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.

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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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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Haze Measurement of Ballistic Resistance Glass and Protective Shields 1

Specialty glass manufacturers are developing ballistic resistance windshields for civilian and military vehicles. The windshields consist of various layers of polycarbonate materials that contain adhesives as well as protective layers of film. Various thicknesses are application dependent. Military vehicle protective shields require superior protection due to the increase in ballistic firepower in war zones.

Thickness variations have a direct correlation to the pass-through quality of available light, night or day. BYK-Gardner’s haze-gard i technology is used to measure total light transmittance as well as haze and clarity of various products. The goal is to produce a durable product by maintaining ballistic properties and improving visual attributes.

Image courtesy of Dr. Michelle Dickinson at the blog: Ongoing Chatter from a Materials Girl Curious about Matter.

Andy Stummer is the American PTE Business Manager for BYK-Gardner USA.

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

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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…

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