Jotun Group Partners with Datacolor® for Fast and Accurate Color Formulation

Jotun selects the powerful and accurate Datacolor Match Pigment Software in all production facilities worldwide


Lawrenceville, NJ – August 31st, 2017 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, was awarded to provide color matching solution to Jotun’s all 38 production facilities worldwide. For color professionals in paints, pigments and plastics, Datacolor’s Match Pigment software offers superior first-shot matches with powerful tools to optimize the cost and quality of recipes.


As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paint, coatings and powder coatings, the Jotun Group’s products are held to the highest standards, and this starts with the color formulation. It is critical for Jotun, that their new formulation software delivers fast, accurate color matching, minimizes batch corrections, and is also backwards compatible with their existing instruments. To ensure consistency and streamline color process, Jotun also requires a centralized solution that will enable all sites to use the same database.


“Datacolor was superior in current available functionality of Match Pigment software and superior in responses to Jotun’s specific requirements,” said Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Jotun Project Manager Color Matching.  “After 3 years of deep technical evaluation, we can say that Datacolor is offering the best software and instruments for our needs. Besides, Datacolor provides an excellent worldwide support, and has proven to be a reliable partner.”


Key benefits Jotun is able to realize with the Match Pigment software:

  • Providing excellent correction results, also with Jotun legacy databases. Optimizing formulas for cost and quality requirements
  • Improving efficiency with centralized color management
  • Streamlining production with one complete solution for every step of the color process.


“We provide color matching services to many decorative paint manufacturers, where time and matching quality is crucial.” said Rik Mertens, Global Application manager Datacolor, “ we worked very close with the R&D department of Jotun to make sure the new functionality was meeting their needs. Datacolor color matching algorithms provided reliable prediction of difficult shades resulting in formulas with small color differences (Delta E), low metamerism and correct contrast ratio values.


About Datacolor

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 45 years.

The company provides sales, service and support in over 100 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, photography and design. For more information visit:


About Jotun

The Jotun Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. Jotun has a worldwide network and is represented on every continent by subsidiaries and joint ventures. The Jotun Group, including joint ventures and associates, comprises 63 companies and is present in over 100 countries with agents, sales offices and distributors. Worldwide there are currently 38 production facilities operational. The Jotun Group has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

Jotun’s operations cover development, production, marketing and sales of various coatings systems and paint products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, architectural, marine and industrial markets. In 2016 the Jotun Group had a total sales income of NOK 15 800 million, and has today more than 9 800 employees.



Barbara Rudek

on behalf of Datacolor

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