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

Styryl dyes – Synthesis and Applications during the last 15 years

One of the most widely used and important groups of functional dyes are the styryl dyes and a review of this functional dye class has not been published for more than 15 years. In this review article, we describe the new trends in the synthesis of a range of novel intermediates and styryl dyes and […]

Todor Deligeorgiev, Aleksey Vasilev, Stefka Kaloyanova, Juan J Vaquero 12/03/2010 Colorant Synthesis, Coloration Technology, Colour Application

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

Evolution of right-first-time dyeing production

The concept of right-first-time production has become an essential feature of textile processing to enable companies to remain competitive and profitable through the many benefits achieved by this concept, not least the major cost savings that are obtained. It is perhaps surprising that no formal research and development programme was ever undertaken to achieve right-first-time […]

J Park, and J Shore 01/01/2009 Coloration of Textiles, Coloration Technology

Photorealistic ink-jet digital printing – factors influencing image quality, image stability and print durability

Digital cameras have now replaced film-based cameras as the most popular method of still image capture. As a consequence, there has been a rise in growth of the photo-realistic digital-printer market as many amateur and professional photographers choose to produce their own hard copy images. The most popular digital printing technology for producing photo-realistic images […]

Algy Kazlauciunas 01/01/2010 Coloration Technology

It must be green

Consumers today are increasingly demanding goods which not only conform to the public’s image of being ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘organic’ but of having been produced ‘ethically’. Meeting such high ideals has a down side, both in higher costs and often in that of having to accept more distant suppliers. Present trends in the coloration of foods […]

T L Dawson 01/01/2008 Coloration Technology
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