Ashland has re-launched Instint, its colour tinting service as it goes digital.
In conjunction with NIX, a portable colour sensor, Ashland can now scan any colour of the rainbow and instantly and precisely create gelcoat in any desired colour.
Instint has been providing high-quality gelcoats to 50 Instint machines across Europe, dispensing more than 4000 colours for the past 20 years.
This innovation is delivering high-quality gelcoats in minutes, in exactly the colours consumers want.
“Ashland was the first company to offer a system where you could choose personalised colours and have high-quality gelcoats produced in minutes.
“Instint now has a huge database of colours and offers customers across Europe peace of mind that they will get the exact shade they want.
“Using the portable Nix PRO colour sensor, we can measure the colour of any item, match it instantly and provide accurate colour information to a smartphone.
“Going digital means colour matching has been made easier for our customers and may fuel more creativity.
“Instint can be used in conjunction with our broad product portfolio of gelcoats and includes non-gelcoat products like AME and epoxies,” said Jordi Cunill, Product Manager, Ashland Composites EMEA.
Instint can also help reduce inventory costs.
Handling a small number of base gelcoats and colourants, not dozens of different products in hundreds of different colours, the desired colour is produced in the exact quantity needed, cutting warehousing and waste costs.