PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

TESTING: Spectrophotometers with True-Close Tolerance for Reflectance & Transmission
Datacolor's latest color measurement instruments boast exceptional performance and ease-of-use. More (+)
TESTING: Measure Light Transmission of Plastics & Metalized Films
Tobias Associates' new instruments can measure densities of metalized films and a variety of plastics. More (+)


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X-Rite's new light booth features five light sources.

TESTING: Versatile Spectrophotometer Measures Variety of Samples

Konica Minolta's CM-5 can measure samples with different material characteristics.

Addressing Color Management Issues

X-Rite is tackling a variety of issue in color management in its new blog.

Auxiliaries AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries

Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.

TESTING: Inkjet Micro Printers For Electronics, Cable

Two new micro printers offer enhanced capabilities for quality printing on electronic and cable components/

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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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