Colour Measurement and Matching for the Plastic Industry

Accurate and traceable digital colour data for all plastic samples


Colour Measurement Solutions for the Plastic Industry

Konica Minolta along with our partner Rhopoint Instruments offer traceable and trusted measurement technology for the plastic industry, including simple tristimulus colorimeters, ergonomic portable spectrophotometers, versatile bench-top spectrophotometers, close tolerance glossmeters, and a range of controlled lighting colour viewing cabinets.

Scalable solutions are available to help organisations and their wider value chain to specify, communicate, produce, and control colour and gloss.
  • Optimise processes
  • Improve consistency
  • Boost customer satisfaction
  • Reduce waste

In the plastic industry, colour plays a significant role and its consistency and accuracy are key indicators of quality and brand identity.
Getting the colour right first time and every time will improve customer satisfaction whilst reducing costs and waste.

Wherever you need to communicate a colour - from idea through design, development, production to a final quality control - , our systems produce accurate and traceable data for all applications, from resins, pellets to final products. To match colours and meet colour quality standards more efficiently, Konica Minolta offers a wide range of solutions.
  • High performance software
  • Controlled lighting solutions
  • Measuring instruments for the plastic industry
These solutions allow users to accurately evaluate and match the colour and appearance of plastics, ranging from transparent, translucent to opaque samples in a more streamlined process, both internally and throughout the supply chain.

Konica Minolta has a global reach, with local sales and expertise to assist you in establishing a successful digital colour data system. Whether between supply chain partners, in development, in production or in QC, our teams can deliver a solution that meets your needs, and partner with you to scale that system as those requirements grow. Our colour matching software is supported by a dedicated team, experienced in installation, training and customization of the solution to optimise your colour workflows.

Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments are supported by an extensive network of authorised service facilities to ensure that your instrument is maintained, accurate, and traceable all year round.


  • Drive innovation through unrivalled colour management.
  • Meet customer's needs and shorten time to market .
  • Minimise errors and waste: identify inconsistencies in real-time and take corrective action immediately.
  • Reduce operational costs.
  • Gain complete visibility across the global supply chain.
  • Optimise management of colour palettes: store colour standards and their specifications in one central database.
  • Strengthen your brand identity.

Example Applications

  • Colour Quality Control: ensure the desired appearance of the finished product.
  • Gloss and Surface Measurement: specify and control gloss and surface texture alongside the colour of your products.
  • Transparent Items: obtain accurate transparency and opacity measurement data for efficient calculation of pigment loading and colour matches.


Solutions for the Colour Measurement of Plastics

Colour Measurement for Masterbatch and Compound Materials

Improve colouring processes in masterbatch production to help prevent out of specification product, boost the efficiency of large production batches, and reduce manufacturing costs. 


Colour Measurement for Recycled Plastics

Enhance recyclability of plastic materials with our advanced colour formulation technology.

Colour Measurement for Plastic Processors

Accurateley specify, produce and approve plastic products to produce a quality and consistent  product and strengthen your brand identity. 

Colour Measurement for Rubber Compounds

Control the consistency of colour of rubber products, from batch to batch, speeding up workflow processes and decreasing the number of corrections.