Colour is the physical property of materials
of absorbing and/or reflecting a sizeable portion of
the visible light to which they are exposed: colorimetry
is the technology used to measure the respective phenomena.
In Lati, colorimetric measurements are carried out by
means of spectrophotometers; sophisticated instruments
that allow an optimal reading of colour regardless of
the surface appearance of the sample to be analysed.
In the laboratory, both "classic" lamp spectrophotometers
and new generation instruments with Xenon flash technology
are used, supported by computer softwares for a thorough
analysis of results.
The two main applications of colorimetry in Lati are:
quality control of coloured materials and the realization
of new colourings (formulation).
The quality control of our productions is carried out
by registering the colorimetric standard on a computer
media (it may be a piece from the customer, a RAL colour
palette, a specific batch ), verifying that all
the following productions correspond to the fixed tolerances.
In instrumental formulation, a specific software uses
information regarding the rendering performance of pigments
and dyes to make a formulation of the colour to be realized.
In certain cases, the visual evaluation of a colour
could be important, for this reason Lati has at its
disposal a light chamber with every standardized light