ColorCARE® - Tailored success is no coincidence

The ColorCARE® Toolbox is a colorimetric software for the organization, evaluation and graphical representation of color and texture data and allows the automation of customer-specific measurement processes. The ColorCARE® Toolbox is used in industries where the objective evaluation of colors and textures is crucial.

ColorCARE® stands for Color Controlled Accuracy and REliability and is a control and early warning system that ensures perfect color matching. Modern software allows a continuous check of the color harmony between bodies and add-on parts, such as tailgates, rear-view mirrors or door handles. Linking the instrumental color measurement with the analysis software converts statistical data into graphics and shows deviations reliably and early. Subsequently, the color can be adjusted according to the customer's needs. In this way, subsequent corrections and associated costs are avoided. The color data are supplemented by data describing effect finishes such as sparkling.

With the ColorCARE® Toolbox, we can display our workflows accurately and application-specifically. This allows us to work more efficiently and easily.
Dr. Walter Schepl
Paint Shop Planning, Volkswagen AG
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users worldwide trust the ColorCARE® software for quality control of colors and textures.

The ColorCARE® Toolbox

The quality control tool for color and texture data

  • Numerous options for the organization, evaluation and graphic representation of various color and texture data
  • Compatible with all standard colorimeters used in the automotive industry
  • A proprietary programming language enables automation of highly customized quality control processes
  • Comprehensive and efficient data management
  • Various ways to export data to as well as import data from other applications
  • A responsive and customizable graphical user interface

Development and IT-technical implementation of mathematical-physical models and methods for colorimetric quality control and assurance, as well as for formulation and correction calculations. Moreover, continuous development and implementation of additional appearance data for texture etc.

Cross-divisional support and optimization of the production process of colored materials from pigment input through color development and paste production to the production of finished color tones.

Support and optimization of the customers’ application process to achieve a match in the color of bodies and attachments. This allows implementation of highly tailored functionalities, so-called macros, for an exact match of customers processes on software side.

Testing and evaluation of colorimeters and other measurement devices and the selection of suitable colorimeters for a wide range of applications. Moreover, extensive development of drivers for different measurement devices to allow for an efficient communication with the ColorCARE® software.

Training for customers in the field of colorimetry and in the usage of the ColorCARE® Toolbox. In addition, customer training on the topic of macro programming, to enable the user to edit existing macros or program macro functionalities on their own.