The Life of a Plastic Color

November 17, 2020 at 11:00am-Noon EST
Webinar via Zoom

SPE Members and Non-Members: Free


With increasingly complex color palettes and other specifications like flame retardation and recyclability coming into play, plastic color can be challenging to produce. However, with the right tools, processes and basic color understanding at hand, color doesn't have to be a burden in producing plastic product.

During this webinar hosted by SPE, X-Rite Pantone color experts will help you understand the life of a plastic color and how your particular role in that lifecycle can help expedite the product development process, from inspiration and design all the way through final quality control.

Key Learnings include:

  • Understand how to bridge the gap between color and appearance
  • Importance of using physical and digital tools
  • How to choose the right toolset for your role in the supply chain and particular needs

About the Speaker

Tim Mouw, Applications Engineering & Technical Support Manager, X-Rite

Tim’s career in color began in 1976 with Diamond Vogel Paints while attending college. In 1981 he joined BASF in the pigments and colorants division, working with inks, paints, and plastics. In 1994, Tim joined X-Rite as an Applications Specialist. In 2006, Tim assumed his current role. In his time at X-Rite, Tim has taught over 300 courses on color to an audience of over 5000 students across North & South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is also a member of SPE.

Thomas Meeker, 3D Solution Architect, X-Rite

Thomas Meeker is a technical artist and designer, working as a 3d Solution Architect, responsible for technical support, training, assisting in product development, and the creation of digital assets used in the Pantora software. During his study in Architecture he was introduced to 3d modeling and animation software and was inspired by these tools and the capability of simulating 3-dimensional environments. He worked as both a Digital Artist and Animator in the 3d industry for many years working with mostly architects and furniture designers, but also had the opportunity to work on many other projects in the medical and manufacturing industries.

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