PPG launches PaintManager XI software

The new PaintManager XI features newly improved colour retrieval, mixing and management functions.

Strongsville, Ohio — June 27, 2017 — PPG has recently introduced its all-new PaintManager XI software, the latest addition to the company’s Color Solutions XI product line. PaintManager XI software joins the TouchMix XI computer and the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer in the Color Solutions line.  The PaintManager software program has been used in the automotive refinish […]

Axalta introduces fifth-gen spectrophotometer

Axalta's Acquire Quantum EFX, the company's new spectrophotometer. The unit integrates with Axalta's Acquire Color System.

Ajax, Ontario — April 5, 2017 — Axalta Coating Systems has introduced its fifth-generation spectrophotometer, the Acquire Quantum EFX. According to Axalta, the new unit is lighter, faster and capable of reading metallic, pearl and effect colours, and more. Combined with Axalta’s ColorNet colour formula retrieval software, the Acquire Quantum EFX integrates into Axalta’s Acquire […]

Survey: Spectrophotometers common, but not universal

The chart above shows reader responses to our survey. While spectrophotometers are certainly widespread, not all shops use them.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — March 28, 2017 — Matching colours can be the bane of a painter’s existence, but tools, both high-tech and low, exist to help them achieve a match that’s as accurate as possible. Our latest survey asked readers to let us know which tools are in use in their shop. […]

PPG launches TouchMix XI touchscreen computer

The TouchMix XI computer is part of PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line, XI.

Strongsville, Ohio — March 21, 2017 — PPG has launched the new TouchMix XI computer, the first of three tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, the computer runs on Windows and is designed to provide easy navigation of the PaintManager software program by […]

PPG announces launch of XI colour matching line

PPG Color Solutions logo.

Mississauga, Ontario — February 8, 2017 — PPG has announced the development of several advances in its array of software and hardware colour tools. Specifics are still under wraps, but Denise Lu, PPG’s Global Marketing Director, has dropped some hints. “We have been working on critical initiatives that will elevate our colour tools to a […]

SEM launches new Custom Fill Color Coat aerosol blanks

SEM's new Color Coat Aerosol blanks.

Rock Hill, South Carolina — October 22, 2015 — According to SEM, collision centres can now match any interior carpet, velour, vinyl, plastic, or properly prepped and primed metalcolour with an aerosol. SEM delivers aerosol blanks for filling Color Coat formulas using SEM’s Custom Fill machines. A statement from SEM says jobbers can now provide […]

Sherwin-Williams introduces FormulaExpress 2.0

Sherwin-Williams has released FormulaExpress 2.0, a web-based colour retrieval system.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 25, 2015 — Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has introduced its premium web-based FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System.   The company says the new FormulaExpress 2.0 Color Retrieval System is used to achieve the best colour match results in the shortest possible time, resulting in improved profitability, cycle time, and customer satisfaction.   […]