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Clariant at ECS 2015: Shows New System for Point-of-sale Tinting Solutions for Paint Stores

Published on 2015-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ – Clariant, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, has chosen matchmycolor Colibri® color management software and Konica Minolta color measurement instruments for its point-of-sale tinting solutions for paint stores. The new integrated system, which is scheduled for worldwide roll-out, is currently being introduced in Italy, Germany, Hungary, China, USA, Mexico, South Africa, India, Malaysia and Brazil. It is demonstrated at the Clariant and Konica Minolta booths at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg from April 21 23.

Clariant automatic colorant dispensers are already used by paint stores and retailers around the world. With the inclusion of the matchmycolor Colibri color management software and Konica Minolta color measurement instruments into its offering, Clariant is able to provide customers with a comprehensive tinting solution that is capable of reaching a first-time match rate of 97% with its colorants.

The matchmycolor cloud-based software calculates color collections centrally in seconds and instantly makes the recipes available anywhere in the world, helping users to realize and optimize a full color gamut or color space. It is easy to integrate into third-party systems and color data can be exported to a wide range of dispensing systems: “With its unique offering of IT services and color know-how, matchmycolor is the perfect color matching software partner for Clariant,” says Klaus Brychcy, Business Development Manager Tinting Systems at Clariant.

Michael Jakobi, Managing Partner at matchmycolor LLC, says that Clariant is an ideal partner for his company. “Our two companies work in similar ways,” he says. “Clariant operates globally and offers tailor-made colorant solutions for customers, and it offers a full service from a single source: pigment preparations, software and systems technology.”

“Clariant selected leading instrument supplier Konica Minolta for the accuracy and reliability of its instruments, as well as its superior inter-instrument agreement levels—a main prerequisite to work with digital color data”, Klaus Brychcy says. Andreas Ullrich, Marketing & Sales Manager EMEA at Konica Minolta, adds: “With its global sales & support network and as main Colibri distribution partner of matchmycolor, Konica Minolta is able to meet the required service levels a company such as Clariant is expecting.”

About Clariant

Clariant is one of the global leaders in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant is represented globally by more than100 group companies and employs about 17,500 people. Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, Switzerland, it generated sales of CHF 6.6 billion in 2009. Clariant is organized into ten Business Units: Additives; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; and Textile Chemicals.

Clariant is committed to sustainable growth, which is derived from its own innovative strength. Clariant's products and services play a key role in its customers' manufacturing processes and add value to their end products.

Source: Clariant


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