PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

TESTING: 'Next-Generation' Spherical Spectrophotomers To Debut
X-Rite Pantone to unveil two new-generation spherical spectrophotometers at NPE2015. More (+)
AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’ More (+)


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TESTING & MEASUREMENT: Geometry Measurement and Structural Inspection Combined

Combining metrology and tomography allows geometry measurement and interior structure inspection.

TESTING: Haze & Transmittance Meter Measures Haze And Clarity

Gardco has a new testing instrument that simultaneously measures haze and clarity.

TESTING/MEASURING: Gloss/Texture Measuring of 3D Surfaces

Established instrument for measuring reflective appearance now available for measuring curved surfaces and small parts.

TESTING/MEASURING: Online Color Spectrophotometer for Extrusion

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.

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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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