At IFG, our unique approach to colouring allows us to match any given colour to our fibres, using a range of tried and tested techniques, and the best colourists in the industry. We use a mixture of pure pigments and computer assistance to develop our coloured fibres. This results in us both meeting and exceeding customer expectations, setting us apart from our competitors.
Once the colours are developed, their application to client specific products is tested on our pilot line – the samples provided show the customer how the pigments harmonise and gives them the chance to view the fibres before they go into production.
We’ve seen colour trends change significantly over the last few years, with a growing demand for more muted tones as opposed to the strong and vibrant colours we saw historically. Our ability to shift our colour production processes in line with industry trends is another way we set ourselves apart from the competition.
We also need to make sure that our colours work well with other fibres additives as these develop – UV filters, water repellents and antimicrobial properties are regularly requested, and it’s important that the colour additions work well alongside.
We are able to colour across our range of PP, PE, PA and PLA and offer customised solutions. We continue to invest in research and development across our entire offering, bringing us in line with our customers exacting expectations.