The UWI Label tells you at a glance if a product is still safe to use. It reduces waste, reduces risk, and saves money.
In 2008, Pete was making lunch for his son and couldn’t remember when he had first opened a jar of mayonnaise. Rather than take a risk, he threw it out. This was the spark that gave him the idea for the UWI Label.
This smart label has a unique visual display, changing from green to red over time. The required time period can be customised for the product, ranging from minutes, to hours, days and weeks. It is the only time indicator label to be automatically activated when the container is opened.
Whilst the original idea addressed the issue of remembering the time since first opening a jar of food, the UWI Label has had much interest in saving waste beyond the food industry in life sciences, aerospace, cosmetics, and the list goes on.
|Simple to read and understand||Many products in the workplace and the home ‘go off’ over time once opened, but how much time and from when? The UWI Label has a simple graphical and universally understood colour coded display. It allows you to clearly see when a container was first opened and what time is left before the product should be discarded.|
|Simple to apply||This pliable label can be applied to the product by the manufacturer using standard tamper-proof labelling equipment during the packaging and labelling process or you can apply the label yourself when you open, mix or defrost a product.|
|Simple to use||The label is automatically activated as you open the container; or if being self-applied; as you remove the peel and stick label from the sheet.|
|Many different applications||The UWI Label can be used on individual use products or refillable containers, from small vials through to bulk size. The UWI Label is relevant to a very wide range of industries including food, cosmetics, life sciences, aerospace and industry; the list goes on.|
|Reduces risk||Working alongside current processes, the UWI Label provides a clear indication of when a product is still safe to use or should be discarded, so you no longer need to risk it or bin it? In many cases you won’t even know that you are risking it or what exactly you are risking. In the workplace, the use of the label can reduce the risk of needing to repeat a job and the time and financial costs associated with that.|
|Reduces waste||The UWI label helps you manage and prioritise use of your products and utilise them within their ‘best’ range rather than being uncertain and having to decide whether to risk it or bin it.|
|Saves money||The UWI Label can save you the cost of unnecessarily replacing still good and effective products; And additionally in the workplace, the costs of the safe disposal of discarded products such as chemicals, having to redo a job or fines for non-compliance.|
|Adaptable design||The UWI Label is available in different elapsed timeframes, label sizes and colours, and for many container types, end packaging manufacturing processes and using both automatic and manual UWI Label activation.|