As interior and architectural design trends expand to include intriguing new textures and colors, building material manufacturers must revisit formulation methods and tighten quality control to ensure first run accuracy. Whether you work with stucco, vinyl siding, laminate flooring, carpeting, ceramic tile, rooftop shingles, wood cabinetry, or glass, we offer the tools you need to:
Whether you’re just learning how to control color on building materials or want to brush up on industry trends to better manage it, visit the color education section to start learning. Here are a few popular resources to help you get started.
Ensuring that the colors you choose can be achieved consistently in final production is critical. A complete specification/design solution consists of the right digital and physical color standards, color profiling and calibration tools for devices like monitors and proofing printers, a light booth for controlled visual evaluation of color, a color measurement device like a spectrophotometer, and software. Check out our featured solutions below.
Organized into three carousel towers that rotate for easy color location and replacement, the PANTONE PLUS Plastic Standard Chips Collection includes a large-size (3” x 1-7/8”) polypropylene chip for every color in the system. These plastic standards allow for precise color specification and matching, providing maximum creativity and control in the development of plastic products, including toys, consumer electronics, home furnishings, appliances, accessories and more.
PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile libraries gives color specifiers and manufacturers’ instant access to the most up to date Pantone colors for Plastic, Coatings and Textile applications in a digital format to ensure design intent is achieved, and color is produced quickly and accurately.
The Ci64’s large high-resolution color screen, Graphical Jobs™ interface* and configurable menus make it fast and easy for users to understand color measurement procedures, bring consistency to measurement processes and quickly view measurement data.
You, your customers and your company's bottom line care about color. Ensure that your color meets customer specifications the first time, every-time without added production time, resources, or costs. A complete production and quality control solution is typically comprised of a color standard, a light booth, a spectrophotometer, and software. Check our featured solutions below.
The X-Rite Ci7800 is the most precise benchtop sphere spectrophotometer available in the market, ideal for color formulation and quality control.
The MetaVue™ VS3200 non-contact imaging spectrophotometer brings breakthrough versatility and accuracy to measurement of wet and dry paints, plastics, cosmetics and small and odd-shaped samples.
The Ci64, X-Rite’s most precise handheld sphere spectrophotometer, is available in three models: with simultaneous SPIN/SPEX, correlated gloss, and a UV option.
Color iQC is a unique, job-oriented upgradeable color quality control solution designed to meet evolving color measurement and management requirements in all industrial market segments.
Non-contact spectrophotometer for reflectance measurement and evaluation of color in industrial applications for early identification and correction of disturbances.
An inline non-contact multi-angle spectrophotometer, the ERX56 measures the production of non-scattering samples directly on production machines. A spectral curve provides detailed reflectance information.
Formulating the master color standard can be a challenge due to ever-changing characteristics of raw materials. Our industry-leading formulation solutions will ensure that waste, rework, and lost time are kept to a minimum. A complete formulation solution is comprised of the right digital and physical color standards, a light booth for controlled visual evaluation of color, a color measurement device like a spectrophotometer, and software. Check out our featured solutions below.
From inspiration through formulation, production and quality control, the Ci7800 benchtop sphere spectrophotometer is one of the most advanced instruments in the market.
Color iMatch formula management and quality control software for plastics, paint, and textiles yields better matches in fewer steps and with fewer corrections.