PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

Color Pioneer Charvat Dies
Long-time SPE member, teacher and consultant. More (+)
TESTING: Datacolor Launches New Family of Handheld Spectrophotometers
Top notch repeatability and inter-instrument agreement is claimed for Datacolor's new handheld spectrophotometers. 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.

AUXILIARIES: Upgraded Color-Matching Software

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc., Ramsey, N.J., has made version 3.6.4 of the Colibri color-matching and formulation software available to the North American market.

AUXILIARIES: Versatile, Compact, Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

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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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