PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

TESTING: Haze & Transmittance Meter Measures Haze And Clarity
Gardco has a new testing instrument that simultaneously measures haze and clarity. More (+)
TESTING/MEASURING: Gloss/Texture Measuring of 3D Surfaces
Established instrument for measuring reflective appearance now available for measuring curved surfaces and small parts. More (+)


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Equitech to showcase newest UV and visible color spectrophotomer for continuous monitoring of extruded plastics.

TESTING: One Sensor Inspects Roughness and Waviness

New roughness sensor boasts improved measuring productivity, reliable and fully-automatic measuring runs, and a common record of data.

TESTING: Spectrophotometer Specially Designed for Automotive

Datacolor's new hand-held spectrophotometer offers digital color communication for the automotive supply chain.

Color Pioneer Charvat Dies

Long-time SPE member, teacher and consultant.

TESTING: Datacolor Launches New Family of Handheld Spectrophotometers

Top notch repeatability and inter-instrument agreement is claimed for Datacolor's new handheld spectrophotometers.

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OVERVIEW:
Color & Appearance Testing

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The process of evaluating the accuracy of color in plastics is evolving from art to science. There is still a tremendous amount of reliance on the human eye, but advances in instrumentation such as spectrophotometers and colorimeters are helping compounders and processors to reproduce color with higher degrees of accuracy.


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