Colour Measurement for Rubber Manufacturers

Solutions for coloured rubber

Colour Measurement for Rubber Manufacturers

Ensure colour consistency between batches of coloured rubber compounds.

Most rubber compounders are more concerned about products' functionality and cost than their appearance. Though the colour of a rubber part is seldom to an issue in black component, in case of coloured rubber compounds it is wise to pay a deeper attention to the colour that is desired for the part.

In addition, the colour must be consistent from batch to batch, with only small variations acceptable.

The answer to this challenge is straightforward – using a proper colour control and colour matching system.

Konica Minolta is a solution provider, offering colour measurement instruments, colour data and matching software, innovative gloss meters, and controlled lighting cabinets for visual assessment.
Our experts can help you to implement measurement and control processes that will benefit your business.
  • Improve product quality
  • Reduce costs and waste
  • Improve communication with supply chain partners, building relationships based on collaboration and improvement

Digital colour data can be used to expedite the supply process, helping companies to react quickly to the market and reduce the risks associated with producing, shipping, and maintaining physical standards and subjective specification, and approval processes with customers.

Konica Minolta has a dedicated team of experts responsible for implementing, training, optimising, and customising systems for colour specification and digital colour data communication. Our experts can help your teams to establish digital colour standards and colour difference tolerances that you can share with your supply chain partners. You can leverage the experience of our application teams to quickly establish repeatable, best-practice processes for colour and appearance measurement and control.

By improving colour communication, owners can dramatically save time, and reduce waste and rejects.


  • Drive innovation through unrivalled colour management
  • Achieve tight tolerances according torespective standards
  • Deliver colour on time and on demand
  • Meet customer's needs and specifications
  • Speed up processes and decrease number of corrections
  • Strengthen brand identity



CM-36d Benchtop Spectrophotometer

The CM-36d spectrophotometer is a high-precision instrument for measuring colour in reflectance for a wide range of applications in plastic and rubber products. This device features status LEDs, sample positioning camera and flexible port alignment. Customers can utilise “Wavelength Analysis and Adjustment” to prevent inconsistency caused by drifts between annual calibrations. 

CM-26d Portable Sphere Spectrophotometer

The CM-26d portable spectrophotometer is an innovative spectrophotometer, delivering accurate and traceable colour data. It uses Konica Minolta's best ever user interface, horizontal alignment and lightweight ergonomic design, making it easy to operate so it is an ideal choice for applications in the field.

CM-5 Benchtop Spectrophotometer

CM-5 is a top port benchtop spectrophotometer with built in display and control panel, easy to operate and delivering clear and concise colour data. A versatile and reliable instrument for laboratory applications, it can be used to measure solid, granular, powdered samples, etc., in reflectance or transmittance.

SpectraMagic NX2 Software

SpectraMagic NX2 is a colour measurement software package that can be used to interface with Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments and provides extended reporting and analysis of colour and colour difference. The user has full control of customisation of templates and reports.



Rubber Measurement

For fully opaque silicones, all benchtop and portable instruments are suitable, our prodict specialists, the best solution will depend on the homogenaity of the sample, the needs of the supply chain, the size and type of sample and environments where measurements are made.

For translucent applications, especially prosthesis materials, the CM-36dGV should be used as this will allow the operator to measure inside the sphere to minimise edge loss errors depending on translucency and sample thickness.

Rolled rubber flooring products of different colours

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