A revolutionary colour solution for sewn products, CoatsMatch is being launched by Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. It reduces lead times and the high costs associated with the colour design and approval processes and is targeted at the colour supply chain. The award winning thread sampling service Coats Colour Express’s success is what CoatsMatch is built upon. CoatsMatch has a portable and user-friendly colour-reading device like Coats Colour Express. Besides, CoatsMatch connects via Bluetooth to two mobile Apps—Coats Colour Select and Coats Colour Compare.
Coats Group plc CEO, Industrial, Rajiv Sharma said that CoatsMatch is another clear example of Coats using its global expertise to deliver customer-led innovation. Each a substantial amount of money is wasted through inefficiencies in the colour supply chain within the sewn products industry, he stated adding, that CoatsMatch helps reduce downtime and waste, resulting in lower costs for customers.
The colour is instantly loaded onto the Coats Colour Select App, once it has been captured. With its comprehensive set of more than 7,500 colour standards or a customer’s own colour library, this digital representation of the colour can then be accurately compared to the Coats Colour Atlas. Then, within seconds, the selected colour reference can also be transferred to other users along the supply chain, which in turns saves a substantial time and increases accuracy. Besides, a colour can be captured and referenced in the Coats Colour Compare App.
Colour supply chain stakeholders can share the measured colour standards, set tolerances within which a colour is acceptable, and compare physical fabric with their chosen colour for accuracy through the App.