“The demand for complex and visually appealing paint and coatings continues to grow,” said Matthew Adby, Retail & Automotive Product Portfolio Manager, X-Rite. “Manufacturers and suppliers need solutions that account for both color and appearance characteristics while streamlining the formulation process. In the X-Rite booth, we will be demonstrating how imaging-enhanced color technology helps specify, communicate, formulate and control color quality across the entire manufacturing workflow to help speed production, improve efficiency and reduce waste.”
Color management solutions on display for coatings companies and manufacturers include:
Color iMatch Preview: This new release of X-Rite’s Color iMatch formulation software will feature a next generation match engine delivering better matches with fewer corrections; a new Search and Correct algorithm that more accurately identifies candidate formulas containing the most likely colorant combinations; workflow accelerating features such as colorant optimization and performance indicators; gamut mapping; integrated formulation rules; and more.
MetaVue VS3200: For use in the lab and quality control, MetaVue VS3200 is a non-contact imaging spectrophotometer ideal for measuring difficult samples such as small and non-planar items as well as liquids, pastes, powders and gels without contaminating the instrument. The instrument’s unmatched versatility and accuracy helps speed up color formulation, production color checks and quality control operations.
Ci7500 Benchtop Spectrophotometer: This reflectance sphere benchtop spectrophotometer delivers true process control for perfect color fidelity. This instrument brings the level of reliability, traceability and accuracy that customers expect in a more affordable model.
MA-T Family of Multi-Angle Imaging Spectrophotometers: The MA-T family of instruments combines color imaging and multi-angle spectral measurement to quantify color, sparkle and coarseness. This allows manufacturers and coating suppliers to more precisely define and control effect finishes in order to achieve a new level of consistency and harmony across adjacent parts.
PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile: A cloud-based digital standard ecosystem, PantoneLIVE provides plastics, coatings and textile industries with the official spectral color data from the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for plastics and coatings. With full integration into Color iQC and Color iMatch, PantoneLIVE helps bridge the gap in digital color communication between brands/designers and their manufacturing supply chains.
In addition, X-Rite will demonstrate advanced color matching technology that helps retail paint counters reduce costs by producing the perfect paint match the first time.
MetaVue: For retail and point of sale (POS) color matching, this non-contact imaging spectrophotometer delivers superior measurement performance across the broadest array of samples. MetaVue’s multicolor extraction and smart spot technology is proven to increase customer satisfaction by producing better color matches on difficult-to-measure samples like carpet, textiles, and patterned swatches.
ColorDesigner PLUS: Color matching software designed to help expedite and refine the paint selection process, eliminating wasted effort and needless formulation errors. ColorDesigner PLUS has the ability to connect to a wide variety of paint dispenser systems for fast and accurate delivery of paint color formulations.
X-Rite Color and Appearance Session Details:
Title: Complete Appearance Control for Effect Paint Systems from Design to Application
Speaker: Matthew Adby, Retail & Automotive Product Portfolio Manager
Date and Time: Monday, March 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Istanbul Room