Tenth Anniversary of the Plastics Color Formulation Tool

William E. Cheetham

Abstract


Since 1994, GE Plastics has employed a case-based reasoning (CBR) tool that determines color formulas that match requested colors. This tool, called FormTool, has saved GE millions of dollars in productivity and material (that is, colorant) costs. The technology developed in FormTool has been used to create an online color-selection tool for our customers called ColorXpress Select. A customer innovation center has been developed around the FormTool software.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v26i3.1825

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