Product Service & Replacement

Timestrips offer a helpful visual reminder of service and maintenance schedules for consumable components. Accurate and reliable, Timestrips® contribute to a more positive experience for the consumer and help ensure optimum performance from appliances that need replacement indicators or service reminder indicators in order to function effectively.

We are so confident that the addition of our patented Timestrip indicators for monitoring Product Service and Replacement will transform the fortunes of your brand that we’ll refund your order value* if there is no change in sales after two exchange cycles.

Seeing is believing

Timestrip Product Service & Replacement indicators are small, tamper-proof labels that are irreversibly activated by finger pressure. Once ‘ON’ a safe dye migrates along a display window, showing elapsed time in a range from days to 12 months. The patent protected technology has no moving parts, requires no power source and is accurate to within a few hours.

Consumers benefit from noticeably better performance and ultimately a longer-lasting and more efficient appliance. Brands benefit from increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty, higher levels of repeat purchases and enhanced brand value.

Our ISO Accredited manufacturing plant can custom brand time monitoring indicators for any of your product replacement or service reminding needs, even cut to your design specification or add individual serial numbers for easy identification.  We have Timestrip® branded 3, 6 and 12 month LIS indicators in stock at all times.

Timestrip Service & Reminder indicators will boost the sales of products that have: 

• a limited active life 
• no accurate way of identifying when the effective elapsed time has passed
• an in-built component that needs changing at regular intervals 
• a service and maintenance schedule which will impair performance if not followed 
• a compliance related warranty 
• an after-market service team that needs to be kept busy 
• end users who don’t contact you to request new products

3 Months Life in Service

19mm x 40mm

3 Month run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

6 Months Life in Service

19mm x 40mm

6 Month run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

2 Months Life in Service

19mm x 40mm

12 Month run-out window
activation on bottom
for room temperature use only

Timestrip’s Life in Service (LIS) product has been well received in the consmables sector. Our LIS indicators prompt consumers to replace or service filter components on products, giving them improved appliance performance and encouraging higher levels of purchases and service use.

Our line of Life in Service unique ‘end-of-life’ indicators clearly show how long a filter has been in use. Timestrip® has developed patent protected smart label technology which is accurate, highly reliable and 100% tamper-proof. The indicators work by measuring elapsed time: each indicator contains a porous membrane, through which a colored liquid travels at a pre-calibrated rate. They are activated by finger pressure – simply squeeze the bubble on the indicator and a red line appears almost immediately to confirm that the indicator is active and monitoring elapsed time from that moment.

With minimal cost to the brand, there are many benefits to adopting LIS Timestrips, especially when integrating it into product packaging. 3M (see case study), Whirlpool (see case study), and Tetra (see case study) are some of the leading brands who have added value to their filter products by integrating the technology.

Consumers complying with recommended replacement cycles purchase filtersmore regularly, resulting in higher repeat sales. LIS need no batteries, can not be reset once activated and have no shelf-life requirements, ensuring more reliable monitoring of service cycles than their electronic counterpares.

As a cost-effective way to increase brand loyalty and componant sales, the advantages of Timestrips Life in Service indicators are clear.

Effective communication
Bacteria breeds as efficiently in cosmetics as anywhere else, but convincing consumers of the limited shelf-life of their make-up has always been a challenge. Now there’s Timestrip®, which when added to packaging, provide a clear visual indication of when an item should be discarded and replaced.

Stay competitive
Brand loyalty is key to achieving success in today’s cosmetics market. Timestrip® can help you add value to your brand at minimal cost, promoting consumer well-being as well as the quality and integrity of the brand itself.

Simple and user-friendly
Easily activated, Timestrips® show at a glance how long has passed since a product was purchased. Timestrip®indicators are inexpensive, accurate and consumer friendly and can be fully customised to the requirements of a specific application.

Communicating crucial information
Using Timestrip® will encourage consumers to comply with replacement guidelines. The Period After Opening (PaO) symbol already tells consumers how long a product will last once it is open, but Timestrip® provides the crucial bit of information: when it was first opened. Adding Timestrips® to packaging or integrating them into the packaging itself offers consumers an easy to use, easy to read and accurate indication of how old their cosmetics actually are.

Minimum investment, maximum gain
Adding Timestrip® to a product not only adds value it also underlines the quality of a brand and demonstrates concern for customers’ well-being. Using products within the recommended timespan will in turn drive increased repaeat sales, providing another benefit- to your bottom line.

Adding Value to all Cosmetic products:

Lipsticks and glosses- repeated exposure to bacteria from the mouth and temperature fluctuations experienced during life in a handbag mean these products should be replaced regularly.

Mascara and eye pencils- with a shorter recommended shelf-life than other cosmetics, out-of-date products can produce infections.

Foundation- the liquid variety especially, as it has a shorter recommended PaO.

Natural or organic cosmetics- fewer preservatives or none at all means a shorter shelf-life than conventional products and potentially higher levels of bacteria.

Temperature-sensitive products- Timestrips accelerate at higher temperatures, indicating if a product’s shelf life has been affected by warmer conditions.

“Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months. Toothbrushes used after 3 months become worn and much less effective at removing plaque which can lead to dental health problems”

The Problem
Customers do not currently have any indication of when they have been using their toothbrush for 3 months.

The Solution
Timestrip® is a small, easy to read indicator that once activated will show the consumer when it is time to replace their toothbrush. Tesco partnered with Timestrip® to develop their very own Timestrip® toothbrush with a 3 month indicator inside the handle of the toothbrush.

The Timestrip® toothbrushes will:
• Increase repeat purchases
• Improve customer confidence in the product
• Encourage trade up into premium tier brushes
• Help to educate consumers as to the benefits of a good oral health regimen

How it Works
The Timestrip® designed specifically for toothbrushes. Once activated, a red line will appear in the activation circle, followed by the word ‘on’. Once activated, the white strip will turn red and the word ‘replace’ will slowly be revealed. When 3 months is up, the word replace is fully visible and it is time to replace your brush.

Brush Design
The Tesco Range is complete with a bespoke designed brush with PP/PETG handle material, single injection elastomer and specific head profiles using DuPont filaments. The Tesco Timestrip® brushes come in a range of styles for your dental needs: The Timestrip® Massager, Deep Clean and Whitening. They are packed in branded PP tray in a coordinated colour.

Timestrip Toothbrush Indicator
for use in toothbrush handles
for room temperature use
3 month run-out window