X-Rite Donates Color Management Solutions to University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Helps students in the consumer, apparel, and retail studies program learn best practices for color quality control in textile and apparel manufacturing.


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.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced the donation of color management hardware, software and training services to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for use in their Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) program, part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics. With this donation, CARS students will be able to use the latest color measurement equipment and software to better understand and improve color 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 color and material professionals,” said Murphy Keeley, SVP and General Manager Americas, X-Rite. “Accurate color and appearance in textiles is critical and warrants an understanding of color science, materials, dyes and pigments. By accessing the latest technologies, CARS students will learn best practices for reducing color errors and improving production quality throughout the entire textile supply chain.”

“Students in the CARS program will benefit tremendously by having access to this cutting-edge color measurement equipment and technology,” said Dr. Nancy Hodges, Burlington Industries Professor and CARS Department Head. “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.”

Included in the X-Rite donation is the Ci7800 spherical benchtop spectrophotometer and the Color iQC software. The Ci7800 is an advanced measurement instrument enabling textile and apparel companies the ability to achieve the strictest standards for color accuracy and consistency. It provides accurate, reliable sample-to-sample color measurement of materials across the entire supply chain, from concept through dyeing of raw materials to manufacturing of a final product. The Ci7800 is used in conjunction with Color iQC Software to streamline the color measurement, reporting and recording workflow to maintain a centralized, cost-efficient quality control process.

For more information about X-Rite Pantone solutions for the apparel and textile industries, please visit us at http://www.xrite.com/industry-solutions/textiles.

About the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) provides students with a strong educational foundation through an innovative curriculum, integrating theory with hands-on experience and research within the community, with the flexibility for students to pursue their individual career interests related to the global apparel industry. The CARS department is part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro, one of the largest business schools in North Carolina, offering six undergraduate programs, five graduate programs, and three PhD programs. Students at the Bryan School are challenged to develop an innovative mindset, a broad understanding of sustainability, and become exceptional problem solvers in the organizations in which they work and the communities in which they live. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is one of seventeen universities in the University of North Carolina system. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad region, serving more than 19,000 students. Learn more at http://bryan.uncg.edu/cars/.

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at http://www.pantone.com.

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