This article is Part 1 of a four-part series on converting to an integrated tinting system.
Paint manufacturers face many conflicting demands. Their clients have come to expect instant availability of high-quality, high-performing, reliable paints in every imaginable color. At the same time, ever-tightening VOC regulations need to be observed in a very competitive market environment. What appears like an impossible proposition is actually an excellent time to think about tinting systems more generally and to put one’s business on a stronger footing. As paint manufacturers are urged by regulatory bodies to convert their tinting systems to low-VOC colorant technology, they are also given an opportunity to rethink their set-up and make significant changes. Conversions are best managed in a comprehensive way, applying the principles of integrated tinting system design. For best results, paint producers need to understand both the benefits of integrated tinting and their own business needs. Working in partnership with a complete tinting systems solutions provider, they will be able to convert to a customized system that mitigates the above challenges while keeping total cost of ownership low.