BYK Additives & Instruments

Geretsried, 21.10.2014

haze-gard i: The innovative view on Transmission, Haze and Clarity

haze-gard i: The innovative view on Transmission, Haze and Clarity

BYK-Gardner haze-gard i

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries
for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing
a new haze meter to simultaneously measure total transmission,
haze and clarity  according to ASTM and ISO test methods: the haze-gard i. 

 

The measurement of Total Transmittance and Transmission Haze is specified in
two international test methods. ASTM D1003 requires illuminants C and A, using the
non-compensated method. In contrast to this, ISO 13468 asks for readings taken
under D65 with a compensated method. The new haze-gard i simultaneously
displays results for both test methods – now you are well prepared for any
global customer specification. 

 

The outstanding precision and reliability of the haze-gard i are guaranteed by using high
performance LED technology. Reference beam, self-diagnosis, automatic,
long-term calibration and 10 year warranty on the lamp life make the instrument
operator friendly and safe for many years.

 

The open design of the haze-gard i lets you work freely to analyze any sample size.
Small and large samples can be quickly changed, positioned and measured without the
influence of ambient light. A versatile sample holder for films and sheets is
now part of the standard delivery content and optional sample holders for taber
abrasion test and cuvettes for liquids are available. To ensure the highest
flexibility the instrument can be set-up in a horizontal or vertical position. 

 

A large color touch display with symbols to select menu functions and a dedicated measurement
button make the instrument intuitive and easy to use for any task. For
efficient work management the measurement data can be statistically analyzed
directly in the haze-gard i or transferred to the software smart-lab haze.
Thus, measurement data can be graphed in trend reports over time to evaluate
process stability. Data transfer from the instrument to the PC can be performed
via USB-cable, through direct LAN connection to a network or saved on a USB-stick.

 

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany:
By fax: +49/8171/3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637)