Tint Mix System matches any color with simplified tint set.

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DynaMatch Tint Mix System allows finishers to meet application, VOC, and color requirements for small or large production orders without stocking expansive inventories. Using one set of 16 high-pigment loading tint pastes, system allows for accurate color matching via various bases, primers, catalysts, reducers, and additives. VOC base ratings range from 2.0 lb/gal to 5.5 lb/gal. Common bases can be blended to create product close to necessary VOC level.

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New NCP Dynamatch Tint Mix System Revolutionizes Production Finishing By Using One Tint Line In a Variety of Industrial Bases

New DynaMatch System Allows Finishers to Meet Virtually Any Application, VOC, and Color Requirements for Small or Large Production Orders Without Stocking an Expansive Inventory

Niles, MI - NCP Coatings, Inc., innovators in commercial and industrial paint and coating products since 1948, is pleased to announce the development of DynaMatch, the most versatile tint mix system available in the market today. The new DynaMatch tint mix system is specifically designed to meet the demands of stringent application processes, performance specifications, and tight completion deadlines of today's lean manufacturing and JIT environments.

The DynaMatch tint mix system simplifies custom paint purchasing, fulfillment, and color formulation processes like never before. Using just one set of 16 high-pigment loading tint pastes, the DynaMatch system cost effectively allows for accurate color matching in a variety of bases. This family of NCP Coatings bases includes standard alkyds, chain stopped alkyds, silicone alkyds, acrylic enamels, alkyd acrylic bakes, polyester bakes, acrylic urethanes, polyurethane, and textured polyurethane. The DynaMatch system also includes a variety of primers, catalysts, reducers, and additives to compliment these bases. The result is a system that provides customized solutions for virtually every known commercial or industrial coating application. An electrostatic line is also available, and completing the DynaMatch system, is a separate group of tint pastes specially formulated for waterborne DTM bases.

"With DynaMatch all our bases are covered." Explained Randy Terrill, Technical Director of the NCP Coatings Laboratories. "With one set of 16 high-pigment loading tints and the appropriate base, NCP Coatings distributors can now match colors and deliver products the same day they are ordered. Simplicity is the key to the DynaMatch system; the ability to provide every customer with a unique solution will drive its success.

DynaMatch Simplicity Results in Higher Quality Coatings

Terrill explained that using one set of tints in many different types of paint results in consistent color matching from one product to the next. "With the conventional paints and coatings of our competitors, there is one set of tints for urethanes, one for alkyds, one for epoxies, etc. As a result, it is unlikely to get accurate color matching for a job that requires multiple types of coatings. With the DynaMatch tint mix system, all of our bases are formulated to use the same tints in the same quantities to match a specified color. In addition, the high-pigment loading of these tints provides for better coverage with lower dry film thickness, which presents the opportunity for a more efficient finishing process."

With the DynaMatch system, the NCP Coatings distributor carries only the clear and white bases of each type of paint they choose to supply to their market, along with the DynaMatch high-pigment loading tints, Terrill explained. "With one set of tints for many different types of paint, we've simplified the formulation process for our distributors. First, the customer's desired color must be determined by using a sample of any given standard. Say a customer needs alkyd enamel in a specific color. Our distributor has the ability to quickly match that color, generate a formula and mix-up the finished product. This process applies to all the bases in the DynaMatch family, and I cannot emphasize enough the simplicity and efficiency of using one set of tints."

NCP Coatings DynaMatch Distributors Become Satellite Paint Companies Meeting Tight Deadlines and Tough Environmental Specifications

Marketing Director for NCP Coatings, Paul Smith, explained how the DynaMatch tint mix system has dramatically changed the relationship between manufacturer and distributor. "When we set up an NCP Coatings distributor with the new DynaMatch tint mix system, and the appropriate support equipment, our distributor essentially becomes a satellite paint company. With a relatively small inventory of bases, tints, reducers, and catalysts, our distributors can satisfy thousands of colors and applications. We have drastically reduced the number of SKU's a distributor must have in comparison to what is required from conventional paint manufacturers. Fundamentally, we have provided our dealers with an incredible amount of autonomy and flexibility to service customers quickly and precisely. They can now provide paint to niches they never thought possible, and perhaps most importantly, meet the tough volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations being specified in today's production finishing environment." He stated.

Smith expounded that the VOC ratings of the bases in the new DynaMatch tint mix system range from 2.0 lbs/gallon to 5.5 lbs/gallon. Many of the lower VOC products, such as the DynaMatch silicone alkyd base rated at 2.8 lbs/gallon, are far below conventional paints that are rated around 5.0 lbs/gallon for the same quality. Furthermore, an important characteristic of the DynaMatch system is that common bases can be blended to create a product that is close to the necessary VOC level. He explained how this makes the NCP Coatings distributor network more adaptable to environmental regulations. "If I'm a coating distributor based in Philly, I may be selling to New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. DynaMatch offers our distributors the full spectrum of environmental compliance for all these states."

Flawless Color Matching with No Waste Using NCP's DynaMatch Formulation Database and the X-Rite Color Master Series System Software

An integral part of the DynaMatch tint mix system is the X-Rite Color Master system. A formulation database has been created within the X-Rite "mother" system located at NCP Coatings. This database consists of all the color strength information associated with the DynaMatch tints and bases. This information can easily be transferred to any distributor outfitted with the X-Rite "daughter" system. Director of Operations, Nat Hannewyk explained, "We chose the X-Rite Color Master system for our distributors because we feel it provides the best solutions for the most application scenarios. The powerful combination of DynaMatch and X-Rite allows our distributors to better serve their customers with incredibly accurate and fast color matching." Hannewyk explained that the system is also so accurate and efficient that there is virtually no waste. "With this system, we have the ability to formulate and match colors off waste from mismatched orders. Rejected orders are saved and used within the guidelines of the formulation software as tints for future mixes. This provides a great savings for our distributors both from a raw materials and disposal standpoint, as well as reduces the amount of waste in the environment." He said.

Each DynaMatch distributor is outfitted with a portable spectrophotometer, the hardware necessary to support the X-Rite Color Master software, and the DynaMatch formulation database. This turnkey paint mixing system for the NCP Coatings DynaMatch family of paints allows for some impressive efficiency. "This new system has unlimited potential for NCP distributors to provide solutions to the OEM and job shop user of every size and type." Said Bob Santine, Account Executive for X-Rite.

Santine went on to explain, "This system is going to provide NCP Coatings customers accurate matches much faster than conventional coaters. Typically, we see companies getting matches in three to six hits-that's three to six adjustments in the formulation process. With a properly developed database, like NCP's DynaMatch tint mix system; we are seeing matches with far fewer hits. Our trials at NCP resulted in seven out of ten hits matching on the first mix with the other three needing only two attempts. These are impressive numbers when it comes to quick turnarounds and accuracy." He concluded.

The Ultimate Painting System for the Lean Manufacturing Environment

Jamestown Paint Company, of Jamestown, PA, a quality paint manufacturer and distributor, integrated the NCP Coatings DynaMatch tint mix system into their product mix in December of 2001. The results have been remarkable according to Rich Walton, the company's Executive Vice President. "Where Jamestown is finding success with the new DynaMatch technology is with the job shops and OEM's that require multiple colors and quick turns. In the past, we would turn away this type of business because the labor, time, and material involved in making custom colors without DynaMatch was cost prohibitive. Today, matching colors with one or two hits, allows us to tap into the small job shop, small quantity, custom color market." Walton explained that his turnaround times have dropped drastically for these types of jobs. "If we get a color order by 9:00 a.m., we ship it by 3:00 p.m.; where in the past, it may have required five working days." Walton explained that they've had a fresh look at the job shops in his established territory that need a regular supplier for custom production runs. "We used to turn away the job shops that required five gallons of a new custom color every week. Now, the market is open for the one to one-hundred gallon user, and we can supply them on a "just-in-time" schedule."

Walton concluded that after just six months with the DynaMatch tint mix system, his company is supplying custom colors in small quantities for OEM production runs. "We've got customers we're making custom small batches for on a regular production-run basis. Small batch, quick turnaround is efficiently handled with DynaMatch."

NCP Coatings has been formulating quality, innovative, high-performance coatings for over 55 years. Since the company was founded in 1948 by C.M. "Marvin" Hannewyk II, as Niles Chemical Paint Incorporated, the name has been synonymous with quality and innovation. For free color brochures with more information on NCP Coatings Inc. and the new DynaMatch Tint Mix System, Write: NCP Coatings, 225 Fort Street, Niles, MI 49120-0307, Call: 1-800-627-1948, Fax: 1-616-683-3305, or checkout NCP Coatings Inc. on-line at www.ncpcoatings.com.

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