Labels that accurately measure elapsed time are one of the industry’s more esoteric products. One of the companies involved in this, Timestrip Plc, will supply Bioconservacion SA, a manufacturer and distributor of air purification systems, with its time-lapse labels for use with a device fitted in certain domestic refrigerators to extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.
Later this year the device, known as an ethylene absorption filter, will be included in a range of refrigerators sold in Europe by the Fagor Group, widely known in Spain and France for its branded household appliances. The Timestrip smart label will remind users to change the filter every three or six months, dependent on the model. ●