X-Rite Pantone of Regensdorf at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair

X-Rite Pantone

Althardstr. 70, 8105 Regensdorf
Switzerland

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K 2019 hall map (Hall 8b): stand A73

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K 2019 fairground map: Hall 8b

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.05  Products
  • 02.05.043  Parts for measuring instruments

Parts for measuring instruments

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.08  Digitalization
  • 03.08.003  Quality assurance software (SPC/SQC)
  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.008  Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Our products

Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Ci7800 Benchtop Spectrophotometer - Process Control for Perfect Color

From inspiration through formulation, production and quality control, the Ci7800 benchtop sphere spectrophotometer is one of the most advanced instruments in the market, ideal for ensuring color consistency for even the most complex products. When combined with NetProfiler and Color iMatch or Color iQC software, the Ci7800 delivers a complete color measurement and management solution that is stable, delivers true consistency and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today. In addition, by using Pantone digital color references from the Pantone Digital Industrial Libraries with X-Rite Color iQC quality control software, operators can confidently begin production without waiting for physical standards to arrive.
Benefits:
* Fits seamlessly into operational and data environments including the ability to conform to legacy data formats.
* Automated, software-driven set-up delivers consistent configuration across all locations. Its easy-to-read LED screen ensures operator ease of use.
* Includes four transmission apertures, five reflectance apertures and three optional automated UV filters. The measurement lens zooms automatically when the aperture is changed.
* Complete audit trail and internal humidity and temperature sensors ensure accurate track and trace for all measurement; the best inter-instrument agreement and repeatability in its class.
* Compliant with industry standards, including CIE No. 15, ASTM D1003, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722, ISO7724/1/2/3.

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Target Products
Complex Geometry, Colored

Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Color iMatch - Color Matching and Formulation Software for Plastics, Paint, and Textiles

Color iMatch is an intuitive, job-oriented color formula management and quality control software for the paint, plastic, and textile industries. Using industry-leading multi-flux technology, it intelligently processes color data to provide optimal initial color matches and reduce wasteful formulation attempts. Color iMatch has the power to help lab managers and formulation professionals streamline complicated workflows, improve formulation efficiency, and reduce wasted time and materials.
Benefits:
* Increase initial match rate by up to 50% and cut correction steps in half with the industry’s smartest multi-flux engine that identifies the best candidate formulas, provides specific formulation guidance, and incorporates leftover materials to work off waste.
* Easily transition existing customer data and improve database performance by identifying opportunities to enhance the value of legacy color data using the built-in Color Assortment Editor.
* Visually evaluate achievability using the Gamut Viewer, which offers a unique target overlay to help make educated formulation decisions.
* Directionally adjust formulations to reduce process and material variations that occur between laboratory and production.
* Quickly move between jobs by applying dynamic Formulation Rules that include process, material and customer specifications.

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Target Products
Colored

Product category: Quality assurance software (SPC/SQC)

Virtual Light Booth - Immersive 3D Visualization Environment for Evaluating Material Appearance

As companies transition to digital manufacturing processes, there is a growing need for physically precise virtual designs that represent the true appearance of the final product. To date, CAD and rendering software solutions have been limited in their ability to visualize physical appearance characteristics such as texture, gloss, transparency and opacity. The Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem and Virtual Light Booth (VLB) make it possible to capture and verify the true appearance of a material in a digital environment. 
Benefits:
* Compare digital material samples directly with physical materials. Integrated camera-based sensors, spectrophotometers and colorimeters, accurately visualize and evaluate materials, ensure material consistency for quality assurance.
* Assess samples under accurate lighting conditions. Ambient light measurement compensates for lighting around the VLB, generating accurate controlled lighting conditions in any environment. This frees the user to adjust, view and compare digital and physical samples under controlled spot and diffuse lighting conditions.
* View from multiple angles. Motion and facial tracking adjusts the virtual representation as a person’s viewing angle changes, ensuring accurate evaluation of materials that use special-effect pigments—whose color and appearance change based on the viewing angle.

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Target Products
Complex Geometry, Colored

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Jul 9, 2019

X-Rite Helps Package Printers and Plastic Manufacturers Control Color on Cylindrical-Shaped Items

New X-Rite Cup and Cylinder Fixture for the eXact and Ci6x Families of portable spectrophotometers makes it easy for non-destructive color measurement on curved surfaces.

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 9, 2019 – X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced a new fixture that helps manufacturers measure and control color on small plastic parts, cups, bottles, tubes, and other curved surfaces without damaging the sample. The Cup and Cylinder Fixture works with the eXact and Ci6x Families of portable handheld devices to measure cylinder shapes and labels for a range of packaging, plastics and industrial applications. The new fixture solves specific quality control requirements from customers who need to measure color on final products using a non-destructive testing method. This helps reduce measurement time, streamline quality control processes, and supports sustainable manufacturing practices by reducing waste.

 

“Measuring any curved surface can introduce errors, making it hard to control color on cups, cans, sleeves, and bottles,” said Michael Beering, Product Manager, X-Rite and Pantone. “As a result, many manufacturers resort to destructive testing by cutting a piece from the finished product to lay it flat for measuring. This adds time, waste, and potential safety risks into the quality control process. Working directly with our customers, we created the Cup and Cylinder Fixture to hold a range of cylinder-shaped objects for easy color measurement without destroying the sample. Initial customer feedback has been extremely positive, with one customer saving 12 employee hours per day due to significant reductions in measuring time by eliminating the need to cut samples.”

 

X-Rite’s Cup and Cylinder Fixture includes a sample-positioning arm to hold the sample at the correct height and angle, while accounting for the thickness of the sample wall. It also includes a bench to align the X-Rite instrument to the measurement plane. The fixture can be customized to support samples of various thicknesses and ensures that the eXact or Ci6x sits on the stand with the aperture aligned over the sample. The sample-positioning arm allows the operator to move the sample or rotate it to measure different locations.

 

“An operator in a manufacturing facility can use the Cup and Cylinder Fixture with an eXact to easily measure the color on a wide array of opaque materials, including plastic, foam, film, and paper,” continued Beering. “When the fixture is used with the Ci6x Family, a manufacturer can measure textured, reflective, translucent, and transparent samples using ISO-compliant Munsell backing material. Both uses provide actionable data to help operators control color throughout the manufacturing run, between presses, and even across sites, without the added work and expense of cutting samples.”

 

For more information on X-Rite’s Cup and Cylinder Fixture visit https://www.xrite.com/categories/parts-accessories/cup-and-cylinder-fixture.

 

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. 

 

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

 

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©2019 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

 

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Mar 12, 2019

Latest X-Rite Color iMatch Release Accelerates Color Formulation for Coatings, Plastics and Textiles

The new release of Color iMatch delivers better match performance reducing the number of formulation steps compounders, coating suppliers and textile dye houses need to get to the best possible color match.

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 12, 2019 – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, announced a new release of Color iMatch formulation software that accelerates color development for the paint and coatings, plastics and textile industries through better initial matches and fewer corrections. The new version features a smarter multi-flux matching engine with a revolutionary new search and correct algorithm that enables better utilization of legacy data. With Color iMatch, lab managers and formulation professionals can streamline complicated workflows and deliver better color matches in fewer steps for faster formulation times, cost savings and reduced waste. 

 

“In today’s just-in-time manufacturing environment, the first plastic, coating or textile supplier to deliver the best color match to a customer’s bid often secures the business,” said Richard Knapp, Product Manager, X-Rite and Pantone. “Speed and accuracy are essential – even as larger color palettes, complex materials and effect finishes add time to the formulation process. We have redesigned the formulation engine in Color iMatch to significantly improve initial match and correction performance, which can cut the number of steps in half to get an approved color match. This provides a significant competitive advantage to resin, colorant, pigment and dye suppliers helping them to submit bids quickly and win new business.” 

 

The new version of Color iMatch release features:

·         Industry-leading multi-flux formulation engine that identifies the best candidate formulas, provides specific formulation guidance, and incorporates leftover materials to work off waste. This increases the initial match rate by up to 50 percent, cuts correction steps in half and reduces waste.

·         New Search and Correct algorithm that uses proprietary search metrics to more accurately identify candidate formulas containing the most likely colorant combinations for more rapid formula convergence.

·         Optimize legacy data with colorant performance indicators and history-based dynamic correction factors to improve formulation and reduce the number of correction steps.

·         Updated Colorant Assortment Editor provides specific guidance and guarantees match prediction confidence for maximized productivity and efficiency.

·         Dynamic formulation rules and batch processing allows users to quickly switch between jobs by standardizing process, material and customer specifications.

·         Gamut Viewer to visually evaluate achievability using a unique target overlay to help users make educated formulation decisions.

·         Modern, intuitive interface that reduces training time and improves operator confidence.

 

Color iMatch is compatible with current and future Microsoft Operating Systems and offers support for X-Rite and non-X-Rite instruments. It is PantoneLIVE™-enabled for easy access to the most up-to-date spectral values for Pantone standards. For more information on Color iMatch visit https://www.xrite.com/color-imatch.

 

European Coatings Conference

X-Rite will showcase the new Color iMatch release at the European Coatings Show Conference 2019, March 18 – 19 in Nuremberg, Germany. In Hall 5, Stand 5-448, X-Rite's top color experts will demonstrate the latest color management technology including color formulation, quality control, lighting, multi-angle and retail applications. X-Rite will be presenting a session on color and appearance.

 

·         Complete Appearance Control for Effect Paint Systems from Design to Application, Matthew Adby, Retail & Automotive Product Portfolio Manager, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18 in the Istanbul room.

 

About PantoneLIVE

PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based solution that enables the PANTONE Color language to be communicated and targeted for accurate color production across the entire supply chain – from design concept to final color production. The PantoneLIVE family includes PantoneLIVE Design, PantoneLIVE Production - Print & Packaging and PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile. The different offerings are tailored to meet the specific needs of designers, color material suppliers and manufacturers working with paper, film, plastics, coatings and textiles. The PantoneLIVE family is supported by licensed hardware and software that enables each area of the packaging, plastic, coatings and textile supply chains to access spectral data for matching PANTONE® Colors and specific brand palettes. This results in consistent and repeatable color across product families, for a cohesive brand approach regardless of material, media or print technology. For more information, please visit www.pantone.com/live.

 

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. 

 

About Pantone

Pantone provides the universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce certified Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Learn more at www.pantone.com and connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

 

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©2019 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. PANTONE®, PantoneLIVE and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pantone is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated. Licensed under Sun Chemical Corporation. Sun Chemical’s patented technology enables the communication of a consistent, digital description of the desired appearance of a product. – U.S. Patent Nos. 7,034,960; 7,202,976; 7,268,918; 7,417,764; 7,738,149 and their foreign equivalents. © Pantone LLC, 2019. All rights reserved.

 

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Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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