Wuppertal, June 2, 2015 – Plastics processors can quickly and easily find the right colour with the new Finke PAN-Finder App for smartphones. The app is an effective and easy-to-use tool for all those who use the Pantone colour system for selecting masterbatches for the colouring of PE and PP plastics.
With the PAN-Finder, Finke follows up on the great success of the Finke RALFinder App that has already been downloaded 5,000 times since its launch in 2013. The new PAN-Finder app is available for both Android and iOS smartphones at Google Play and in the App Store and can be downloaded free of charge.
The PAN-Finder is structured similar to the RAL-Finder. It contains all Finke recipe numbers of the continuously growing number of masterbatches that have been developed in accordance with the Pantone references. The user can ascertain the Finke colour number of the desired colour by directly entering the Pantone colour number or by means of a reference photo. It is also possible to create an individual colour with the aid of a mixing palette in the app and to determine its Pantone colour number.
After the user has found the Pantone colour, the search function takes him to a colour overview. The Pantone number, Finke colour number and properties of the masterbatch, e.g. light-fastness and temperature resistance, are shown on the display. All search results can be saved on a virtual notepad. That makes it easy to define, communicate and discuss colours.
Those who have specific questions or want advice can quickly find the right contact person at Finke via a contact button and then immediately call that person via the app or send him or her an e-mail. All Finke colours that the user finds in the app are available at Finke as recipes. This allows samples, recipes or colorants to be delivered within a short time. All recipes conform to the recommendations of the German Federal Ministry for Risk Assessment (BfR) and are suitable for both injection moulding and extrusion of PE and PP.