Image Clarity (Orange Peel) and Surface Roughness Measurement
Metallic and pearlescent paints are standard paint commonly used on car exteriors. As the color and brightness of these paints vary according to the angle they are observing, color control using a multi-angle color measurement instrument is required to capture the color travel from various angles. However, colorimetric control, on its own, is insufficient for evaluating a car exterior’s overall design quality; the image clarity (orange peel) on the painted surface is also an important consideration.
Color and Appearance Measurement in Plastic Industry
There are many factors affecting color in the plastic manufacturing process, namely colorant selection, processing temperature and dispersion method. Variation between lot-to-lot is highly possible due to the nature of colorant manufacturing. The use of color QC instrumentation provides manufacturers the ability to set-up tolerances for color control.
Understanding Appearance Measurement
Product quality is what consumers consider when making purchases and the appearance of a product is often used as an indicator of quality. A product appearance involves not only color, but also attributes such as gloss, haze, orange peel and reflected image quality.
Colorimetry – Common Color Issues
Color is an important to many companies and manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure the color of their product remain consistent throughout the manufacturing process. This White Paper identifies some of the common color problems faced and how to resolve them.
Challenges of Managing Color in White Goods
The wide variety of colors and finishes used in white goods posed new challenges to household appliances manufacturers when color and appearance management is concerned. To establish measurement data that correlates well with actual visual perception, the selection on the type of color measuring instrument and measuring method is critical.
Rubber Gloves Color Evaluation and Control
To ensure the color of gloves remain consistent batch-to-batch, manufacturers are moving from visual evaluation to objective color evaluation using color instrumentation. Color instrumentation is commonly deployed within the compounding process and the Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) process.
 Automotive Industry: Color Control And Management
Many automotive manufacturers employ strict standards to ensure that every vehicle roll off the line has the right color consistently and to do that, color management and control is the key.
Best Practices for Color Formulation
The color formulation process of paint and coating, plastic or other materials require standardizing conditions and procedures to match color standard efficiently.

What are M0, M1, M2 and M3 Measurement Modes?

In the printing industry, delivering accurate and consistent color to the customer is of utmost importance. In the past, color management can be challenging with different set of measurement and instrumentation choices. This often results in inconsistent measurement data for the same sample.

Color Measurement of Animal Feed

Animal feed is a type of food formulated to compensate for the nutrient losses of an animal’s natural diet. It requires careful selection and blending of ingredients to supply the necessary nutrients that maintain the health of the animals and improve quality of end products like meat, milk or eggs

Color Measurement of Synthetic Fibre

Synthetic fibre is an artificial man-made fibre manufactured from synthesized polymers. The compounds of synthetic fibre come from raw petroleum based chemicals or petrochemicals.

Defining Color Tolerance

Most manufacturing, research & development (R&D) and quality assessment (QA) process for products will come to a stage where color is involved. Color surrounds us and we associate color with quality. There is no escaping from the fact that color has an effect on our thoughts and how we perceive these products. preparations.

Quality Control of Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is the purest and finest grade of coconut oil. By repute, it has hundreds of medicinal benefits and is used in many cosmetic and food preparations.

Best Practices For Performing Visual Color Evaluation

Attempting a visual color evaluation is to determine the degree of difference between a sample’s color and the standard color.

Color Measurement of Desiccated Coconut

Coconut is common in many Asian dishes, and in certain places like Indonesia and India, it is an indispensable ingredient as it is widely used in local cuisines, soups and desserts.

Flavors and Fragrances Color Measurement Procedure

There has been an increase in demand for flavors and fragrances with an estimated annual growth of 4.5%. This growth results in the increase of quality checks for flavors and fragrances when it comes to parameters like color, taste, texture and aroma amongst others.

Color Measurement and Control High Visibility Safety Apparel

High-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) or high-visibility clothing (HVC) is a type of clothing or personal protective equipment. The type of clothing varies from vests, bibs to overalls that are worn, which has highly reflective properties or a color that is easily discernible from any background.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Display Measurement Solutions For Augmented and Virtual Reality

The augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) devices are currently based on near-eye displays (NEDs) technology where contents are magnified to fill the user’s field of view (FOV) to deliver a seamless immersive experience. However, this also enhances defects like dead pixels or luminance and color non-uniformity; what would otherwise be subtle defects when seen from a distance become large and visible imperfections.

Resolving Display Color Matching Issue

The CIE 170-2:2015 CMF has been published to provide a possible resolution to such display color matching issue caused by deficiencies of the CIE 1931 2° Standard Observer Color Matching Functions (CMF). Display color analyzer CA-310 and CA-410 and Spectroradiometer CS-2000/2000A provides color-matching functions conforming to the CIE 170-2:2015 definition.

Digital Cinema Screen Luminance Measurement

When the brightness on the cinema screen is different from the level established by the creatives, different emotional effect will be portrayed to the audience due to the difference in color and contrast perception. Hence, consistent screen luminance across all parties within the movie production process is necessary to ensure the content is viewed as intended.

Evaluating Color Gamut of Smartphone Display

With increased image and video content available over the internet, there is now a growing emphasis on color fidelity and accuracy of display used in smartphone.

Display White Point Is Specification by Color Temperature Sufficient?

Image quality is one of the decisive factors when buying electronic displays and white point is an important factor in image quality evaluation. An incorrect white point setting will affect the color appearance of the images. In characterizing a white point, the concept of color temperature is often used; hence, the display white point is also known as color temperature of the display.

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.

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.

Photometric Specification of Automotive Headlamp

Automotive front lighting solutions have been focusing on how to achieve optimal illumination of the road space in front of the driver. The objective is to illuminate the road and its surroundings as much as possible so that the driver is able to identify obstacles and pedestrians on the roadway. Conversely, they should protect preceding or oncoming drivers from excessive glare. Advance forward lighting technology are being developed to provide drivers more illumination for maximum visibility. But having more illumination may result in greater glare to other drivers that can be incommodious and detrimental to visibility.

Emergency Lighting Measurement of Exit Sign

The main reasons for having an emergency lighting system is to ensure adequate lighting levels to allow orderly evacuation and also fulfill the function of clearly indicating exit routes including the “Emergency Exits”. Well-designed and properly installed emergency exit signs are essential for emergency exits to be effective and meet relevant codes (fire, building, health and safety).

Light Measurement 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.

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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