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Personal Care Industry Color Control Skin Color Measurement and Analysis

In dermatologic practice and clinical research, visual cues such as color are of primary importance for the accurate diagnosis and grading of skin lesions. Quantification of erythema and pigmentation is important for in vivo assessment of skin reactions to external stimuli such as ultraviolet radiation. Measurement of lesion color is also useful for quantitative evaluation of the efficacy of therapies for skin lesions.

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Color Measurement and Control Calibration of Color Instrument

Like with any piece of equipment or machinery, due to prolong usage there will be dirt, dust and stain that can affect an instrument performance and accuracy. Color measurement is a complex science which requires the combination of mathematics and technology to obtain precise and accurate readings. Therefore, periodical preventive maintenance by inspection and calibration are important to color instruments to ensure that they continue to work correctly with a predictably high degree of accuracy.

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Rubber Industry Color Control: Color Control of Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves are widely used by industries such as medical/healthcare, food, and automotive, for self-protection, contamination prevention, and hygiene purposes. Glove choice depends on job function, exposure to hazardous materials and skin sensitivities. Disposable gloves can be made from natural rubber latex or a synthetic elastomeric material, such as nitrile and vinyl. Besides the type of materials used, the overall performance of disposable glove is also affected by formulations and manufacturing processes resulting in different barrier integrity and in-use performance.

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Personal Care Industry Color Control: Skin Whitening Measurement and Analysis

Skin whitening or lightening has long been a trend in Asia and is set to boost the global market. The global market for skin lighteners is estimated to be around US$19.8 billion, driven by the growing desire for light-colored skin both for men and women primarily from the Asian, African, Japan, China, India and the Middle East region. Skin whitening in general, refers to the practice of using chemical substances to lighten the skin tone or to provide an even skin complexion by lessening the concentration of melanin. Skin whitening products represent one of the fastest growing segments in the global beauty industry.

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Personal Care Industry Color Control: The Color Quality of Shampoo

Shampoo a type of liquid cleaning agent for the hair. Shampoo has a number of qualities and usage like how well a shampoo cleans is very important. Individual brands have their own different formulations for different types of hair and scalp. The fragrance of a shampoo is also a major consideration and that is why scented shampoos are popular. Other factors are also taken into account like how shiny it makes the hair, possible irritation of the scalp and toxicity.

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Ceramics Industry Color Control: Measuring and Classifying of Tiles

Manufacturing of ceramic and homogeneous tiles have undergone considerable changes in recent times. Many processes and methods of producing ceramic tiles have been automated to achieve better quality. Ceramic tiles were once handmade from a mixture of clay along with water and then dried in the sun or fired in brick kilns. In the modern world, majority of ceramic tiles made today go through a process which require lesser time and labour. Special clays mined from the earth are shaped, coloured and then fired in kilns. They can be coloured and glazed to produce a high gloss or matte finish. Most ceramic tiles comes either with a white or red body color underneath the glazed finish.

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Food Industry Color Control - Color Control of Chocolate

Chocolate is made with cocoa and variable amount of sugar and milk. It is considered one of the most popular types of food and flavours in the world with vast amount of food stuff created using chocolate. Flavour, texture and color are essential attributes in chocolate manufacturing. Maintaining consistency is challenging and is equally important to get its quality right. In order to make chocolates perfect, manufacturers place high importance to its appearance.

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Food Industry Color Control - Color Control of Milk Powder

Color is the first indication of a product quality, it is our first impulse in picking up our choice in the spread of brands in the supermarket shelves. In the manufacturing of food products, many manufacturers placed high importance on achieving consistency and right color. Beside the quality of a product, color plays a huge role in the branding of a company. Successful brands invest heavily to ensure that their corporate logos meet exacting specifications.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Color Control – The Color of Quality

The appearance of a product greatly influences its sale ability and has tremendous influence on choice. Wrongly colored products may lead to adverse consumer reaction as they appeal to the emotional senses and touches of a buyer in a very special way. For example, colors of consumer goods influence consumer acceptance and the act of putting the product into the shopping cart. In the food industry, color indicates freshness and ripeness of a food product and is often deem as a quality indicator. Similarly for pharmaceutical industry, color is perceived and documented for special reasons.

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Food Industry Color Control – Surimi Processing

The word – “sir-ree-mee” is a Japanese loanword that refers to food products that have been processed by mincing lean meat into a paste to resemble seafood like crabs, shrimps, lobsters and other shellfish. It is a typical fish-based food product that is made from fish meat that includes the Alaska Pollock, Atlantic Cod, Pacific Hake and Swordfish. Many Asian food use surimi as its primary ingredient and is a much-enjoyed food product which is very popular in Asian cultures. Surimi attains a rubbery and springy texture when they are cooked and served. Common Surimi product in the market comes in different shapes, forms and textures which are also known as crab sticks and seafood sticks.

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Colorimetry

Colorimetry, the science of color measurement, is widely employed in commerce, industry and the laboratory to express color in numerical terms and to measure color differences between specimens. Applications include paints, inks, plastics, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, displays, and other parts and products that reflect or transmit color. Read this white paper to gain greater insight into the world of colorimetery.

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Controlling the Color of Plastics

Just take a look around you on any given day and you will see just how integral a part of your world plastics has become. From the dashboard and door panels in the car you drive, the bottle that dispenses your ketchup, the housing of your laptop computer, the shower curtain in your bathroom, to the spring water you pull out of your refrigerator, plastics play a role in our everyday lives. Read this white paper to learn the value of controlling the color of plastics.

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Advantages of Using Computer Color Matching

In today’s ever increasing competitive global economy, the maximizing of product output becomes ever more important. For those of us that deal with color as one of our product’s critical specifications, this can be a thorny and time consuming issue. Manufacturers that produce items such as paints, plastics, cosmetics and food will attest to not only the importance of having the correct color and appearance every order but also the time it takes to bring the color of a product into acceptable specification limits. This white paper explains in great details the advantages of using computer color matching.

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Food Industry Color Control the Color of Quality

In today’s retail world of behind glass, chilled, frozen, boxed, dried, vacuum-packed and plastic wrapped foods, eye-appeal is far more important than nose-appeal. Find out how Konica Minolta can help you measure and standardize your products' eye appeal.

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Light Measurment and Control Illumination and Color Properties LED Lamp

Illumination lamp serves many types of functions such as indoor and outdoor illumination, ambient illumination, task lighting and etc. These systems often include a variety of lighting fixtures and other controls to achieve illumination. With the introduction of high brightness LED, the world has gradually shifted towards using LED lighting.

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Lighting Technologies, Principle, and Measurement

The proper measurement of light is a precise and complex science. The first step in correctly measuring light is to understand the basics: Color-Rendering Properties, Color Temperature, Light Distribution, Total Luminous Flux and Mura. This white paper provides a brief explanation of each lighting technology, giving an overview of each principle in simple terms. It also goes into detail describing the best and most accurate method for proper light measurement. This paper aims to introduce you to the world of light, and to help you understand how to measure it.

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Automotive Industry Lighting Control: Photometric & Colorimetric Measurement of Car Cockpit

Automotive manufacturers use distinctive styling as a means to differentiate their vehicle from the competition. Exterior styling is heavily constrained by energy-efficiency considerations and regulations. As a result, automakers are placing more emphasis on interior lighting for a simple reason: they offer designers more freedom and opportunity to differentiate and establish a competitive advantage. Not surprisingly, the more upscale the car, the greater the variety and scope of available lighting scheme. In fact, interior lighting has emerged as a marketing tool, besides satisfying its safety, convenience, and appearance requirements.

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Display Measurement and Control: Calibration of Professional Display

Calibration of professional display is an essential component of all broadcast, production, post production and content creation workflows. It enables artists, producers and directors to work with their professional monitors or digital projectors matched to a reference standard (e.g., broadcast monitor) so that the color reproduction of images from monitors/projectors in the facility can be consistent.

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Spectroscopy: Measuring the Absorbtion Spectrum

In an absorption measurement, a spectrometer measures the amount of light that passes through a test sample and compares it to a reference sample to determine the amount of light being absorbed. By measuring the absorption spectrum of a particular substance (i.e. all the wavelengths that absorption occurs), it is possible to either identify it or place it in a particular group of compounds.