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Dear customers,


Despite the unusual times summer is here and new information from BYK-Gardner. We keep you up-to-date to manage your quality control needs for color & appearance in the most efficient way.


A little color quiz awarded with a color game will get you some joyful distraction from daily business.


Want to know more? – Visit us on our NEW website.


Your BYK-Gardner Team

Ready for digital quality control


The new smart-chart software combines color and appearance data in one data analysis software and offers unsurpassed new functions to make you ready for efficient BIG DATA management.

  • Data sharing among the global supply chain for seamless communication
  • Drill-in function shows history data and allows early trend recognition
  • Flexible user management allows defining access rights and functions for various user levels
  • Supports micro-gloss, wave-scan, cloud-runner, haze-gard, spectro2family, spectro2profiler, BYK-mac i

Curious? – Click here for more information.


Press Release

As smart-chart user, click here for a free download.


Software Download


20% Color Trade-in Promotion 2020


Trade-in your old color meter and receive a 20% discount towards the purchase of the spectro2guide.


Please click here for details.


Trade-in Promotion

Solutions for Consumer Electronics


Smart phones, notebooks, tablets or PCs have become our permanent companions. Their look including design and color is most important and follows current fashion trends. The new end-use brochure “QC Solutions for Consumer Electronics” covers in an appealing way how color, gloss, transmission haze and surface finish can objectively and consistently be measured using high-performance instruments from BYK-Gardner.

  • BYK-mac i Pro to monitor the sandblasting and anodizing process of aluminum housings
  • haze-gard i Pro to guarantee a crystal-clear cover glass of mobile phones
  • micro-gloss S to ensure a uniform matte surface finish
  • spectro2guide to control color harmony and predict color stability
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BYK Office Hours


ASK OUR EXPERTS in a free webinar


After a 15-minute presentation, the stage is yours. Time to ask questions and discuss your color, appearance, dispersion or other testing challenges. You can actively participate or just listen to practical hints and experiences.


July schedule:

  • July 8: Color Difference Equations Evolution - Elliptical Tolerancing Explained (non-auto)
  • July 22: Oven Recording Theory and Importance
  • July 29: Transmission Haze and Clarity for coatings applications, plastics and glass

Office Hours begin at 2 pm E.S.T. Invitations will be sent separately by email.

High-tech paint line for commercial vehicles


By Regine Krüger - Besser Lackieren - Nr. 01 • Page 03 • 24.01.2020


With the new topcoat paint line, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hannover reduces 25 000 MW energy and 60 tons of paint material per year. New innovative process and material technologies combined with a high degree of automation made this possible. One major challenge is to maintain color and appearance standards. Therefore, an end-of-line automated measurement cell is installed consisting of two robots equipped each with a BYK-mac i ROBOTIC, a wave-scan ROBOTIC and a JSR PELT sensor. With a cycle time of just several minutes color, waviness and layer thickness are measured. All data is saved and analyzed in the smart-chart software – even with an automatic pass/fail feedback to the conveyer system.


Color determines Shape


In his color theory, the Swiss painter and Bauhaus teacher Johannes Itten assigned geometric shapes to a specific color. Red seemed static and heavy to him, which led him to choose the square as a symbol. Whereas the color blue is represented by a circle, as Itten saw the continuous movement in this color.


Find out more about Itten’s color combinations.

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D-82538 Geretsried

Tel +49 8171 3493 - 0
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BYK-Gardner GmbH, Sitz: Geretsried, HRB 85188, AG München
Geschäftsführer: Frank R. Wagner, Dr. Christoph Schlünken


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