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Testing Solutions for Color Harmony and Surface Texture

Handheld & Benchtop Spectrophotometer – Light Booths – Liquid Color Meter

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AkzoNobel and BYK-Gardner digitize surface texture for powder coatings

Launched in Apri 2020, the spectro2profiler represents a major step forward for the industry because currently, the only way to check the quality of a textured powder coating surface is to carry out a visual inspection.

The new tool - which can measure color and gloss, as well as analyzing the 3D topography of the surface texture - is being hailed as a game-changer.

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Light booth byko-spectra Pro
with Class-A daylight performance

Experience our new technical paper explaining the benefits of standardized visual color evaluation.

Technical terms like "Correlated Color Temperature", Spectral Power Distribution” and especially "Metamerism Index Mivis" are discussed and explained with practical examples.

Find out how the quality of the daylight in a light booth is objectively rated compared to the CIE defined daylight D65.

Color Measurement of Wood Coatings

Keep the natural look

Wood is one of the most versatile raw materials in the world. It creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere and is therefore, often used for furniture and parquet flooring. On the one hand, fresh and exciting looks are demanded by consumers; on the other hand, the natural look should still be noticeable. Due to its individual character, color and gloss measurement of wooden surfaces are a special challenge.

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BYK-Gardner "60 Minutes"


Effect Colors - What do you see and how does it match your color results?


Visual outdoor color perception is influenced by varying environmental conditions. It is known that the sun position is dependent on the geographical location and varies from day to day and season to season.


In addition, the size of an observer, the distance to a vehicle and the mounting position of add-on parts influence the viewing angle. Many parameters need to be specified when comparing to instrumental results.


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