Following the initial launch of Design app in March 2017, AkzoNobel has launched the latest version, AkzoNobel Design 2.0, which allows architects, designers and specifiers to research and create a full coatings specification for a project entirely from an iPad.
The app’s updated color selector provides more consistent and accurate color rendering and, for example, products with a textured finish now have a texture representation displayed in the app. Users can browse hundreds of colors and textures to find the most suitable coating for their design.
The color selector also enables users to capture an image using their Apple device, or upload an image from their photo library, and match any selected color by scrolling over the image. Chosen colors can then be built into a personalized color card and emailed directly to clients.
Users can drill down to find full data-sheets, test reports and property characteristics for each coatings range and finish. The app also lets users check real-life examples of projects where their selected products have been used.
“We realize it can be very time-consuming going through color cards, and then checking that products meet the necessary requirements of durability, toughness and weathering,” says Jean-Paul Moonen, AkzoNobel’s global segment manager for Architecture, powder coatings. “The app streamlines the whole process, but without any compromise on the level of detail that a specification can demand. And, it can be done from anywhere in the world, whether you’re on the road, out in the field, or in your client’s office.”
The iPad version of AkzoNobel Design app includes the ability to develop a bespoke technical specification by offering a choice of filters at each stage of the decision process. These filters range from type of construction material, geographical location of project and durability requirements to liquid and powder coating options, color choices and finished look.
To download the app, search AkzoNobel Design in the Apple store.