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Toppan Forms Develops "Mechacool" Refrigerant that can be Visually Verified When Frozen

January 18, 2013

Information Management Solution Company Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms hereunder) developed a newly improved “Mechacool” -18℃ refrigerant that can be visually verified if it is frozen or not by changing of the color from dark navy blue to white. The company will start selling the product on January 18, 2013.

It was previously difficult to distinguish whether the conventional "Mechacool" was frozen or not because of the small change in color and shape. To verify, it often had to be viewed through under fluorescent light. The new refrigerant developed by Toppan Forms uses a unique formula that causes structural change when it is frozen allowing easy visual verification. User can easily locate and pick the frozen refrigerant which improves operation efficiency. Additionally, the freeze time has been shortened by 10% reducing the impact to the environment. The product follows Toppan Forms' development policy to "develop product with consideration to lifecycle and environment". The price of the improved product remains the same as conventional one.

Toppan Forms provides five types of "Mechacool" with temperature range other than -18℃ such as 2℃,-5℃,-10℃, and -25℃ and expect to introduce the visual verification features to all product line within this year.
Toppan Forms expects to proactively continue to market to the logistic industry where needs for controlled temperature delivery is expanding. The company expect to sell One Billion Yen of -18℃ "Mechacool" together with the refrigerant box in 2014.

  • *"Mechacool" is Toppan Forms' registered trademark.
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