Celebrating 90 Years of Iconic Colour


Our Color History is Yours


Our colourful history stems from our commitment to put our customers first.  From establishing the first Color Advisory Committee in 1927, Axalta began to pioneer the science of colour measurement with the development of sophisticated analytical colour tools.  Tools such as ColorMaster™ Colormeter, handheld spectrophotometers, Spectramaster™ 3-D touch screens to colour retrieval software.

More importantly we were instrumental in the development of the revolutionary L*a*b* cube-root colour space almost 60 years ago. The set of formulas served as the basis of the CIELAB colour space and is used as the foundation of modern colour measurement today.

If you would like to know more about how Axalta has been instrumental in chaning the way we see colour please take a look at our digital brochure "Celebrating 90 Years of Iconic Colour."

Think of us as your colour delivery experts.

 

Our History

 

1927

– Axalta establishes Color Advisory Committee 

 

1935

– First mixing machine tinting system developed

 

1945

- Axalta Coating Systems colour research team established

 

1948

- ColorMaster colorimeter launched 

 

1953

– Creation of the first edition of the Global Color Popularity Report 

 

1957

-Published L, a, b cube root equations (adopted as CIELAB in 1976) 

 

1967

- Analog colour formulation and shading computers 

 

1970

– Ducolor Colormeter is launched and digital colour matching is computerised 

 

1974

- Color styling simulator

 

1978

- Optimized 3 angles for metallic measurement

 

1986

- First portable multi-angle colorimeter 

 

1993

– Launches Colour Retrevial Software

 

2001

– VINdicator

 

2005

- Acquire RX™ 

 

2011

- Acquire Plus EFX™ 

 

2013

- SpectraMasterTM 3D virtual colour design tool

 

2016

- Speed Light 

 

Today

– Mini EFX