Portable colorimeters, benchtop spectrophotometers, and glossmeters for the measurement of colour and gloss for wood, ceramic, metal, plastic, and flooring
Measurement of composite decking products can be made with a CR-410 colorimeter or a CM-26dG spectrophotometer in multi-measurement mode to obtain an average measurement as the material is often heterogeneous. In addition, the CM-26dG can also be used to check the gloss at 60° and ensure that the appearance corresponds to the established standards. By measuring colour and gloss, the manufacturer can adjust the extrusion process (temperature, speed, wood/polymer concentration, pigment concentration), in order to obtain a constant colour and appearance throughout the production process.
Manufacturers check PVC and aluminium profiles with a colorimeter or more often a spectrophotometer to check the product is within tolerance for approval. The CM-700d or CR-400 are widely used to check the colours of the profiles as even small differences between adjacent lengths can lead to costly rejects. By implementing routine testing, the manufacturer can quickly identify and correct any colour difference.
Decorative finishes for metals, such as polishing, brushing, etching, bluing, blackening, and anodising, all benefit in some way from process control, in the form of gloss or colour measurements. By monitoring and recording colour, you not only increase the quality of the product, but also provide certainty of replacement or repair, which adds value over competitors. The CM-700d and Rhopoint IQ-S are the perfect combo for colour control, gloss measurement, and haze in corrosion and trace testing.
It is important to control and formulate colour in order to achieve a consistent appearance throughout the production process. A spectrophotometer such as the CM-700d and the Colibri® formulation software can help to optimise manufacturing costs and reduce waste.
Colour management for exterior materials such as roof tiles and facade panels, and interior materials such as flooring, ceiling materials, and wallpaper is possible with either a colorimeter or a spectrophotometer.
By using the chroma meter CR-410, it is possible to effectively evaluate the colour of a large area object (50 mmΦ measurement aperture). Other materials would benefit from the spectrocolorimeter CM-26dG, measuring both the colour and gloss of samples at the same time.
The Rhopoint IQ-S close-tolerance glossmeter can be used to evaluate the degree of surface haze on surfaces such as enamel, resin, stainless steel etc, as well as the clarity of reflection on the surface of the sample Refelcted Image Quality (RIQ).
With the Rhopoint IQ Flex 20-S, you can measure curved shapes and small surfaces utilising the remote head and small measurement spot size of this innovative glossmeter.
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