Diamond in the rough: The Eastman Color Lab
Founded in 1934, the Eastman Color Lab has been deemed a ‘diamond in the rough’ by professional designers and major brands.
“The Eastman Color Lab is a hidden treasure,” says Peter Solomon, former Chair of Industrial Design at SCAD. “You can clearly see your historical roots in color innovation and bringing color to life through plastics.”
“The Eastman Color Lab is different from other color labs in that it has a lot of expertise in how to color Eastman’s resins. It gives us unique potential to hear of applications that we can start on colors and to help them make products to meet their uses,” states Emerson Sharpe, developing associate with Polymer Technology Division.
“The Eastman Color Lab will help the designers be more innovative,” comments Jesus Rojas, industrial design professor at SCAD. “Instead of designing a product and looking for a material, it’s looking at the material and designing for the properties of that material.”