Glenview IL –
September 1, 2015 (PRWEB) September 21, 2015 -- LCR Hallcrest is pleased to announce increased label production capacity. Liquid crystal labels, indicators and graphics are typically screen printed on a sheet then cut to size. The company has designed, developed and introduced into production a custom high speed reel to reel liquid crystal label production machine called the “Dotter”.
Microencapsulated Liquid crystals by nature are slippery and typically are printed on a substrate with a covering film forming a sandwich, trapping the liquid crystals within the layers. The dotter is just that; liquid crystal is dispensed as a dot from a micro pump on to a base layer then dried in place without a covering film. This approach generates significant increases in production rates and scale efficiencies. The dotter is capable of producing 100,000 finished labels per day.
The dotter is flexible and allows for the dots to be offered in a wide range of sizes and temperature events. The company will initially produce a few of its standard thermometers on the dotter but plans on applying this technology to client custom requests and several market opportunities.
“LCR Hallcrest produced over 100 Million liquid crystal thermometers in 2014 and is the global leader in microencapsulated liquid crystal products” comments Rocky Sapienza V.P. of Operations “and we see the dotter as a demonstration of our continued commitment to furthering the art and science of temperature indicators through the unique properties of liquid crystals”
Samples and additional information is available through customer service