PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

TESTING: Light Booth Allows for Optimal Color Evaluation
X-Rite's new light booth features five light sources. More (+)
TESTING: Versatile Spectrophotometer Measures Variety of Samples
Konica Minolta's CM-5 can measure samples with different material characteristics. More (+)

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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/

TESTING: "Cool Mirror" Outdoor Weather Testing Technology

Atlas will promote its newest outdoor accelerated weather testing device at NPE2015 said to deliver over 5-yr exposure in hot climates but with cooler sample temperatures.

TESTING: 'Next-Generation' Spherical Spectrophotomers To Debut

X-Rite Pantone to unveil two new-generation spherical spectrophotometers at NPE2015.

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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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