Educating the changing world in the science of colour

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Industrial organic photochromic dyes

Organic photochromic molecules are well established as colorants in the manufacture of niche products, providing striking colour change effects when irradiated with light. This paper describes the industrially important classes of photochromic dye in terms of their development and chemistries, the applications in which their photochromism is employed commercially, and the technical features behind their […]

S Nigel Corns, Steven M Partington and Andrew D Towns 09/11/2009 Colorant Synthesis, Coloration of Textiles, Coloration Technology, Colour Application, Colour Theory

The quality of light sources

This paper describes physical measures for quantifying the quality of light sources and their characteristics. Typical light sources, including incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and light emitting diodes, are first introduced and their performance is compared. The CIE colour specification system is then described, including physical quantities for specifying light sources such as colour  temperature, spectral […]

M Ronnier Luo 06/03/2011 Coloration Technology, Colour Physics, Colour Theory

Hinks and Shamey – Review of retail store lighting

Lighting variables directly impact all areas of colour science. Lighting is of critical concern to the effective and consistent control of the perceived colour of all products. It is therefore important that all stakeholders involved in managing a commercial supply chain, including product design, colour standards development, manufacture and point of sale, work to understand […]

Hinks and Shamey 01/08/2011 Coloration Technology, Colour Physics, Colour Theory

The Diffusional Boundary Layer: Some Implications for the Dyeing Technologist

Modern computational devices of the 1980s, e.g., the new card programmable “pocket” calculators  provide the dyeing technologist with a useful and inexpensive means of reducing the formidability of computation associated with the use of complex diffusion equations. Armed with these modern tools  the dyeing technologist of the 1980s can use the previously imposing “boundary layer” […]

J N Etters 01/04/1981 Coloration of Textiles, Colour Application, Colour Theory
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