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New Lovibond® Reflectance / Gloss Meters for Colour Testing

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

Selectech is happy to announce that the Tintometer / Lovibond® colour product range has extended the colour range with the introduction of reflectance / gloss meters and Lighting / Colour matching cabinets. These reflectance meters / gloss meters allow for the quality control of opaque and translucent products i.e.: powders, liquids, gels, pastes, granules and …

Does Colour Measurement Make You See Red . . . or Yellow?

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

Explaining the science of colour in the elevator Normally, when colleagues at the Tintometer® Group initially explain what the company does, the typical response is a fairly blank look. This makes the standard ‘elevator pitch’ somewhat challenging, unless you want to ride up and down a few times. Yet when you begin to explain the importance …

How to Clean Laboratory Glass Cells / Cuvettes so that they Last Longer

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement, Technical Tips

If you would like to achieve accurate and repeatable measurement results from colorimeters, photometers or spectrophotometers, it is vital to make sure that the glass cells (also known as cuvettes) are well cleaned, because fingerprints and dirt can lead to large errors. Precision glass cells are also expensive because they are especially made with a …

Accurate Colour Measurements: Top Tips from the Lovibond® Tintometer Technical department

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

It is very important to prepare the colour testing instrument and the article for measurement correctly in order to attain accurate colour measurements. When measuring Transmittance products: Always: Check the cleanliness of the instrument and the sample chamber Follow the measurement method Ensure the correct operation parameters are chosen Use the correct path length cell …

Lovibond® Colour Measurement Application Note – EBC Colour Scale for Beers and Worts

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

  History of the EBC Colour Scale: The EBC Colour Scale was designed specifically for the colour standardisation of Beers and Worts. This scale was originally proposed by the Institute of brewing in 1950 when it was finally decided that the original Lovibond® series 52 (1885) Brown Scale was irregular in spacing and lacking in …

Sugar Measurement in Industry with the ICUMSA Colour Index

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

The most important quality feature of sugar, purity, is measured along the supply chain. ICUMSA Ratings are used to measure the purity of sugar. What is ICUMSA? The International Commission for Uniform Methods for Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA) is an international regulatory body which sets the standard for sugar analysis tests, thereby creating a system which …

Lovibond® Tintometer® White Paper – Colour Consistency across the Supply Chain

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Colour Measurement

Defining the colour of a product and ensuring colour accuracy every time is critical to long-term success and accurate communication within a supply chain. Clear and correct description of colour standards and tolerances is critical when: Specifying materials when sourcing Communicating colour within the wider supply chain Inspecting incoming materials Conducting continual production quality control …


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