Special Effect Coatings

LCR Hallcrest produce Thermochromic, Hydrochromic, Photochromic and Liquid Crystal Inks, Coatings and finished items that change colour to solve their customers’ needs.

Having been at the forefront of specialist ink technology since 1969 and achieving many awards in the process, our Group are global leaders in the manufacture and development of these interactive materials.

Our experience and ability allows us to help at each stage of a project involving colour change, from ideation sessions with clients and their marketing agencies who are looking at increasing brand positioning, through to discussions with the designers to ensure that the materials are used to their full capabilities and finally, with the printers themselves to ensure that the best reactions are achieved. We work with print management companies to fulfill a brief or, we can produce final product. Wherever Colour Change technology is required, we can help to realise your specific goals.

As one of the only companies in the world to use its own products in the manufacture of finished articles, LCR Hallcrest can offer a wealth of experience as to how these materials work, the type of environment they are used in and the best way to achieve the most impact and WOW factor.


Temperature probes to ensure correct safe eating temperature.


Reduce bacteria growth through correct storage temperatures.