September 11, 2017
micro-gloss 60° XS – Brilliant gloss control for small parts
BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing a new member of the well-proven micro-gloss family, which has an ultra-small port for measuring gloss at small surface areas.
Matte, satin-finished, semi-glossy or glossy – no matter how your product looks like – consistent appearance expresses high quality. Products like smart phones or home electronics, that combine small and large parts or connect parts such as frames, buttons or decorative trim pieces, cannot afford varying surface appearance. The size and design of small parts make it difficult to evaluate with a classical gloss meter. Therefore BYK-Gardner has developed the new portable micro-gloss 60° XS with a small measuring area of 2 x 4 mm – the ideal solution to measure small parts. The performance and compatibility of the XS version are as excellent as of micro-gloss itself and assure that measurement data of small and large components are comparable.
The long-term stable LED light source of the micro-gloss provides not only highly repeatable results for many years, but also will never burn out. A 10 year warranty on the lamp life is guaranteed. Due to advanced temperature control, the micro-gloss assures the highest stability of the readings. The automated calibration procedure during the production of the gloss meters enables an excellent inter-instrument agreement.
The intelligent auto diagnosis of the micro-gloss guarantees long-term calibration stability and even tells the operator when to calibrate. Its brilliant color display and the easy scroll wheel operation make the micro-gloss a very user-friendly tool. The intuitive menu offers all functions for efficient gloss control, inclusive complete statistics, difference and pass/fail evaluation and saving of the results. The smart communication with the new software smartchart allows fast data transfer, easy graphical and statistical data presentation and an instant QC report.
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) or on the Internet at https://www.byk.com/instruments
About BYK Additives & Instruments:
BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments.
Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.
The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with exploration technology oil/gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an important part of quality control.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg , Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville and Rochester Hills (USA) as well as in Tongling (China). Today the company employs around 2,000 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.
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