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Valspar Releases Two New Color-Matching Technologies

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Aug. 14, 2013—Valspar Automotive recently introduced two new tools that make it easier for auto body professionals to match colors more accurately.

Valspar’s Spectrophotometer provides a computer-based interface that works with Valspar Color Software to instantly formulate solid base coat colors, and it also calculates and displays color match accuracy on effect colors. The Spectrophotometer also includes a smart formulation option that ensures a color match can be made in a variety of lighting conditions.

Valspar’s Color Information Maps allow professionals to match colors using chips that are sprayed with the paint to accurately depict the applied finish. The maps are available in three different color books to represent solid colors, single stage colors and base coat effect colors.

“These new tools were developed with extensive input from body shop professionals and address the critical need of depicting how a particular automotive finish will look,” said Peter Willman, general manager of Valspar Automotive.

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