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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The Objective Eye for a Clear View Reply

Our modern high-tech world is no longer imaginable without transparent products. We are so used to their “invisibility” that we only notice them if defects diminish their transparency, and consequently, their final usage. If due to varying quality of the packaging film the same chocolates appear different on the shelf, the nice holiday photos appear hazy on the smart phone, or the motorcycle helmet’s face shield easily gets scratched – then, all of this will affect our quality expectation and can even become a hazardous risk. More…

FREE BYK-Gardner Orange Peel Webinar Reply

Objective Evaluation of Orange Peel with wave-scan

December 1, 2016 at 10:00 am EST

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What influences our visual perception of appearance? How can the structure spectrum data be used to optimize appearance?

It is a daily challenge to achieve uniform surface appearance and at the same time meet the specifications of different auto OEM makers. Main influencing factors of our visual perception are the observation distance and the ratio of different structure sizes. As orange peel is highly influenced by material as well as processing parameters a good understanding of the measurement results will help you to achieve “Harmony”. Attend the webinar to learn more!

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Join our Free BYK-Gardner Webinar:

Dec. 1st at 10:00am (EST)

In only 60 minutes you will learn what influences your visual perception and how to optimize the measurement results:

  •   How is orange peel and DOI of high gloss surfaces measured?
  •   How to interpret the structure spectrum?
  •   What material- and process parameters can influence Orange Peel and DOI?
  •   Customer specific auto OEM scales: R – CF – Tension – B-value?
  •   How low gloss can the surface be to get meaningful data with wave-scan?

Presented by Henrik Folkerts, Technical Marketing, BYK-Gardner

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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 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…

Pre-Order the New 2016 BYK-Gardner Catalog Today! 1

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Be the first to get your BYK-Gardner catalog. Fill out the simple form below to pre-order one today!  Find out the latest on new products and get up-to-date pricing. Check out the theory sections and better understand the instruments that support your industry.

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Fill in the form below or call 800-343-7721 or 301-483-6500 to pre-order your BYK-Gardner Catalog today. If you are requesting multiple catalogs, please add that request to the additional comment section.

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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…

Measurement of Color or Appearance on Small or Curved Parts Reply

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BYK-Gardner BYK-mac i with small aperture can measure effect finishes on small or curved parts. Photo courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Sample size and shape are important considerations when selecting a color or appearance instrument. Instruments typically have a fixed aperture size, and samples must cover the entire aperture in order to be measured accurately. More…