Pigment Characterization Reply

New fashion looks are presented in color shows of pigment manufacturers to cosmetic companies every year. Pigment manufacturers enhance their portfolio and offer alternative pigments to already selected pigments. Now the cosmetic company is faced with the task to objectively evaluate the technical, aesthetic and financial benefits of the presented pigments. Objective measurement of color and appearance attributes will help in the selection and approval process to determine cost efficient alternatives or launch a new look.

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Quality Control for Injection Molding Reply

In plastics processing injection molding is the most common method of part manufacturing. The variety of molded parts produced by injection molding extends from smallest components like cell phone buttons up to entire body panels of cars. Plastic moldings are manufactured in production batches of up to several million. In addition to dimensional stability, color and gloss are the decisive quality criteria.

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Industrial Coatings – A fascinating decoration 2

Patchwork might be good for quilts but certainly not for coated industrial goods. As many finished products consist of multiple components which are manufactured by different suppliers and at different locations, uniformity of color and appearance is crucial. Not only the paint batches need to be delivered with consistent quality, but also the production process of the finished product needs to be controlled.

Color Measurement on Stained Wood Surfaces Reply

Many industries today would like to be able to measure and control the color of stained wood surfaces. Companies that make cabinetry, furniture, building products, pool tables and much more increasingly want to provide better quality control measures around the production of their products and provide a more uniform and consistent color to their customers. They know that those customers increasingly perceive consistent appearance as a measure of quality. More…

FREE BYK-Gardner Color Webinar 1

Color Systems for Solid Colors

May 25, 2016, 10am Eastern Time

(Available in different time zones around the world here)

Which color system is the best?

A  question with not just one answer!

Color control has historically been done by visually inspecting the samples and comparing them to a standard. The disadvantage of this process is its subjectivity. In 1976, the internationally agreed upon CIEL*a*b* system was adopted for more objectivity. Since then, several modifications of the CIEL*a*b* color equation like ΔE*CMC, ΔE*94, ΔE*2000 were introduced. The goal of the modifications was to improve the correlation between visual perception and instrumentally measured values. In this seminar, you will find out the strong and weak points of the different color equations with typical applications. More…

FREE BYK-Gardner Gloss Webinar Reply

Gloss in Theory and in Practice

April 14, 2016, 10am Eastern Time

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Whether matte or glossy – products with gloss variations are perceived as lower quality and can result in customer complaints. Gloss changes could be the result of a variety of process parameters as well as material properties. Objective and reliable measurement data with defined limits are the prerequisite for a stable production process. More…

Harmony 2

You know it when you hear it. Musical harmony is the result of simultaneous notes or chords blending together to create a sound that is pleasing to the ear. The combination of different notes played or sung simultaneously creates harmonization. Musical groups such as The Doobie Brothers, Queen, and the Zac Brown Band perform harmonization with style and clarity.

Harmonic sound is enjoyable to hear.

Visual harmony is a different slant on the same idea. More…

Free byko-chart Sample Pack Reply

BYK-Gardner Laboratories Blog

byko-charts_04 byko-chart drawdown charts. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

BYK-Gardner has a free byko-chart drawdown chart sample pack that is available for your offices, labs or facilities around the world.  If you are interested in requesting these free drawdown charts, BYK-Gardner Laboratories Blog has included the form to request your byko-chart sample pack at the bottom of this post.

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