X-Rite showcases advanced colour measurement solutions for a sustainable plastics workflow

X-Rite showcases advanced colour measurement solutions for a sustainable plastics workflow

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X-Rite and Pantone LLC, global leaders in colour science and technology, will showcase the latest colour measurement advancements for a sustainable plastics workflow at K 2022, October 19-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The company will highlight how an end-to-end digital colour lifecycle can help improve colour communication, prototyping, formulation, production, and quality control for an efficient workflow that delivers predictable colour results while reducing waste and rework.

"In the X-Rite booth, attendees will learn how connected colour solutions help advance the plastics industry towards its goal of digital transformation and sustainability," said Matthew Adby, Product Management Director, X-Rite. "Using the latest colour measurement devices and software, companies can replace or minimise physical phototyping with 3D virtual representation, better utilise recycled or biomaterials, achieve accurate formulation the first time, and monitor colour accuracy throughout production to catch and correct colour drift early. Not only does this help streamline production, but it's good for our planet."

In the X-Rite booth located in Hall 8B, Stand A73, attendees will see color technology and digital solutions for every stage of the design to production process.

X-Rite showcases advanced colour measurement solutions for a sustainable plastics workflow
At K 2022, X-Rite will highlight how an end-to-end digital colour lifecycle can help brands and plastic manufacturers better predict and maintain color throughout production to achieve sustainability goals © X-Rite

Design – Build digital colour palettes, specify accurate colours using both physical standards and digital solutions, and share digital colour data across the global supply chain. Products include PantoneLIVE™, Pantone® Connect and Pantone Matching System™.

Visualisation – Bridge the gap between physical and virtual prototyping by leveraging spectral data to render original colour and texture onto a 3D model using X-Rite PANTORA™ software. Brands and suppliers can economically and sustainably present a range of colour and appearance options on a virtual replica and evaluate the surface, curves, edges, and levels of transparency to identify colour issues before production begins.

Specification – Create digital colour standards for reproduction using the latest spectrophotometers. Learn which measurement device is best for your workflow, how to set realistic colour expectations, and establish a spectral data audit trail for quality control.

Formulation – Develop a new colour using the most advanced formulation software. Colour iMatch intelligently processes colour data to provide optimal initial colour matches, reduces wasteful formulation attempts, and can formulate colour using leftover and recycled materials.

Production – Maintain stable colour in production using inline colour measurement systems that monitor colour on the line and automatically make corrections without operator intervention.

Quality Control – Compare and analyse production colour to the standard ensuring it stays in tolerance from formulation through shipment. Learn how to identify colour drift before it becomes an issue.

This article was originally published by X-Rite.

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