A world without color and shine, wouldn’t this be boring? Decorative coatings can be encountered every day and everywhere: on furniture, building facades, bridges and refrigerators. Even “White Goods” are no longer necessarily white, but exhibit fascinating color looks – from very elegant stainless steel to metallic effects on to colorful, glossy or textured surfaces.
Coatings are fascinating. Not much thicker than a human hair, they combine a variety of functions. Besides the requirement to look perfect under different lighting conditions, they are also expected to retain their good look over a long time and even when being exposed to harsh environments. More…
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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.
Andy Stummer is the American PTE Business Manager for BYK-Gardner USA.
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…