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.

Tinius Olsen materials testing automation system
Article

Add Automation to Your Lab

Robots are commonplace on the production floor, cutting costs and improving efficiencies for molders and other processors. Now, those same benefits can also be achieved in the lab.

Article

Polymer Resources: Compounding's 'Small Big Guy'

This compounder combines a service-first, small-company mindset with the technical might of larger companies to carve a niche in engineering plastics.

New Product Announcements
Product

Testing: Vision System's New Lighting Technology Offers Greater Defect Detection Sensitivity

Omron’s upgraded FH-Series vision system can automatically detect small defects, uneven color changes and more.