Specialty inks company Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has broadened the availability of colors used in the thermochromic (heat-sensitive) applications for metal can decorating. The achievement follows the company’s March 2015 announcement that a similar expansion of colors is now available for CTI’s new PowerCapsules for the plastics industry.


As a result, hundreds of new colors for thermochromic metal decoration are now available, thanks to CTI's proprietary new red and yellow thermochromic inks that enable a new sophistication in color management, the company reports. 


Because of this expansion in its primary color palette from the original “blue” ink offering, CTI is now able to offer a much wider color spectrum.


The new color pallet will use CTI's proprietary High Velocity Ink (HVI) delivery system to ensure all inks can be applied efficiently at high speed and are durable against heat and sunlight.


"Every brand can now create its own unique fingerprint in thermochromic color and design," explains Patrick Edson, chief marketing officer for CTI. "We seek to help every brand create differentiation and 'theater-in-the-hand' experience every time the consumer touches the product. CTI is not just an inks company but an innovator who helps grow and differentiate brands.”