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Insignia Technologies Ltd

Innovative technology business with cost-effective timer, seal integrity and safety applications in food, medical, and pharma sectors.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Newhouse, Scotland, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Insignia Technologies Ltd is an innovative business with a range of smart pigments which change colour when exposed to a variety of gases. The initial product is in the food packaging industry, whereby the colour changing indicators warns when food is past its best by undergoing a dramatic and distinct colour change. Demand is being driven through retailers and brand owners with product delivered through existing supply chain.


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    David Kilshaw

    David studied Food Science and then an MBA at University of Strathclyde. David is Chairman of a number of Scottish food companies including Joseph Robertsons and Lazy Day Foods. David led an MBO of McIntosh of Dyce in 1992 and subsequently sold the business to Sepp’s Gourmet Foods 2001 when he led an MBI which created Food Partners. The business was sold in 2007.
    David was awarded an OBE in 2006 for his services to the Scottish food industry.

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    Erik Smyth
    New Product Development Director

    Erik started his career in the retail sector with Safeway before setting up his own local media and distribution business. He was the owner – ‘Editor in chief’ of IS! Magazine for 7 years. Following his ‘Eureka’ moment for a disposable timer for food packaging that was activated by a change in atmosphere, Erik launched Insigniapack Ltd now known as Insignia Technologies Ltd.

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    Prof. Andrew Mills
    Chief Scientific Officer

    The inventor of many of our patented technologies, Andrew is currently Professor of Materials Chemistry at Queen’s University, Belfast. . His research group has current collaborative links with a number of industries including Pilkington Glass (semiconductor photo catalysis) and Johnson Matthey (semiconductor photo catalysis and photo electrochemical cells).


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    McClure Naismith LLP
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    Johnston Carmichael LLP