Nippon's 'Paint Partner' Provides Digital Colour Solutions

The tool is set to provide solutions to the world of car painting and caters to both solvent-borne and water-borne paint systems

Nipsea Group Automotive Refinish business unit, part of the Nipsea Group, Nippon Paint apprises ‘Paint Partner,’ a digital colour solution. Nipsea Group’s Automotive Refinish Business Unit focuses on the development of the company’s automotive aftermarket business with the objective of delivering a unified and systematic approach to paint refinishing in the world. 

Paint Partner is digital colour formula retrieval and correction system, integrated with a spectrophotometer tool developed by X-Rite. The tool is set to provide solutions to the world of car painting and caters to both solvent-borne and water-borne paint systems.

“While the Nipsea Group is headquartered in Singapore, our Global Colour Center is located in Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana and from here we cater to the global colour requirements of the group’s automotive aftermarket customers. We are proud of the fact that this latest technology has been developed in India. This technology will make it possible to achieve the highest accuracy colour matching on any car that goes for a touch up /repair to a workshop and it will also save considerable time for our users in terms of colour matching,” expressed the Sr. Vice President of Nipsea Group Automotive Refinishes Business, Sharad Malhotra. 

Director of Nipsea GroupAR Global Colour Center, Diwakar Mehrotra added, “Our Global Colour Center in Manesar, Gurugram is responsible for creating tens of thousands of new colours annually, which can be accessed through our Paint Partner database. Our next-generation, single-platform digital colour solution integrated with a spectrophotometer will ensure that the colour matches right First Time, Every Time. What’s more, the Paint Partner global database is continuously updated by Nippon Paint’s colour laboratories around the world and offers real-time access to automotive and custom colours from around the globe. With Paint Partner, our users are simply colour ready with just Get, Set, Match.”

Paint Partner is supported on all the platforms. It has been integrated into two multi-angle Spectrophotometers, with one having a coloured camera and both the devices have Nippon Paint dedicated firmware, are Wi-Fi enabled with other features such as touch screen, coloured user interface (UI) and the capability of flake/aluminium selection and primer-surfacer recommendation. The Software UI is simplified, leaner and user-friendly and the hardware supports English, Chinese and Thai languages besides others.