BASF’s Colours and Effects® Brand and the Pantone Colour Institute™ Complete Colour of the Year 2019 Conference World Tour

  • Joint BASF and Pantone presentations in multiple regions highlighting Pantone® Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral in plastics designs
  • On March 28 the world tour will be completed at the Society of Plastics and Engineers European Additives and Coluor Conference in Frankfurt, Germany
  • The campaign “Performance beyond dazzling impressions” includes Colours and effects that perform safely, reliably, and brilliantly

With a joint presentation on March 28, BASF’s Colours and Effects® Brand and the Pantone Colour Institute™ will complete their joint tour for the Colour of the Year 2019 collaboration at SPE, the Society of Plastics and Engineers European Additives and Colour Conference, in Frankfurt, Germany. In a series of presentations in North America, Asia, and Europe, BASF and Pantone are highlighting a collection of plastic designs inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral. Supporting performance as well as aesthetic appearance, the collection features a selection of Colours & Effects pigments that accentuate Colour, finish and design all while meeting versatile industry requirements.

At SPE, Marc Dumont, Head of Industry Management Pigments, BASF, and Carola Seybold, Director Business Development EMEA for Pantone and X-Rite, will jointly present the realization of Pantone Living Coral in plastic designs. While Pantone explains the key influences on and messages and meanings related to its Colour of the Year 2019, BASF details how to realize the shade in various resins and finishes in plastic designs.

“The Pantone Colour of the Year is a Colour that can communicate the Colour message that best reflects what is happening in our global culture at a specific moment in time, a Colour that we see crossing all areas of design and serves as an expression of a mood or attitude,” said Carola Seybold. “Through these conferences in partnership with BASF, we seek to highlight how Colour appeals to and influences consumer behaviours and the importance of Colour choices in design.”

“Our shade collection brings Pantone Living Coral to life with pigments that perform safely, reliably and brilliantly,” said Marc Dumont. “Inspired by a globally recognized Colour and meeting global industry requirements, our collaborative campaign ‘Performance beyond dazzling impressions’ has been well received in each region.” Earlier this year, the collaborative campaign was presented at AMI Thermoplastic Concentrates on January 30 in Coral Springs, USA, and at the AMI Masterbatch Conference on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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