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 04/2019 - 7th Edition 

Thank you for 50,000 micro-gloss

BYK-Gardner celebrated the production of the 50,000th unit of their well known 2nd generation micro-gloss family. This is a joyful event to thank you all, dear customers, for your trust and confidence in our quality!

What does a pink flamingo have in common with a baby?

Young flamingos are born with a white downy plumage. Over time, the white color turns into pink. On their daily menu you will find seaweed and lots of small crustaceans containing the color pigment carotenoid. Exactly that pigment can be found in their plumage. 

Babies are not known for their appetite for seaweed - but what exactly do they have in common with flamingos?

 12/2018 - 6th Edition

The Secret of Colors

Colors have a magical impact on the human psychic: red is beguiling, blue is soothing, black triggers humility. 

Where do colors come from, how does the human being deal with it and what role did they play in former times? The Harvard University of Cambridge near Boston has collected more than 2500 pigments in its archives. The art museums of this university have released an “atlas of rare and common colors”. It points out how the world became colorful; following is a brief array of popular shades and tones.                                                                                                  

 06/2018 - 5th Edition 

Наблюдение и измерение продуктов в правильном свете

Пестрая смесь оттенков, вероятно, хорошо подходит для лоскутных одеял, но совершенно нежелательна для нового холодильника в Вашем доме. Независимо от того, является ли многокомпонентное изделие белым, черным или цветным, гармоничность деталей при различном освещении является значимым критерием качества продукции. Как убедиться, что цвета визуально не отличаются друг от друга, опираясь на результаты объективных измерений?

Белые ночи в Санкт-Петербурге 

"Была чудная ночь, такая ночь, которая разве только и может быть тогда, когда мы молоды, любезный читатель“ – так начинается повесть Ф.М. Достоевского «Белые ночи». Во время белых ночей солнце исчезает за горизонтом всего лишь на краткий миг, и практически вся ночь состоит из сумерек. Это особенное время в Санкт-Петербурге, но также и в других странах мира существуют свои “белые ночи” и отмечаются они по-разному.

 04/2018 - 4th Edition 

Expanded production site for new product production and global technical service

A new floor with approx.1.800 m² was added to the production site in Geretsried. During the construction phase we were faced with a challenging color and appearance harmony task to ensure the new floor will match the existing floors.

 12/2017 -  3. Edition

Wenn weißer Schnee in Farben funkelt

Einzelne Eiskristalle sind durchsichtig. Gerade diese Eigenschaft lässt Schnee weiß erscheinen - und unter den richtigen Bedigungen sogar bunt glitzern.

 09/2017 - 2nd Edition 

A journey into the history of gloss measurement

It all started in the early 1900 with visual tools such as fan deck cards in various gloss shades for comparison purposes. And today high tech gloss meters objectively measure gloss with highest accuracy, miniaturized design and intelligent diagnosis functions to prevent handling faults- essential for reliable gloss communication.

Why the sky actually is not blue

According to physicists, the sky ought to be violet. The great Isaac Newton was not always right. He assumed that water vapor or water droplets in the atmosphere color the sky blue. Today, physicists have learned that the air molecules themselves are responsible for the coloring of the sky. Mistakenly, however, their theories predict a violet coloring. With the understanding of the human color perception it is explained why the color of the sky is perceived blue by the human being.

 06/2017 - 1st Edition

A trip into the Green

It is the color for the spring, but also symbolizes envy inexperience. Green is found throughout nature, it stands worldwide for all that keeps traffic rolling, but hardly anyone is buying a green car.