US-based X-Rite Inc., a global leader in colour science and technology and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, has collaborated with University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. Under the partnership, company will provide colour management hardware, software and training services to the students of consumer, apparel, and retail studies (CARS) programme at the University.
Equipment such as Ci7800 spherical benchtop spectrophotometre and the Color iQC software will be made available to the students. The Ci7800 is an advanced measurement instrument that provides accurate, reliable sample-to-sample colour measurement of materials across the entire supply chain. It is used in conjunction with Color iQC Software.
“Students in the CARS programme will benefit tremendously by having access to this cutting-edge colour measurement equipment and technology. This donation will allow us to teach production applications through hands-on activities using real-world equipment, and ultimately to better prepare our students to succeed in the industry after graduation,” said Dr. Nancy Hodges, Burlington Industries Professor and Department Head, CARS.
The collab will enable to use the latest colour measurement equipment and software to better understand and improve colour quality control processes used in textile and apparel industries.
“At X-Rite, we are committed to supporting the education and training of the next generation of colour and material professionals. Accurate colour and appearance in textiles is critical and warrants an understanding of colour science, materials, dyes and pigments. By accessing the latest technologies, CARS students will learn best practices for reducing colour errors and improving production quality throughout the entire textile supply chain,” said Murphy Keeley, General Manager, X-Rite America.