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QC SOLUTIONS FOR COATINGS

 

End-Use Brochure: BYK Instruments offers complete quality control solutions for your application in coatings.

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Brochure Contents:

 
  • Measurement Theory: Solid Colors, Effect Colors, Gloss, Orange Peel & DOI, Temperature
  • Application: Raw Materials, Architectural Coatings, In-store Color Matching, Industrial Coatings, Wood Coatings
  • BYK Instruments Solutions for Coatings

QC SOLUTIONS FOR COSMETCIS

 

End-Use Brochure: BYK Instruments offers complete quality control solutions for your application in cosmetics.

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Brochure Contents:

 
  • Measurement Theory: Solid Colors, Effect Colors, Gloss, Orange Peel & DOI, Transparency
  • Application: Pigment Characterization, Measurement of Nail Polish, Lipstick Quality at Every Production Stage, Consistent Quality of Powders and Creams, Analysis of Soft Focus Products, Quality Control of Cosmetic Packaging
  • BYK-Instruments Cosmetic Solutions at a Glance

QC SOLUTIONS FOR PLASTIC PARTS

 

End-Use Brochure: BYK Instruments offers complete quality control solutions for your application in plastics.

Complete Brochure (PDF)

Brochure Contents:

 
  • Measurement Theory: Gloss, Solid Colors, Metallic Colors
  • Application: Plastic Raw Material, Automotive Interior, Consumer Electronics, Injection Molding, Extrusion
  • BYK-Instruments Solutions for Plastic Parts

QC SOLUTIONS FOR TRANSPARENT PRODUCTS

 

End-Use Brochure: BYK Instruments offers complete quality control solutions for your transparent products.

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Brochure Contents:

 
  • Measurement Theory: Transparency, Gloss, Colors
  • Application: Raw Materials, Films and Foils, Transparent Sheets
  • BYK Instruments Solutions for Transparent Products

Rubber Gloves – A colorful Protection

 

Can you imagine your daily life without rubber gloves? They offer protection and are available in all colors of the rainbow.

 

They not only have to be leak and tear proof, but also the color has to match. Therefore, color difference, tinting strength as well as opacity are controlled.

 

Thus, it will not matter which glove the customer will wear, the pair will always match. Not an easy task!

   

See and measure Things in the Right Light

 

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.

 

Space – The Final Frontier

 

BYK Instruments’s spectro-guide to orbit the Earth

 

NASA has launched two BYK Instruments spectrophotometers of type spectro-guide to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Orbital Vehicle 103 (Shuttle Discovery).

 

The spectro-guide and the Discovery – a strong team to go where no color spectrophotometer has gone before!

 

A new sight on Orange Peel: wave-scan with new scales for dominant wavelength information

 

It all started with LW and SW in the early 1990s. Today BYK Instruments´ well-known wave-scan analyzes waviness intensity with 5 wavelength ranges and evaluates the brilliance of the surface. Thus, the surface appearance can be analyzed and optimized based on material and / or process parameters. To keep it simple many OEMs developed their own 1- or 2-dimensional scales based on visual studies.

 

The latest investigation took place at VW / Audi and resulted in the evaluation of the optical profile using Fast Fourier Transformation. This new method determines one or two dominant waviness sizes and their intensity level.

   

Curious? Download the new firmware and smart-chart from our website free of charge and test it out yourself:
www.byk-instruments.com/software#wave-scan.

The Blue Miracle

By Kai Kupferschmidt

 

The favorite color of most people, however hardly common among animals and plants. It is very difficult to produce artificially. Consequently, scientists are eagerly working on creating new blue pigments.

 

Part 1: In Search of Blue
Can we really be sure where the color blue has its origin? Already for the Egyptians it was a tedious process and this has not changed until today despite the latest achievements.


 

The Blue Miracle

By Kai Kupferschmidt

 

The favorite color of most people, however hardly common among animals and plants. It is very difficult to produce artificially. Consequently, scientists are eagerly working on creating new blue pigments.

 

Part 2: The Impossible Flower
Since romanticism the blue flower has been a symbol for longing and the unreachable. No matter what has been tried, the perfect blue flower is still far away.

 
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