PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

Five Effective Ways to Control Color
A 50-year veteran in color-concentrate production and use shares practices to help you make better color decisions and generate less scrap. To specify color correctly and communicate your specs to your color supplier requires understanding of the “Five U’s.” More (+)
PT Article A Discussion on the Value of Materials Testing
The top three reasons processors should consider materials testing. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Color & Appearance Testing

Color Done Right

Look for a supplement to the September Issue of Plastics Technology with tips and techniques that will help you make your coloring operations as efficient as possible

TESTING: Spectrophotometer Measures Print Color on Films

X-Rite's newest handheld instrument is designed for package printers and converters of flexible films.

TESTING: Spectrophotometers with True-Close Tolerance for Reflectance & Transmission

Datacolor's latest color measurement instruments boast exceptional performance and ease-of-use.

TESTING: Measure Light Transmission of Plastics & Metalized Films

Tobias Associates' new instruments can measure densities of metalized films and a variety of plastics.

TESTING: Light Booth Allows for Optimal Color Evaluation

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

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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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