Datacolor donates equipment to N.C. State Wilson College
Posted August 19, 2021
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology, announced a large donation of state-of-the-art color management equipment and software to the Wilson College of Textiles’ Datacolor Color Science Laboratory at North Carolina State University.
Datacolor and N.C. State will unveil the newly updated lab next week at Techtextil North America, North America’s only dedicated trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens, in Raleigh, N.C.
The donation includes a SpectraVision, a solution that objectively measures and digitally communicates the color of previously unmeasurable materials such as multi-color prints, trim, yarn, zippers and lace. With this new technology, students are learning how to run colorimetric and color matching experiments through hands-on training in the lab using the same high-end equipment that industry professionals use today.
“At Datacolor, we recognize the importance of color education, and we are proud to support the Wilson College of Textiles at N.C. State,” said Albert Busch, president and CEO, Datacolor. “By equipping the Datacolor Color Science Lab with our state-of-the-art software and instruments, we want to provide the next generation of color experts a chance to practice what they learn as they prepare for a career in color.”
The color lab has all capabilities needed for color measurement and visual assessment that conform to AATCC, ISO and ASTM standards. It is used for education, research, external service work and training. A donation made to N.C. State from Datacolor earlier this year included handheld ultra-portable ColorReaderPRO devices, which students have been using to measure color during remote classwork.
“N.C. State has always been at the forefront of innovation,” said Renzo Shamey, Ph.D., director of Color Science and Imaging Laboratories, N.C. State. “Through our partnership with Datacolor, N.C. State students now have a unique opportunity to work with innovative industry-grade color management equipment, providing them with invaluable hands-on experience and unparalleled access to technology that will help them succeed well beyond their time here.”
Datacolor will host a reception at the Datacolor Color Science Laboratory during Techtextil on August 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EST to debut the donation. Attendees are invited to bring samples with them to be measured during a SpectraVision demonstration. To learn more, visit www.datacolor.com.
Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 50 years.
The U.S. textiles industry is resurgent with new local and national investment in innovation. The Wilson College of Textiles aims to realize its vision of a compassionate world in which textiles enhance sustainability and quality of life for all. Its vision is being realized through textile innovation in education, research and service to society, aided by world-class staff and faculty and comprehensive state-of-the-art infrastructure.
The Wilson College is renowned as the premiere textiles institution with more than a 120-year legacy of providing future service leaders. The college has produced remarkable leaders and entrepreneurs in North Carolina and throughout the world. For decades, Wilson College has consistently had career placement rates far higher than the national average and has a record enrollment of master’s and doctoral students from five continents, whose research advances all areas of the textiles enterprise and related industries.