The color of plastics products is subject to increasingly critical perception. With branded articles it is about the value of recognition and the emotional bond with the customer. However, the correct color reproduction in technological applications is important as well, especially considering the interaction of colors in various components made of different materials, such as wood, metal, or plastic.
The coloring of plastics poses a special challenge. Due to productivity and quality documentation a process-oriented color monitoring at different steps of the production chain is desirable.
Within the scope of research projects, process-close technological solutions are developed by the German Plastics Center to enable the control of color quality considerably before the completion of the final component.