Datacolor® Introduces Ahiba® QuickDose: Chemical Dosing for Lab Dyeing Ensures High Lab-to-Production Reproducibility

Patented Dosing System Works with Ahiba® Infrared Lab Dyeing Machines for Safe and Easy Addition of Both Liquids and Powders to the Dyebath

Lawrenceville, NJ – February 1, 2012 – Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), the global leader in color management technology, has announced the availability of Ahiba® QuickDose, a patented dosing system for the Ahiba Infrared lab dyeing machine to enable safe and easy addition of liquids and powders to the dyebath. Most commonly used in exhaust dyeing with reactive and acid dyes, QuickDose has three independently operated dosing capsules that don’t need to be removed or opened. The textile industry has never had an easier, quicker or more accurate process for chemical dosing.

Proper Chemical dosing in a textile lab results in a much closer match between lab dyeing and production dyeing, reducing the need for color corrections in production. With Ahiba QuickDose, this process can now be quicker, safer, and more precise. Using three independent quick-actuating and color-coded capsules, all beakers can be actuated in less than one minute and filled with either liquid or powder. Each chemical can be quickly dosed at the proper time in the dyeing cycle, and thanks to the option to use powders, changes in temperature to the dyebath are minimized. Made of high quality 316L Stainless Steel, the system is both durable and easy to clean and maintain.

The Ahiba QuickDose serves as a more practical tool for operators, who would usually have to do the same chemical dosing work manually. Injection/syringe systems are time consuming and use chemicals that must be diluted prior to injecting them in the dyebath affecting the liquor ratio. Powder systems currently in the market, do not grant a choice of which auxiliaries to add, but rather adds all of them at once at temperature. The Ahiba QuickDose eliminates all these issues, all while lowering maintenance costs, utilizing both liquid and powder, and reducing time spent on the process as a whole.

“Without a chemical dosing system, an operator would have to manually remove the beakers and manually add chemicals,” said Jeff Fain, product manager, Datacolor “With the new Ahiba QuickDose, we replace time consuming and unsafe dosing operations with an easy-to-use and efficient system. With this addition to the Ahiba product line, we can offer greater reproducibility between lab dyeing and production dyeings.

The QuickDose system requires no new installation or setup to be able to use with the Ahiba Infrared systems. Pre-filled capsules can hold up to 5gr of powder or 7ml of liquid. It is only available for 300cc, 500cc, and 1000cc beakers with Ahiba IR or Ahiba IR Pro dyeing machines. For information on the Ahiba QuickDose system, please visit http://www.datacolor.com/quickdose

About Datacolor
Datacolor is a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers, creative professionals and consumers have been choosing Datacolor’s innovative technology and solutions to consistently achieve the right color for over 40 years. A Swiss held company, Datacolor’s global presence encompasses a sales, service and support network serving customers in more than 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, along with 13 worldwide operation and production facilities. Industries served include apparel and textile, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography, home theater and others. For more information about Datacolor and its products or services, visit www.datacolor.com.

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Contact:
Colleen McCarthy
Matter Communications on behalf of Datacolor
(401) 432-6503
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