Temperature Indicators

Solutions to Drive Accountability in the Cold Chain

In the cold chain, an unacceptable temperature event can result in high product losses. Delays in the availability of replacement product can be damaging to a company’s reputation in the marketplace. Monitoring programs that communicate to handlers the sensitivity of a shipment can help prevent unacceptable events from ever happening. ShockWatch temperature indicators can play a role in these programs by:

ShockWatch temperature indicators are simple , single use solutions for monitoring your cold chain.  These devices provide a highly visible, easy to read indication of when your product has been exposed to temperatures that are too hot or too cold during transport or storage.  There are six different types of indicators.

Products

ColdMark

ColdMark, a single-use descending temperature indicator, is designed to help shippers identify and correct gaps in their cold chain. The ColdMark turns from clear ... view more

WarmMark

WarmMark is a single-use, ascending time-temperature indicator which alerts users of exposure to unacceptable temperature conditions. The WarmMark is available in the ... view more

WarmMark Duo

The ShockWatch WarmMark® Duo is a cost-effective, disposable temperature indicator that monitors temperatures during shipping and storage, indicating whether goods ... view more

WarmMark Long Run

The ShockWatch WarmMark® Long Run is a cost-effective, disposable temperature indicator that monitors temperatures during transport and storage, indicating whether ... view more

Benefits

Helps receivers determine if product quality has been compromised

Provides irreversible evidence of exposure to unacceptable temperature conditions

Supports compliance with government standards and guidelines

Enables easy accept/reject decision

FAQs

WarmMark

Why should I use a WarmMark Indicator?

The WarmMark alerts you if the item being monitored has been exposed to a temperature above the specified rating of the device.

 

Is the WarmMark resettable?

No, the WarmMark is not resettable.

 

What should I do if the WarmMark indicator is activated?

If the indicator has been activated, you should contact the shipment sender to determine the appropriate course of action.

 

What does the run-out of a WarmMark indicate?

Run-out indicates the time the temperature has been over the temperature threshold.  It does not indicate the amount of time that the WarmMark can be used.  In other words, if your product can withstand temperatures above 8C for 12 hours but you need to monitor your product for a three days, an 8C WarmMark with a 48 hour run-out would be the solution.  The 48 hours would be an indication of the time over 8C not the duration of the trip.

 

ColdMark

Why should I use a ColdMark Indicator?

The ColdMark alerts you if the item being monitored has been exposed to a temperature below the specified rating of the device.

 

Is the ColdMark resettable?

No, the ColdMark is not resettable.

 

What should I do if the ColdMark indicator is activated?

If the indicator has been activated, you should contact the shipment sender to determine the appropriate course of action.