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New Product – a retort indicator for Steam Air retorts!

Air CheckFinally, after much effort, research, testing and refining, we’ve got an indicator that works in a steam air environment. If you use Lagarde retorts for canning processes, including sterilization processing of jars pouches, packs and other containers, there is a possibility that this retort tag will be for you. It’s called the Air Check and it allows food processors to record each process much more effectively.

It’s like a Retort Check in that it looks the same, changes colour in the same way but will also react in a process that includes air in the retort. This indicator tag will give you a much clearer indication of appropriate heat processing that any other indicator on the market, a permanent record of batch processing that you can keep, unlike the regular autoclave tape so often used in canning plants around the world.

The tag allows canning plant operators to record the batch number,  basket number and retort number, all on a strong, resilient card carrying the intelligent ink that will change colour in the process.

The Air Check is exclusive to Temperature Indicators and available from our website here.

Temperature Indicators supplies visual indicator labels and tags to industry all over the world. Visit our website to learn more about our great range of indicators and test kits. We also carry water test kits, medical sterilization indicators and a huge range of industrial and domestic thermometer warning labels.

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Collaborative tailoring of our products

We recently had an enquiry from a trade organisation that wanted to purchase some temperature indicating labels and then sub-distribute them to their members. They would design the labels to meet an industry specification and standard to ensure their members received a product that functioned correctly but also met certain standards.

This got me thinking about ways in which we could use ideas of collaborative consumption to provide products to our customers that are both functional and very competitively priced. This could mean that two or more companies, or a trade body that shares technology or business connections could utilise combined purchasing power to benefit from economies of scale, thus obtaining bespoke temperature sensitive products with special functionality or design changes at lower prices.

We can tailor all our temperature labels, indicators and tags so long as the design requirements are within some particular parameters and the quantity meets some minimums. Some customers may have overseas facilities and subsidiaries that could potentially use a similar product for temperature measurement and could combine their purchasing power to get a tailored product at a lower price.

We’re always open to new ideas about how we can change and adapt our temperature label products. We recently implemented a design change across our Retort Check food canning steam sterilisation indicator in response to one customer’s needs – the change made a lot of sense and we therefore rolled it on all lines.

Please feel free to contact us if you think we can help. We want to make sure that our products meet your needs and that we continue to offer the best possible service to our customers, wherever they are located and however the products are used.

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