Park Associates, the highly respected consultancy for textile dyeing and colour technical services, is launching a new website which will promote the extensive range of services that the consultancy can provide to the textile, apparel and retail sectors.
Established in 1982 by James Park who had completed nearly 30 years in the textile industry and which included periods in major positions in research, technical and general management, trading previously as Park Dyeing Services, Park Associates has now expanded with Walter Boyd and Kevin Park as principals. All three principals are graduates of Heriot Watt University with a combined experience of more than a hundred years in the textile industry, with nearly 80 years in consultancy. Consequently all three principals have unrivalled knowledge of the textile coloration industry, and have an impressive list of major clients for whom their consultancy services have provided invaluable technical services and expertise.
The early success of the company was based upon providing cost-effective technical services and consultancy supported by modern laboratory facilities. These included automated weighing and solution preparation, dyebath preparation and controlled laboratory dyeing equipment. Worldwide consultancy followed for many companies including UNIDO projects in countries such as Albania, Bangladesh, China, Egypt and Pakistan. This has led to improved laboratory facilities, process improvements and right first time dyeing production in excess of 95%, and as high as 98.5%. Computer colour matching expertise within Park Associates enabled companies to produce colour formulations below a colour difference to target ΔE(CMC)=0.8, within an average of only 1.5 laboratory attempts.
In addition to their consultancy services, Park Associates added mini bulk dyeing for palette generation and the production of dyed, textile colour standards for retailers. Other work on colour with Datacolor International created a master colour library of 64,000 evenly-spaced colours. This led to the creation of the concept of 'engineered textile colour standards' (ETCS) which is the basis of distance colour communication required to support the long supply chains of major retailers.
Park Associates have also published a number of important papers, articles and monographs on a variety of practical dyehouse topics which will be made available via their new website at http://www.park-associates.com/