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Coats unveils innovative colour solution
Nov '15
Coats Group plc has launched Coatsmatch, an innovative colour solution for the sewn products industry which will help reduce lead times and the high costs associated with colour design and approval processes.

“Coatsmatch builds on the success of Coats Colour Express, the award winning thread sampling service from Coats,” a Coats press release stated.

“Like Coats Colour Express, Coatsmatch has a highly portable and user-friendly colour-reading device and in addition it connects via Bluetooth to two mobile apps, Coats Colour Select and Coats Colour Compare,” it added.

Once a colour has been captured using the CoatsMatch device, it is instantly loaded onto the Coats Colour Select app.

This digital representation of the colour can then be accurately compared to the Coats Colour Atlas with its comprehensive set of more than 7,500 colour standards or a customer's own colour library.

“The selected colour reference can also be transferred within seconds to other users along the supply chain, saving significant time and increasing accuracy,” Coats observed.

In addition a colour can be captured and referenced in the Coats Colour Compare app, which allows sharing measured colour standards and setting tolerances within which a colour is acceptable.

According to Coats, using the Coatsmatch device, the designer can capture the colour from their physical inspiration and instantly identify the closest colour match on the Colour Select app.

“This colour match would be more accurate because it is an objective digital representation of the colour rather than subjective through the eyes of the person looking at it,” it explained.

In addition, the app will highlight if the designer has used the colour before in previous collections to prevent duplicate development and can also identify the closest colour match for the thread, zips and trims.

Coatsmatch can also be used during the approval process for a fabric sample before production by which the manufacturer can check the colour accuracy before sending it for approval.

“This would reduce the number of iterations and hence deliver significant time and cost savings,” the UK based company noted.

Rajiv Sharma, CEO, Industrial, Coats Group said, “Coatsmatch is another clear example of Coats using its global expertise to deliver customer led innovation.”

“Every year a substantial amount of money is wasted through inefficiencies in the colour supply chain within the sewn products industry and Coatsmatch helps reduce downtime and waste, resulting in lower costs,' he too added. (AR)

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