An advanced system requires an advanced management program: S2K® does not use standard software platforms developed by third parties; non-specific programs, compatible with all systems, are characterized by inevitable performance limitations and limited functions. Such programs would not support all the functions of S2K® system. That is why we decided to develop, within our laboratories, a special software program able to exploit the full potential of S2K®:
ColorManager®. ColorManager® is different from standard programs suitable for all Tinting systems, as it was developed to fully exploit the potential of S2K®.
ColorManager® has more functions than standard programs and – unlike other tinting software programs – ColorManager® was developed by computer experts with the help of Speedy 2-Kaleidos tinting specialists, who have interpreted the specific needs of S2K® users.
IT CREATES BUSINESS VALUE FOR RETAILERS
Universal color pastes were developed starting from a simplistic concept: paint colorants must be compatible with most of the binders used to manufacture paints and coatings, coating bases and solvents. But this logic, contrary to what you might think, limits the use of universal pastes: since they must be compatible with almost all binders, colorants are not really completely compatible with any binders.
Moreover, large amounts of universal pastes compromise the quality characteristics of the coating product with which they are mixed. The amount of universal paste that can be mixed with a paint, therefore, is relatively low. Furthermore, since we are talking about “hybrid” products, the formulation of universal pastes contains a low concentration of pigment.
The reduced coloring power of universal pastes is due to the use of pre-colored bases: to reduce a wide range of colors, there can be 3 to 8 pre-colored bases, depending on the product.
REDUCED AMOUNT OF COLORANT
PASTES WITH A LOW CONCENTRATION OF PIGMENT
LOW COLORING POWER of universal paste systems
Dedicated pastes, in fact, besides being perfectly compatible with the color base, are characterized by high concentrations of pigment. The high coloring power of these products allows us to offer you a wide range of colors with a single neutral tinting base: the converter.
Unlike universal pastes, manufactured and marketed exclusively by some specialized companies, Speedy2® color pastes are produced directly at the factories of Di Donato where quality control procedures are carried out very carefully, to ensure consistent quality and price effectiveness.
It is very likely that the amount of the orange juice contained in a juice drinks is far greater than the amount of juice contained in the popular Fanta® soft drink. Similarly, the amount of pigment contained in a dedicated color paste is significantly greater than the amount of pigment contained in universal color pastes.
It follows that the amount of pigment that is added to the base using dedicated pastes is significantly greater than the amount of pigment added when using universal pastes. Therefore – with the same finishing coats – a color painting product containing S2K® dedicated pastes ensures a better distribution of pigment compared to the same color product made with universal pastes.
Dedicated color pastes are specifically formulated for water-based or solvent-based products. They are completely compatible and ensure:
HIGH CONCENTRATION OF PIGMENT
AND DISPERSION AGENTS
PURITY OF PIGMENT
HIGH COLORING POWER