Arctic Ice Introduces "Smart Temperature Sensor" Labels to All Product Lines
(Brookings, SD) Until now, when trying to determine if the contents of a cooler are safe and cool, the only way to really know is to take a drink or smell the food to see if it's still fit for consumption. This year, Arctic Ice is taking the guesswork out of cooler temperature control. This year's new labels will be sporting a "Smart Temperature Sensor"(patent pending) using thermochromic ink for a sensor that turns blue when the panels are holding within the temperature range they are designed to hold and reverts to white when the temperature exceeds the panel's intended temperature range.Thermochromic ink works by taking advantage of thermochromism or simply materials with properties that change their hues due to fluctuations in temperature. These inks have been used from everything from mood rings in the seventies to beer cans today.Each brand, Alaskan Series, Chillin' Brew and Tundra Series, will have a sensor on the front and back of each panel. A quick look will tell you if the Alaskan Series is holding a food-safe refrigerator temperature, if the Tundra Series is maintaining a safe freezer temperature or if Chillin' Brew is keeping your cooler contents perfectly chilled."This addition to our labels is something we think everyone will like," says David White, V.P. of Marketing for Arctic Ice. "Now, a glance in the cooler is all it will take to determine if you're contents are cold or frozen. Every container we make in 2015 and beyond will carry this handy sensor to add value to an already impressive product."Since 2012, Arctic Ice has manufactured three series of high performance freezer panels designed to keep coolers at specific, pre-defined temperature ranges. These panels provide the avid outdoorsman or soccer mom a way to keep coolers cold (Alaskan Series), "beer cave cold" (Chillin' Brew) or frozen (Tundra Series) without the mess or waste of ice. The panels are also dishwasher safe and designed to last a lifetime.