BYK Additives & Instruments

New Transparency Meter

The objective standard for a clear view

Transparency of a product is influenced by the absorption and scattering behavior of the specimen. Visually transparency is described by two phenomena: Haze and Clarity. The haze-gard i haze meter measures all transparency parameters in one instrument: total transmission, haze and clarity. Additionally, it simultaneously displays the results according to the ASTM and ISO standard test methods. The outstanding precision and reliability of the haze-gard i, as well as its ease of use, have made the haze meter the standard for transparency measurement in the glass, plastic, film and packaging industries.

haze-gard i

Flexibility is the Answer

Onboard Analysis

The innovative view on transparency
Horizontal or vertical set-up
Measurement data can be analyzed directly in the haze-gard i
  • Complete transparency control by taking only one reading:
    - Total transmittance
    - Transmission haze
    - Clarity
  •  Simultaneous measurement of haze and transmission according to
    - ASTM D1003 – illuminants C and A
      Non-compensated method
    - ISO 13468 – illuminant D65
      Compensation method
  • Reference beam, self-diagnosis and enclosed optics ensure precise and reliable readings - any time
  • Automatic and long-term calibration allow easy and fast operation of the haze meter
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – long-term stable results for many years
  • Open measurement compartment – quickly change and position small and large samples
  • Versatile sample holder for films and sheets included
  • Foot switch for hands-free operation
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-lab haze software


Convenient sample handling for any application
  • Vertical alignment allows easy handling of liquids in a petri dish
  • Small footprint frees up bench space
  • Rotatable displayfor easy reading
  • Large color touch display with symbols to select menu functions and dedicated measurement button
  • Large instrument memory (5000 readings)
  • Complete statistics with average, min/max and standard deviation
  • Limit input for different product specifications and colorful Pass/Fail analysis

Professional connection - data transfer in multiple ways

  • Direct data transfer via USB-port to PC
  • Direct LAN connection to a network for further analysis in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Data saving on a USB-stick
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1003, D 1044
    ISO 13468, 14782
  • Prices and Products
  • 4775
    haze-gard i
  • Comes complete with
  • Hazemeter
    Guide carriage for sample holders
    Clarity calibration standard
    Traceable certificate
    Foot switch and power cable
    USB-cable and LAN-cable
    smart-lab haze software on CD with License Key (2 licenses)
    Operating manual
    Training

    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: 1280 x 1024 pixel or higher
    Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port or network access
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 4784
    Thin Film Holder, for 4775

    4785
    Taber Abrasion Holder, for 4775

    4786
    Cuvette Table, for 4775

    4788
    Sample holder, for 4775

    Thin Film Holder

    Taber Abrasion Holder

    Cuvette Table

    Transparency measurement of thin films
    Taber-Haze: determine abrasion resistance of transparent materials
    Transparency measurement of liquid materials
    • Reliable measurement of thin films with a special holder
    • Easy handling of samples and alignment of holder

    • Easy handling and reliable measurement of Taber abrasion samples
    • Exact positioning of the abraded track in the measurement beam of the haze meter
    • Table for fast and easy placement of cuvettes for liquids
    • Cuvettes with various, defined path length available
  • Prices and Products
  • 4784
    Thin Film Holder, for 4775
    Text only: Special holder for very thin films
  • Comes complete with
  • Thin film holder with assembly set
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 4785
    Taber Abrasion Holder, for 4775
    Text only: For evaluation of abrasion resistance with the hazemeter
  • Comes complete with
  • Taber holder with assembly set
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 4786
    Cuvette Table, for 4775
    Text only: For measurement of liquids
  • Comes complete with
  • Cuvette table with assembly set
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6180
    Cuvette for Liquids, 2.5 mm
    6182
    Cuvette for Liquids, 5 mm
    6183
    Cuvette for Liquids, 10 mm
    6189
    Cuvette for Liquids, 20 mm

    Transparency Standards

    smart-lab haze Software

    Traceable Reference Standards for Haze, Clarity and Total Transmittance
    Comprehensive data analysis software - anything is possible
    • Reference for regular performance control of the haze meter
    • Various standards available
    • Comes in protective case with traceable certificate
    • Product specifications are defined in standard management by setting up product groups with Pass/Fail limits
    • Products can be measured online with instant display of QC reports: Data table with statistic and line graph including Pass/Fail coloring
    • Data management in projects using trend reports to show production process stability
    • Product specs and projects can be transferred to haze-gard i and vice versa
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 1003, ISO 13468, 14782
  • Prices and Products
  • 4776
    Clarity Calibration Standard, for 4775

    4777
    Clarity Reference Standard, for 4775
    4790
    Haze Standard 1, for 4775
    4791
    Haze Standard 5, for 4775

    4792
    Haze Standard 10, for 4775

    4793
    Haze Standard 20, for 4775

    4794
    Haze Standard 30, for 4775

    4795
    Haze Standard Set, for 4775

    4778
    Transmittance Standard 10, for 4775

    4779
    Transmittance Standard 30, for 4775

    4780
    Transmittance Standard 50, for 4775

    4781
    Transmittance Standard 70, for 4775

    4782
    Transmittance Standard 90, for 4775

    4783
    Transmittance Standard Set, for 4775

  • Comes complete with
  • Standard in protective case with traceable certificate
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 4865
    BYKWARE smart-lab haze
    Text only: Software for professional analysis and documentation
  • Comes complete with
  • Software on CD with license key (2 licenses)

    Note: License fee for more than two installations is quantity dependent. Please contact your local BYK-Gardner Representative.

    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: 1280 x 1024 pixel or higher
    Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port or network access