Color and additive masterbatch compounder PCC (Plastics Color Corp.), Calumet, Ill., has launched the second generation of “Isaac,” its web portal and standalone software that helps customers drastically reduce time to market by streamlining the color design and development process. It runs on any operating system, including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android systems for tablets, as well as PC and Macintosh computers. This value-added service allows PCC customers to select from a palette of pre-approved colors and send samples electronically; design a product’s color in real-time; and share color story boards with others in their organization. Isaac also provides access to a broad range of information related to all aspects of the customer/vendor relationship, including data services, test results, order status, and regulatory documents.
Phase I of Isaac was introduced at the NPE2012 show in Orlando, Fla., and Phase II was launched at the recent Plastec West show in Anaheim, Calif. New capabilities in Phase II include 3D modeling of user-selectable colors onto an object; ability to change lighting types when viewing the object; 360° rotation of the object; color capture via the tablet’s rear-facing camera; and export of an image to the user’s photo gallery and printing from the gallery.
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