The history of Oli-Tec

How Oli-Tec was created

Oli-Tec was created to fill a gap in the market for time and temperature indicator labelling, allowing consumers to make smarter choices when it comes to product life.

2005

Intray Ltd filed the first UK National Patent application.

Intray Ltd filed the first PCT World Wide Patent application.

County Labels Ltd brought into the project as a senior project partner, to bring on board adhesive label manufacturing and sales expertise.

2006

Dynamic Input Ltd continuing with Technical, and Academic research.

Further product design development.

2007

Evaluation of major narrow web label print machine manufacturers, Mark Andy Inc. identified as the most suitable machinery supplier. Intray Ltd filed the second UK National Patent application. Intray Ltd filed the second PCT World Wide Patent application.


The year of our Press Manufacturer Partner evaluation and selection. Edale (England), MPS (Holland), Gallus (Switzerland & Germany), and Mark Andy (Switzerland). Mark Andy (USA) for finalisation. MA/Intray contracts preparation (IP Sharing, R&D).
Label design improvements. Generation 2 UK Patent Filings

2008

Label design improvements (based on manufacturing process considerations).

Generation 2 World Wide (PCT) Patent Filings

2009

The start of the project proper (August/September)

Primary R&D label and press activity.

Label design improvements (based on manufacturing process considerations).


2010-2011

Preliminary market research conducted to determine interest for Time Temperature Labels.

Continued Primary R&D activity on the label and press activity

2016 

"After a substantial breakthrough relating to the Sciences of the label in 2016, the Oli-Tec team are currently working on the re-design of manufacturing process in line with a far superior, simple, Oli-Tec label which has been substantially simplified in how it is manufactured and how it will be operated by end users."

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What People Are Saying

"Sniff tests, taste tests and visual tests are all you can currently go on, whereas the label will absolutely mirror the degradation of that food subject to time and temperature."

Nik Richardson
OpenLife Packaging

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