PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

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. More (+)
TESTING: Spectrophotometer Specially Designed for Automotive
Datacolor's new hand-held spectrophotometer offers digital color communication for the automotive supply chain. More (+)

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Auxiliaries at K 2013: More Efficient, Flexible & User-Friendly

It’s hard to generalize about auxiliary equipment, but a few trends stood out at K, including: greater energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and cleaning, controls that provide more real-time and historical process information and greater ease of use.

Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating

Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.

Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations

There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.

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Color & Appearance Testing


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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