• Ideas Powered

    By Chemistry

    We're Not Just An Ink Company

    We’re an innovator that helps grow and differentiate businesses. CTI is committed to improving lives through chemistry that alerts, protects and surprises.

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  • Warm Beer


    Temperature Ink – Metal Deco

    CTI is best known as the inventors of the chemistry behind a “Rocky Mountain cold refreshment guarantee,” ensuring that when the mountains on a Coors Light can turn blue, the beer is as cold as the Rockies. CTI has deep consumer insight into what motivates consumers to buy an assortment of beverages!

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  • Engaging Kids


    With Interactive Inks

    CTI has a dedicated innovation incubator that invents new products to use the magic of chemistry to move kids from “the screen” to helping them create, learn, write, imagine and interact with other kids.

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  • Prevent Fraud


    CTI is working with government agencies and companies to authenticate documents, currency and brands.

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  • Make 'em Buy

    Drive Purchase

    The first two moments of truth for a consumer are when they see a product on the shelf and then when they reach for it. CTI technology creates competitive advantages for "the moments of truth".

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  • Improve Consumer


    Food Safety

    Talk to CTI about how to alert consumers to product tampering, spoilage or risking quality.

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  • Overview
  • Ensure Cold
  • Teach Kids
  • Prevent Fraud
  • Drive Purchase
  • Increase Safety

CTI (Chromatic Technologies) is dedicated to improving lives through chemistry that alerts, protects and surprises. We seek to use that core competency to help companies innovate to grow and differentiate their brands.

CTI is best known as a specialty ink innovator for cans. In addition to being the world’s largest manufacturer of thermochromic inks, CTI chemistry also powers photochromic, black light, glow-in-the dark, reveal inks (reveals message after consumption), social media activation, security protection and hybrid thermo/photochromic solutions.

Our innovation teams are coming up with tomorrow’s big ideas for packaging, helping kids learn, stopping counterfeiting, keeping people safe and driving purchase at retail. The “Futurescape Team” is also inventing new methods for bacteria detection and cancer treatment.

Contact us if you’re interested in applying for a custom innovation incubator, [email protected]