Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. Experts in blending the art and science of color, we focus on providing complete end-to-end color management solutions for our clients in every industry where color matters. X-Rite Pantone, as global leader in color science and technology, has taken an ambitious step beyond color to tackle the more significant challenge of capturing and managing appearance. Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem, a solution that allows you to capture and virtualize materials that have the exact same visual characteristics as their physical counterparts, and enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. With it’s AxF (Appearance eXchange Format) file, the premier file format exclusively designed for platform-independent storage and digital communication of all measured appearance attributes, the TAC technology brings product designs to life with digital material representations and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with regional headquarters in Europe (Regensdorf) and Asia (Shanghai) and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com/TAC .