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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour

As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2014-15 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2014, and highlights current and future projects for 2015.
Latest SDC News

Naomi Takes First Place at UK Final

Naomi headshotA wealth of talent was on display at the prestigious UK Final of the SDC International Design Competition yesterday as regional finalists from the length and breadth of the UK presented their designs to a panel of top industry professionals in the splendid surroundings of Nottingham Trent University and Conference Centre. The 2015 brief themed […]

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Aspects of Rheology – Formulation & Application

PPG, Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley WF17 9NS


ITMA 2015

Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 20017 Rho Milan, Italy


European REACH Congress 2015

InterContinental Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
Instrumental Match Prediction
Merchant Adventurers' Hall To celebrate 50 years of digital colour match prediction the original article on Instrumental Match Prediction IMP from ICI is reproduced by permission from Dystar and from the collection of Dr R Hirschler. Read Now
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