BYK Additives & Instruments

NEW Gloss Meters

Intelligent gloss measurement with smart communication

The micro-gloss has been the unsurpassed industry standard in gloss measurement for many years. The smart functions and intuitive menu operation with the new, brilliant color display make gloss measurement an easy task. Outstanding performance in temperature control and inter-instrument agreement guarantee always reliable QC. In addition, the smart-chart software is the ideal tool for smart communication with professional documentation and efficient data analysis.

NEW micro-gloss

NEW micro-TRI-gloss

NEW micro-TRI-gloss µ

Single angle gloss meters for specific applications
Three angle gloss meter - see gloss
changes under the right angle
Measure Gloss and Film Thickness at the same time - with one unit
  • 20° for high gloss paint and plastic
  • 60° for semi gloss paint and plastic
  • 85° for low gloss paint and plastic
  • 45° for ceramic and plastic films
  • 75° for paper and vinyl siding
  • TOP: Excellent repeatability and inter-instrument agreement guaranteed
  • Intelligent auto diagnosis guarantees always accurate readings
  • NEW: Brilliant color display
    easy to read -  easy to use

  • Statistics, Pass/Fail and Memory - ideal for QC and checks in the field
  • Continuous mode to check uniformity over large areas
  • NEW: smart-chart software
    instant QC reports with trend graph and Pass/Fail limits

  • 20, 60 and 85° in one: from high to low gloss - have the specified angle on hand
  • For any material: paint, plastic or even mirror-like metals
  • All angles measure at the same location, and the results appear simultaneously
  • TOP: Excellent repeatability and inter-instrument agreement guaranteed
  • Intelligent auto diagnosis guarantees always accurate readings
  • NEW: Brilliant color display
    easy to read -  easy to use 
  • Statistics, Pass/Fail and Memory - ideal for QC and checks in the field
  • Continuous mode to check uniformity over large areas
  • NEW: smart-chart software
    instant QC reports with trend graph and Pass/Fail limitse

  • Fast gloss and thickness control -  at the same position
  • 20, 60 and 85° for high gloss to matte coatings
  • Fe/NFe sensor measures on ferrous and non-magnetic metal substrates
  • TOP: Excellent repeatability and inter-instrument agreement guaranteed
  • Intelligent auto diagnosis guarantees always accurate readings
  • NEW: Brilliant color display
    easy to read -  easy to use 
  • Statistics, Pass/Fail and Memory - ideal for QC and checks in the field
  • Continuous mode to check uniformity over large areas
  • NEW: smart-chart software
    instant QC reports with trend graph and Pass/Fail limits


  • International Standards
  • micro-gloss 20°, 60° and 85°
    ISO 2813, 7668
    ASTM D 523, D 2457
    DIN 67530
    JIS Z8741

    micro-gloss 45° and 75°
    ASTM C 346, D 2457, D 3679
    JIS Z8741
    TAPPI T480

  • Prices and Products
  • 4560
    micro-gloss 20°
    for high gloss surfaces
    4561
    micro-gloss 60°
    for semi gloss surfaces
    4562
    micro-gloss 85°
    for low gloss surfaces
    4567
    micro-gloss 45°
    for ceramic and plastic film
    4568
    micro-gloss 75°
    for paper and vinyl siding
  • Comes complete with
  • Glossmeter
    Holder with integrated calibration tile
    Traceable certificate
    USB-cable
    Software smart-chart for download
    Operating manual
    Battery
    Carrying case
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 4405
    USB-Cable
    4441
    Calibration Holder 20°
    for micro-gloss 20°
    4443
    Calibration Holder 60°
    for micro-gloss 60°
    4445
    Calibration Holder 85°
    for micro-gloss 85°
    4455
    Calibration Holder 45°
    for micro-gloss 45°
    4457
    Calibration Holder 75°
    for micro-gloss 75°
    4867
    smart-process Gloss
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
  • International Standards
  • ISO 2813, 7668
    ASTM D 523, D 2457
    DIN 67530
    JIS Z8741
  • Prices and Products
  • 4563
    micro-TRI-gloss
    geometry 20°, 60°, 85°
  • Comes complete with
  • Glossmeter
    Holder with integrated calibration tile
    Traceable certificate
    USB-cable
    Software smart-chart for download
    Operating manual
    Battery
    Carrying case
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 4405
    USB-Cable
    4447
    Calibration Holder TRI
    for micro-TRI-gloss
    4867
    smart-process Gloss
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
  • International Standards
  • Gloss
    ISO 2813
    ASTM D 523
    DIN 67530

    Thickness
    ISO 2178, 2360, 2808
    ASTM B499, D 1400
  • Prices and Products
  • 4564
    micro-TRI-gloss μ
    Gloss and thickness meter
  • Comes complete with
  • Glossmeter
    Calibration holder with certificate
    Zero standards Fe and NFe
    USB-cable
    Software smart-chart for download
    Operating manual
    Battery
    Carrying case
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 4405
    USB-Cable
    4449
    Calibration Holder
    for micro-TRI-gloss µ glossmeter
    4867
    smart-process Gloss
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products

    NEW micro-gloss S

    NEW micro-gloss XS

    NEW smart-chart Software

    Gloss meters for toughest specifications
    Small port for small parts
    The smart way to communicate
    • NEW: Improved repeatability and inter-instrument agreement for measurement of low gloss samples (< 20 gloss units)
    • For any material: paint, plastic, leather or mirror-like metals
    • TOP: Excellent repeatability and inter-instrument agreement guaranteed
    • Intelligent auto diagnosis guarantees always accurate readings
    • NEW: Brilliant color display
      easy to read -  easy to use

    • Statistics, Pass/Fail and Memory - ideal for QC and checks in the field
    • NEW: smart-chart software
      instant QC reports with trend graph and Pass/Fail limits

    • 60° geometry with 2x4 mm measuring area, ideal solution for small parts
    • 60° XS-S version with improved repeatability and inter-instrument agreement for low gloss samples (< 20 gloss units)
    • TOP: Excellent repeatability and inter-instrument agreement guaranteed
    • Intelligent auto diagnosis guarantees always accurate readings
    • Brilliant color display: easy to read -  easy to use
    • Statistics, Pass/Fail and Memory - ideal for QC and checks in the field
    • NEW: smart-chart software
      instant QC reports with trend graph and Pass/Fail limits


    smart-lab Gloss

      • Measure offline or online and get   professional QC-reports with data table and graph
      • Standard Management for setup of Pass - Warning - Fail limits
      • Manage gloss QC data in projects to show production process stability

      smart-process Gloss

      • Ideal for products with multiple
        measurement positions
      • Set-up organizers for menu guided test
        sequences and sample identification
      • The data are saved in a SQL data base which allows flexible data analysis with scorecard, trend report and SPC charts
    • International Standards
    • ISO 2813, 7668
      ASTM D 523, D 2457
      DIN 67530
      JIS Z8741
    • Prices and Products
    • 4565
      micro-gloss 60° S
      60° glossmeter
      4566
      micro-TRI-gloss S
      three angle glossmeter
    • Comes complete with
    • Glossmeter
      Holder with integrated calibration tile
      Traceable certificate
      USB-cable
      Software smart-chart for download
      Operating manual
      Battery
      Carrying case
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Accessories
    • 4405
      USB-Cable

      4443
      Calibration Holder 60°
      for micro-gloss 60°
      4447
      Calibration Holder TRI
      for micro-TRI-glss
      4867
      smart-process Gloss
      Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
    • International Standards
    • ISO 2813, 7668
      ASTM D 523, D 2457
      DIN 67530

    • Prices and Products
    • 4569
      micro-gloss 60° XS
      small port
      4570
      micro-gloss 60° XS-S
      S-Type with small port
    • Comes complete with
    • Glossmeter
      Holder with integrated calibration tile
      Traceable certificate
      USB-cable
      Software smart-chart for download
      Operating manual
      Battery
      Carrying case
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Accessories
    • 4405
      USB-Cable micro-gloss family

      4867
      smart-process Gloss
      Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
    • Prices and Products
    • 4866
      smart-lab Gloss
      Software for professional analysis and documentation in the laboratory
      4867
      smart-process Gloss
      Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
    • Comes complete with
    • Software via download

      System Requirements:
      Operating system Windows® 7 SP1 or 8.1,
      Microsoft® .NET Framework 4,
      Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz, i7 recommended, or equivalent
      Memory 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
      Hard-disk capacity min. 300 MB
      Monitor resolution 1280x1024 or higher
      Interface free USB-port
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Gloss Standards

      Sample Holder
      Round Dish - G

      Wet Drawdown Template - G 

      Traceable Reference Tiles for gloss meters
      Measurement of powdery or pasty products
      Measurement of wet drawdowns

      Gloss Standards 100 x 100 mm

      • Precision glass tiles
      • Can be used for any gloss meter
      • Available as black glass and mirror-type
      • Comes in protective case with traceable certificate

      Checking Standards for micro-gloss

      • Glass tiles fixed in aluminum track for exact positioning of the glossmeter
      • With included certificate - traceable to international institutes
      • Sample holder for micro-gloss
      • Repeatable measurements of powdery or pasty products in a sample dish (e.g. pressed powders, creamy eye shadows)
      • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics:
        - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
      • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
      • Customized adapter rings are offered to use the holder with custom specific sample dishes
      • Template for micro-gloss
      • Repeatable measurements of non-drying drawdowns (e.g. lipstick paste, liquid foundation)
      • Non-contact measurements ensure clean and fast handling:
        - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
      • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
    • Prices and Products
    • 4422
      Checking Standard micro 20°
      for AG-4440
      4462
      Checking Standard micro 60°
      for AG-4442
      4464
      Checking Standard micro 60° S
      for AG-4450
      4487
      Checking Standard micro 85°
      for AG-4444
      4434
      Checking Standard TRI
      for AG-4446
      4438
      Checking Standard micro-TRI S
      for AG-4452
      4433
      Checking Standard mirror, TRI
      for AG-4446
      4458
      Checking Standard micro 45°
      for AG-4454
      4459
      Checking Standard micro 75°
      for AG-4456
      4050
      High Gloss Standard
      Polished black glass tile, for 20, 60, 85°
      4051
      Semi Gloss Standard 20°
      20° value approx. 60 to 70 gloss units
      4052
      Semi Gloss Standard 60°
      60° value approx. 40 to 50 gloss units
      4053
      Semi Gloss Standard 85°
      85° value approx. 15 to 25 gloss units
      4056
      Mirror Gloss Standard
      High gloss, polished mirror, for 20°, 60°, 85°
      4057
      Special Gloss Standard
      Black glass tile, gloss value can be defined
      4058
      Special Mirror Standard
      Semi gloss, highly reflective, gloss value can be defined
    • Comes complete with
    • Checking standard 
      with traceable certificate
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Prices and Products
    • 4453
      Sample Holder Round Dish - G
      for micro-gloss
    • Comes complete with
    • Sample holder with adapter ring and 5 sample dishes ø 35.5 mm, height 4.5 mm
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Accessories
    • 6416
      Customized Adapter Rings
      5 adapter rings of various sizes; please specify diameter
    • Prices and Products
    • 4439
      Wet Drawdown Template - G
      for micro-gloss
      Dimensions: 10.0 x 17.0 cm (3.94 x 6.69 in.)
      Min. Film Width: 35 mm (1.38 in.)
      Max. Film Width: 80 mm (3.15 in.)
    • Specifications (PDF)
    • Sample Holder Cosmetics

      Lipstick Kit

      Nail Kit

      Measurement of small and/or curved products

      Measurement of lipsticks

        Measurement of artificial fingernails
        • Sample holder for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
        • Repeatable measurements of small and curved products (e.g. lipsticks, artificial fingernails)
        • Sample drawer for easy product placement
        • Secure positioning allows readings always at the same spot
        • No ambient light
        • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics
        • Special, exchangeable masks for color & gloss control
        • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
        • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of lipsticks
        • Prismatic clamp for inserting lipsticks with various diameters
        • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
        • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
        • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of artificial fingernails
        • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
        • Customizable for various nail shapes
      1. Prices and Products
      2. 6459
        Sample Holder Cosmetics
        for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
        Dimensions: 24 x 10 x 10 cm (9.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 in.)
        Weight: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)
      3. Comes complete with
      4. Sample holder with 3 exchangeable masks for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
      5. Specifications (PDF)
      6. Accessories
      7. 6461
        Lipstick Kit
        6462
        Nail Kit
        6463
        Nail Attachment
        6464
        Cylinder Kit
      8. Prices and Products
      9. 6461
        Lipstick Kit
        for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
        Max. diameter of lipstick compartment: 20.8 mm (0.82 in.)
      10. Specifications (PDF)
      11. Prices and Products
      12. 6462
        Nail Kit
        for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459); please provide sample nail for customization of holder
      13. Specifications (PDF)
      14. Accessories
      15. 6463
        Customized Nail Attachment
        for Nail Kit

        Cylinder Kit

        Measurement of cylindrical products
        • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
        • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of cylindrical products (e.g. hairspray cans)
        • Optimum form closure guarantees tight fit of inlays inside the holder
        • Customizable for various cylindrical shaped products
      16. Prices and Products
      17. 6464
        Cylinder Kit
        for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
        Max. length of cylinder: 229 mm (9.0 in.)
        Max. diameter of cylinder: 67 mm (2.6 in.)
        Please provide sample for customization of inlays
      18. Specifications (PDF)