Coatings

The communication and quality control of colour of coatings is a fundamental in the aesthetic design of so many products. Whether paint, powder coatings or varnishes, factors such as the type of substrate, viewer, light source and batch variation can made colour control a challenge. At Lovibond® we provide you with the tools to manage the subjective visual elements out of your design and quality processes.

More than just matching
The process of managing product appearance from concept, design, prototype and build is reliant upon reliable communication of component specification. Our solutions enable you to manage colour like any other specification. With clear specifications and tolerances. If you'd like to see how, just ask us for a demonstration.
Accurate, Rapid, Repeatable, Reliable
Using a Lovibond® colour measurement system means that you can communicate and control colour quality consistently throughout your supply chain.
Need Help? Put us to the test.
If you would like some help with a colour matching issue right now, send us a sample of your product or ingredient and we can help you to decide the best method of measurement and colour scale to use. We can also provide some advice on colour tolerances. Just click below and tell us what you need.
Confused by Colour Measurement?
Visual or automatic? Standard Illuminant D65 or D50? Two degree or ten degree standard observer?, CIE L*a*b* or CIE L*c*h*? Metamerism? Often what we want to know is simple simply “how can I ensure my colour matches consistently?” So we have put together some free short courses to help you to navigate the path to simple colour management and control. If you would like to take a course just click below and create a free account in our Learning Portal (you can use your social media account if you like), your courses will be available immediately.
A Distinguished History in Food and Drink
Lovibond® has its origins in the brewing industry and we have been measuring colour since 1880. Joseph Lovibond was the first person in the world to develop a practical colorimeter to ensure the high quality of his beer. He was the originator of the Lovibond® scale. We still use the scale as our company logo today. Still a family owned business but now global, at Lovibond® we value our heritage.