable for all food types and the Timestrip® technology can work in an applied label format or be fully integrated into products or packaging.
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Timestrips® get Healthy Feedback from Organic Shoppers
Already successfully working with a number of mainstream consumer products ranging from water filters and catering products to cosmetics, smart label innovator Timestrip is making its presence felt in the organic sector too. Timestrips® are attracting much interest from quality-conscious organic shoppers, as they realise the benefits of a device that keeps track of their food’s freshness. We all know that the nutritional benefits of food diminish the longer we keep it. Once activated, Timestrip® labels provide a continuous reminder of the freshness (or lack of it) of your food. Using innovative technology, the labels accurately monitor the amount of time that has elapsed since a product was opened, providing a sort of visual ‘alarm clock’ for food freshness. With no preservatives to artificially prolong their life, organic products are particularly likely to benefit from the use of Timestrips®. One organic devotee who has seen the popularity of Timestrips® at first hand is Steve Prime. His organic business – Wild & Free – based in Rugby, supplies customers between Birmingham and Milton Keynes who have been trialling the smart labels. “Our customers demand the highest standards of quality and freshness in their food,” he explains. “We can ensure that produce leaves us in top condition, but we don’t have any control over how the consumer stores it or how quickly they use it. At the end of the day, their final judgement on the quality of that produce will come when they consume it, so it’s in our interests as well as theirs to help ensure they are consuming it within a reasonable time. That’s where Timestrips® are invaluable - by using a Timestrip® label, the consumer is much more likely to use food within the period when it’s at its best.” Growth in the organic and locally-produced sector has been huge over recent years as consumers become wiser to the realities of intensive farming and food miles, and ever more discerning about the quality of the produce they buy. Expansion of the smart labels market is forecast to be equally huge in the next few years, as brand owners investigate available technologies and reap the benefits for their businesses. Timestrip plc floated on the UK Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2005 and works with a comprehensive range of clients across a wide range of industries.
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Important New Partnership as Timestrip Teams up with CCL
Smart label innovator Timestrip has teamed up with US giant CCL Label to create a significant new partnership agreement. The venture will integrate Timestrip’s label technologies into CCL’s premium labels and packaging. CCL is a global leader in the manufacture of high-quality packaging and labelling for the consumer products and healthcare industries. The partnership with Timestrip will initially concentrate on the cost-effective integration of the Timestrip® and iStrip™ technologies into a range of CCL’s labels for healthcare products. The new range of integrated solutions will be promoted to customers worldwide by CCL’s international sales force. The first of a number of integration concepts will be launched at the upcoming Interphex show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York on April 24th. It’s a significant development for Timestrip, as Paul Freedman, Joint CEO, explains: “Partnerships with industry-leaders like CCL are vital to demonstrate market acceptance of the Timestrip technologies to the widest possible audience. I’m confident that CCL will develop a range of integrated solutions which are popular with its customers on a global scale.” Timestrip has recently changed the configuration of its signature label, moving the blister which activates the Timestrip® from the back to the front of the label. With the reverse of the label now completely flat and therefore fully adhesive, the process of integrating Timestrips® into product packaging has been made much less complex. Robert Ryckman, Vice President of Sales, North America for CCL Label, is enthusiastic about the opportunities the new partnership presents: “We’re excited to be working with Timestrip. At CCL we have the ability to seamlessly incorporate the Timestrip® and iStrip™ technologies into customised label solutions, making high-quality products available across multiple industry segments. This project has huge potential.” CCL Label is the global leader for pressure-sensitive self-adhesive labels and promotional products. The company has a strong reputation for offering innovative solutions in response to customers’ unique requirements, along with a proven track record of delivering state-of-the-art technology to the packaging industry. Established for over 50 years, CCL employs more than 4900 people and has 49 plants across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Timestrip plc floated on the UK Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2005 and the company has since worked with an impressive client list across a wide range of industries. Timestrip will be showcasing its ideas for label integration with CCL at the Interphex show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York from April 24th - 26th.
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Press Releases
  • New eTimestrip Complete Indicators Launched:  news >
  • Timestrip Indicators Safeguard Vaccine Distribution:  news >
  • Tracking cold chain of COVID vaccines:  news >
  • New Timestrip indicators for vaccines:  news >
  • Novel Indicators Provide Essential Monitoring of Virus Specimens:   news >
  • Timestrip Goes Electronic:  news >  
Media Appearance
  • ITV News interviews Timestrip 15/12/2020: read >
January 2022
  • Innovations in Food Technology 25/01/2022: read >
  • Designing a Data Logger That Can Be Used By Anyone 25/01/2022: read >
  • Timestrip Introduces Its First Micro Data Logger 25/01/2022: read >
  • Timestrip Listed in Top 10 Global Trends Survey 12/01/2022: read >
December 2020
  • ITV News interviews Timestrip 15/12/2020: read >
November 2020
  • Air Cargo Week 19/11/2020: read >
  • Printed Electronics Weekly 19/11/2020: read >
  • MHW Magazine 18/11/2020: read >
  • PharmiWeb 18/11/2020: read >
  • AJOT 18/11/2020: read >
  • News Medical 16/11/2020: read >
  • Electronic Specifier 13/11/2020: read >
  • Business Weekly 12/11/2020: read >
  • Printed Electronics Now 12/11/2020: read >
  • Electronics Weekly 12/11/2020: read >
  • PharmiWeb 12/11/2020: read >
  • Components in Electronics 12/11/2020: read >
June 2020
  • EE News Europe 11/6/2020: read >
  • Food Voices 15/06/2020: read >
March 2020

Printed Electronics Now 24/03/2020: read >

Connecting Industry March 2020: read >

Frozen & Chilled Foods March 2020: read >

Pharmi Web March 2020: read >

January 2020

Connecting Industry January 2020: read >

Cambridge Independent January 2020: read >

EPDT on the Net January 2020: read >

EE News Europe January 2020: read >

Air Cargo Week January 2020: read >

AJOT January 2020: read >

Pharmi Web January 2020: read >

News Medical January 2020: read >

Business Weekly Jauary 2020: read >

Emerging Technologies list features Timestrip: read >

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