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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.

Colorimetry White Paper


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Why Measuring Solar Simulators Is Important

Measurement of a solar simulator is a very important task and should be completed at least every 3 months. Lamps and power outputs of simulators change over time which can lead to less than optimal results when measuring photovoltaic cells. For optimal conditions including conforming to standard test conditions we recommend using a calibrated spectroradiometer for measurement. This documents details why and how you should measure your solar simulator to ensure accurate measurements.

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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.

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