Written by Dennis Zielinski

Colour measurement – Textile Sample Presentation by HunterLab

“There are a variety of
techniques that can be used
in presenting textiles samples
to ensure valid, repeatable
color measurements.“

 

Abstract

The goal of instrumental color measurement is to
obtain repeatable numeric values that correspond
to visual assessment. The method of sample
preparation, sample presentation and instrument
geometry used for measurement can impact
measurement precision and the correlation of the
measurement to visual assessment.

 

SAMPLE PREPARATION

One color measurement method for fiber or yarn wound on a cone or bobbin is to measure the
fiber directly. In this case no sample preparation is required. However, a positioning device is typically
used at the instrument measuring port to consistently present the wound fiber to the instrument (discussed
further under Sample Presentation).
A second method is to prepare a wad of random fibers large enough such that light cannot
penetrate through it and place it inside a container with a window in the bottom. Place a specified
weight on top of the yarn and measure through the glass. A more consistent and optimal method
would be to use a compression cell in which a specified amount of yarn by weight
is placed in a sample cup and a consistent air pressure is applied to a piston to compresses
the yarn tightly against the cup window. Using consistent pressure is important since a consistent
yarn density is needed for repeatable color measurements. As the yarn is being measured
through a glass interface, the instrument will measure the sample as a duller color than it
actually is. Methods of compensating for glass will be discussed in Sample Presentation.
Another method that gives measurements that correlate well with visual assessment is to wind
the yarn closely and parallel on a card to a sufficient thickness to prevent show-through.
Commercial cardwinders are available for this purpose to ensure consistent tension and a constant
number of windings. Tension must be consistent on the card but not so high as to cause the yarn to
stretch. The card should have enough stiffness that it does not bend when the yarn is wound on it. If the
card is bent when the yarn is wound, the front side will give a different measurement than will the back.
The card can be made of paper board, plastic or metal and should be a uniform and neutral in color.
Ensure that paper board or plastic cards do not contain UV fluorescing agents.

Skeins of yarn can be prepared by clamping or taping one end to the edge of a rigid
backing material, stretching the skein across the form keeping the strands of yarn parallel and
clamping or taping to the other edge of the form. Commercially available skein holders can
be used for this purpose. The yarn can also be knitted into a sock for
measurement. Since a knitted sock is flat, it can be measured without a support or compression
device. A disadvantage is that knits tend to easily stretch which causes the opacity of the fabric
to vary. Variation in tension will cause the holes in the fabric to change size, and allow more or
less light to pass through. When this occurs, the measurement instrument will “see” more or less of
the sample backing material and will give varying measurement results. When necessary to increase
the opacity of the sample,the knitted sock can be folded into multiple layers. The number of
layers can be increased until the reading does not change significantly.
However as can happen with thicker socks, the sample may “pillow” or protrude into the
measurement port of the instrument. In addition, Knitted socks may have distinct lines or textures
which can effect measurement repeatability. Averaging techniques can be used to minimize this
problem and will be discussed later in this paper.

 

SAMPLE PRESENTATION

Sample presentation to the instrument can effect the measurement results in terms of both
the measurement value obtained as well as the repeatability of the measurement. In the case of
yarn measurement the primary areas of concern are consistency of sample presentation, sample
pillowing and sample directionality.
If a cone or package of yarn is being measured directly with a portable or bench instrument,

it is important that a positioning device be used to reproducibly position the sample at
the instrument measuring port. This is because the sample is curved and does not lie flat on the
sample port and thus does not completely fill the port. Any position change by rocking the cone slightly
in either direction would cause a reading change. By using a cradle-shaped positioning device at the
instrument sample port, having a radius similar to the cone or bobbin, will position the sample consistently for
measurement.
When measuring yarn wound on a card or skein holder, measuring a knitted sock of the yarn sample and
in some cases measuring the yarn cone or package, sample pillowing may occur. This occurs when the
sample is so thick and soft that it protrudes into the instrument sample port causing poor measurement
repeatability. The magnitude of this problem depends on the optical characteristics of the instrument being
used as well as the sample being measured. When pillowing is a problem the sample can be measured by
pressing it against the instrument equipped with a glass sample port. This will typically give more repeatable
results. As previously mentioned, since the yarn is being measured through a glass interface, the instrument
will measure the sample as a duller color than it actually is. This is because glass causes low reflectance
values to be higher, and high reflectance values to be lower. For quality control applications when the color
difference is being measured and the “standard” was measured the same way, the error introduced by the
glass is less significant. However accuracy can be improved by calibrating the instrument through glass, or
when a higher absolute accuracy of measurement is desired, a glass correction can be used. This equation
is for sphere (d/8°) geometry instrumentation with the specular component included.

Glass Correction Factor = Rλ = (Rg + Tc – 1.0)/(Rg + Tc – 1.0 – (Td * Rg) + Td)

where:
• Rg = measured %R behind glass
• Tc = transmittance of glass to collimated light (normally equal to 0.92 for glass with a refractive
index of 1.50 and no absorption)
• Td = transmittance of glass to diffuse light (nominally equal to 0.87 for glass as described above)
• Rλ = corrected % reflectance with no glass

Most yarn samples will have some level of directionality. Directionality is when the sample
has distinct lines or texture that when measured at different angles of rotation, yield varying results.
Averaging multiple placements of the sample with a 90 degree rotation between readings will
minimize the effect of directionality.

 

SAMPLE AVERAGING

Averaging multiple readings of samples can compensate for variations in pillowing, directionality,
nonuniformity as well as other variables that occur when measuring yarn. Ideally, multiple preparations of
the sample will be measured and averaged. However in production environments the ideal approach is not
always followed. As a minimum, one production sample should be measured and averaged in groups of 2
(2, 4, 6…) for each measurement with a 90 degree rotation between each reading.
For card wound and knitted samples it is not suitable to simply place the sample on the port and rotate the
sample without removing it as there will be no averaging of the variation in pillowing and non-uniform color
within the sample. The best approach is to take and average several readings of the sample for multiple
preparations or at multiple positions and at multiple angles of rotation. An appropriate sampling number for
each significantly different yarn type should be determined. One approach is to determine a statisticallysound
sampling number. This can be done by first selecting a representative sample of the product…

GEOMETRY

Color measurement instrument geometry generally falls into one of two categories – a diffuse d/8° sphere
geometry or a directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° geometry. For sphere instruments, the source light is projected
into the sphere and is diffused by the sphere coating. This diffused light is incident on the sample and
the light reflected at 8° is measured. Typically sphere instruments include the specular component in the
measurement and have a 25 mm (1 inch) diameter sample port. For 45°/0° geometry instruments the light
source illuminates the sample at 45° and the light reflected at 0° (normal to the surface) is measured. The
45°/0° geometry excludes the specular component and frequently have measurement ports that are
50 mm (2 inch) in diameter giving a better optical average of the sample. The following table gives the
recommended instrument geometry for the various yarn sample preparation methods.
Cone or Bobbin Package – Directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° geometry
Loose Fiber Compressed Against Glass – Diffuse d/8° Sphere or Directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° geometry
Card Wind – Diffuse d/8° Sphere or Directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° geometry
Skein Holder – Diffuse d/8° Sphere or Directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° geometry
Knitted Sock – Directional 45°/0° or 0°/45° is best; Diffuse d/8° Sphere is suitable

Conclusion

When measuring yarn it is important to select samples appropriately, use an
established measurement method, and handle the sample in a consistent manner.
1. Choose samples that are representative of the product
2. Prepare samples in the same manner each time
3. Present the samples to the instrument in a repeatable manner
4. When possible make multiple preparations of the sample and average the results
5. Remember that the measured results depend on sample preparation and
presentation of the sample as well as the instrument geometry

References

AATCC, Color Technology in the Textile Industry, Second Edition.
Hunter, Richard S., and Harold, Richard W., The Measurement of
Appearance, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, NY USA 1987.
SAE J1545, Instrumental Color Difference Measurement for Exterior
Finishes, Textiles and Colored Trim.

About Hunterlab

HunterLab, the first name in color measurement, provides ruggedly dependable, consistently
accurate, and cost effective color measurement solutions. With over 6 decades of experience
in more than 65 countries, HunterLab applies leading edge technology to measure and
communicate color simply and effectively. The company offers both diffuse/8° and a complete
line of true 45º/0º optical geometry instruments in portable, bench-top and production in-line
configurations. HunterLab, the world’s true measure of color.

 

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Written by Dennis Zielinski

Welcome to the Cromocol website

Hi and welcome to our new website. It has taken us some time to prepare it and it is still not 100% finalized, but we hope to have most of our products on it with in a few months. Hope you’ll enjoy it and please leave us a comment if you have any questions or requests.

Best Regards,

Dennis Zielinski

Written by Dennis Zielinski

The new Atlas Weather-Ometer®; Ci4400

For over 100 years, Atlas instruments have revolutionized the science of weather durability testing. The new Atlas Ci4400 Weather-Ometer® is our most advanced instrument yet providing easy and effortless operation, unmatched uniformity, increased capacity and a sleeker design, delivering unparalleled value and performance.

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Written by Dennis Zielinski

New SMART Spectrophotometer from HunterLab

Aeros, The world’s only SMART color measurement spectrophotometer

With new innovative SMART features like Auto Height Positioning, a rotating sample platform providing the largest sample area measurement in the world, large touch-screen display, and smart communications, the innovative Aeros is the best way for you to measure the color of irregularly shaped/textured product samples. Products like coffee beans, powders, plastic pellets, even industrial minerals are a snap for Aeros to measure.

Combining patent pending non-contact measurement methodology with auto height positioning, a rotating sample platform, and EasyMatch Essentials®-our exclusive on-board color quality control software that offers all the color indices and metrics you need; Aeros is the complete smart color measurement system.

In addition, HunterLab’s innovative Remote Access Support (RAS) offers unparalleled technical and diagnostic support long after the sale.

Learn more about the instrument here: Aeros

Written by Dennis Zielinski

News pre 2016

2015-10-02 10:41:50

New groundbreaking combo from Bio-Logic

Bio-Logic is pleased to announce that their high-end modular scanning electrochemical workstation M470 can now be interfaced and used with the SP-300, creating one of the most versatile systems on the market.

Click here for more info

 

2015-09-17 13:58:13

Fundamentals of Weathering, 27-28 of October + New Co-worker

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden together with Cromocol Scandinavia, Atlas MTT’s agent in Sweden, Norway and Finland, take pleasure in inviting you to participate in seminars on weathering durability testing. Professional instructors from Atlas Material Testing Technology hold the course Fundamentals of Weathering worldwide.

Click here for more info. 


We would also like to welcome our new colleague Robin Andersson. Robin will be working at our service department, mainly with products from Atlas and Aralab. He already has extensive experience in service, calibration and technical support; so he will have alot to contribute with to our continuously growing business. You will find his contact information under “Contact us” among the shortcuts to the right.

2015-09-11 14:08:17

New Glossmeter from Zehntner

 

  • The very first glossmeter featuring a 2.4” touchscreen display for measurement of all gloss ranges from matt to high gloss up to 2‘000 GU
  • A precision milled monoblock optic ensures stable and reliable gloss measurements
  • Direct access to measurement data in csv-format without requiring software thanks to USB device functionality
  • Features single, multiple and even continuous scan gloss measurements
  • Continuous gloss statistics (average, standard deviation, max., min.)
  • Easy to use multi-language menu guidance
  • Measuring system with high long-term stability ensures constant measuring accuracy and thus reliable measuring results; automatic self-diagnosis avoids mismeasurements
  • Versatile measuring and data analysis software „ZehntnerTools” with additional features, free of charge

 

2015-07-22 11:44:18

Bio-Logic introduces the new VSP-300

Bio-Logic SAS are introducing their latest potentiostat/galvanostat-innovation of the instrument VSP-300. Compared to the old version the new one is half the size, 33,7 x 25,4 x 51,7 cm, and has a more optimized ventilation due to the chassis design. The footprint on the working desk is two times smaller than the previous chassis and the fan can work on lower speed due to the better ventilation. It has also been equipped with a new handle so that the user easily can carry the instrument. The specification for the new VSP-300 is available in the brand new product brochure, containing the Bio-Logic product range. Check it out on the link below.

Link to the new product brochure here: Brochure

 

2015-06-17 09:35:39

World Class Plant Research

Swedish only:
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/akademiska_hus_ab/pressreleases/ny-klimatanlaeggning-foer-vaextforskning-i-vaerldsklass-byggs-i-alnarp-996076

 

2015-05-25 09:31:06

Aralab Plant Cultivation Chamber

Incase you’ve missed our top nodge plant growing chambers from Aralab, make sure to check them out right away.

Buying a chamber now will include free installation and training.

For mor info, please contact; andreas@cromocol.se

 

 

2015-01-20 10:24:19

SDL Atlas Launches 2nd Generation Moisture Management Tester

SDL Atlas, a global leader in textile testing solutions, is excited to introduce the 2nd
generation of the MMT® Moisture Management Tester. The new design offers an attractive
new look while incorporating several improvements.

The open design for the test area allows the use of larger samples and even a portion of a completed garment to be tested. It also makes routine cleaning of the test sensors easier. The metal housing makes the instrument more robust, while a new motorized upper sensor and sample positioning light make the test procedure even simpler.

“While the MMT has been around for a number of years, it is still considered an innovative test instrument,” said Chuck Lane, president of SDL Atlas. “We feel the improvements in this 2nd generation model will make the MMT a feature instrument in any laboratory.”

The SDL Atlas MMT measures the moisture management properties of knitted, woven, and nonwoven fabrics by measuring the liquid transport through a fabric and on both faces. Measurements include absorption rate, one-way transport, wetting time of top and bottom faces, maximum wetted radius on both surfaces, and an overall moisture management capacity.

“Today’s performance-driven markets require vendors to provide products that adequately transport moisture throughout the structure in order to keep the wearer comfortable,” said John Crocker, SDL Atlas Business Development Manager. “Vertical and Horizontal wicking tests historically used in the industry simply do not provide enough information to make a realistic claim for the market.”

 

2014-12-19 12:36:30

Cromocol Expands SDL Atlas Distribution Partnership

Press release
SDL Atlas, a global leader in textile testing solutions, is pleased to announce that Cromocol Scandinavia is now the exclusive distributor for SDL Atlas in Finland, and the Baltic States. This is an expansion of their previous partnership with SDL Atlas as the exclusive distributor for SDL Atlas instruments and consumables in Sweden and Norway.

“We are pleased that Cromocol has elected to expand their distribution partnership with us,” said Rick Stanford, SDL Atlas General Manager. “Cromocol has been an excellent partner for SDL Atlas in Europe and we look forward to this new, increased relationship to benefit both companies and our customers.”

Cromocol, with headquarters in Borås, Sweden, has served Scandinavia since the mid-1940s. Their primary focus is on supplying instruments and test equipment for material testing and quality control to a number of industries including textiles, automotive and plastics.

SDL Atlas is committed to providing customers confidence in standard based testing. With offices and experts in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China, plus agents serving over 100 countries, SDL Atlas is ready to support its customers with instruments, equipment, consumables, and services anywhere in the world.

Source: http://www.sdlatlas.com/news/80/Cromocol-Scandinavia-Expands-SDL-Atlas-Distributio

 

2014-12-19 12:31:47

New Supplier: Bio-Logic Sience Instruments

 

2014-07-16 08:51:14

New spectrophotometer from Hunterlab

D25 NC Evolutionary. Revolutionary. Combining its unique automated motion with the ability to measure and average up to 5 readings per second, the D25 NC is unsurpassed in its ability to accurately measure large, irregular shaped samples of any type. From beans and chips, to plastic pellets, the D25 NC is the ultimate choice for color measurement.

 

2014-05-30 10:26:30

Thanks to all of our visitors and suppliers for a wonderful exhibition!

 

2014-05-21 15:10:24

Atlas Can Help You Make the Right Decisions

 

2014-01-17 13:00:41

Many thanks to all the participants of the Fundamentals of Weathering 2013

 

2014-01-17 12:53:51

Ascott launches two new corrosion sizes

Ascott launches two new sizes of its corrosion chambers, 1.300 and 2.600 litre versions.

These chambers will be available as salt spray and cyclic corrosion as well as Atmosfär edition for Volvo/Ford/VDA testing.

 

2013-12-18 09:24:59

The Xenotest 440 is a highly versatile xenon weathering instrument for a variety of materials. Designed for fast and economical testing, the Xenotest 440 utilizes XenoLogic™, a revolutionary new twin-lamp operating technology which enables high irradiance levels of 120 W/m2 of total UV radiation.
In addition, XenoLogic provides extended lamp service life.
With this new technology, the two xenon lamps combined can last over 4000 hours under standard testing levels of 40-60 W/m2.

For additional information please contact us at: info@cromocol.se

 

2013-12-04 08:32:00

Hunterlab ColorFlex EZ Coffee

Hunterlab now launches a new version of of its ColorFlex EZ, specifically built to meet and excced customer needs in measuring the color of roasted coffee grounds.

Coffee color scales provided in the firmware;
– HunterLab Coffee Color Index (HCCI)
– SCAA Number
– SCAA Roast Classification

 

2013-12-04 08:18:34

Ascott Atmosfär now also available in 2600 litre size.

Our new Ascott Atmosfär corrosion chamber for tests acc. to Volvo VICT, ACT, ACTII etc. is now also available in a bigger size of 2600 litre; andreas@cromocol.se

 

 

2013-08-26 15:31:37

Fundamentals of Weathering the 29-30th of October

Fundamentals of Weathering I and II
Seminars on weathering durability testing techniques

October 29 and October 30, 2013 at SP, Borås, Sweden

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden together with Cromocol Scandinavia, Atlas MTT’s agent in Sweden, Norway and Finland, take pleasure in inviting you to participate in seminars on weathering durability testing. Professional instructors from Atlas Material Testing Technology hold the course Fundamentals of Weathering worldwide.

Invitation Fundamentals of Weathering

 

2013-08-14 15:20:04

Atlas SunSpots now as a free e-version

Register at, http://atlasmtt.com/sunspotssubscribe
To keep updated on the latest news, innovations and weathering instruments

2013-08-12 13:59:57

SDL-Atlas launches a new FTT Fabric Touch Tester

SDL-Atlas launches a new FTT Fabric Touch Tester.

The FTT is an innovative instrument capable of measuring the five parameters associated with hand in a simple three minute test. These five parameters are heatflux, temperature, pressure, friction, and displacement. In a single test, the FTT measures fabric thickness, compression, bending, shearing, surface friction and roughness, and themal properties. The software takes all of this data and converts it into objective measurements and graphs. This information can be used to communicate hand requirements through the supply chain in a faster and objective method. Prior to the FTT, the only instrumented means of achieving these results was the Kawabata system which is expensive, very technical, and time consuming. The FTT now makes hand measurement available to all levels of the textile industry.

 

2013-08-12 13:43:27

DigiEye is now approved for BS EN ISO 105-A11:2012

DigiEye now complies with:

ISO Standard; BS EN ISO 105-A11:2012. Textiles – Tests for colour fastness. Part A11; Determination of colour fastness grades by digital imaging techniques.

 

2013-07-16 09:00:26

OFFER; Suntest CPS+

We are currently having a promotional offer for the new CPS+. Order your new instrument before 2013-09-30 and you will recieve a 10% unit discount, along with a free optical filter (of your choice) as well as two free lamps.

Learn more about the CPS+ here.

 

2013-06-07 13:41:30

New Viscometers at Cromocol

 

2013-04-30 14:08:46

Visit our booth at the Scandinavian Coatings Show

 

2013-04-12 14:22:36

Trade-In Offer

Take the opportunity to trade in your old instruments and get a discount when purchasing new ones from us. The offer covers instruments from SDL-atlas, HunterLab, Ascott, Erichsen och Atlas among others.

 

2013-04-05 08:38:15

Online Color Measurement – Spectra Trend

 

2013-03-25 08:31:44

New Comercial from Zehntner

 

2013-03-12 10:52:07

New website for color measurement

Please take the time to visit our new website, HunterLab Sverige, and learn more about colour measurement.
Just click on the image below.

 

2013-02-01 14:41:09

Seminar about colour theory and measurement 9-10th of April

 

2012-11-19 14:27:39

New SunTest CPS+ from Atlas

 

2012-11-19 09:02:30

New Coating Thickness Gauge LAYERCHECK 750 USB

Coating Thickness Gauge LAYERCHECK 750 USB

 

2012-10-11 11:15:22

Aralab, new partner

 

Cromocol are happy to announce that we now represent Aralab
and their full range of climatic chambers. Read more about
their products on our products section.

 

2012-08-23 14:45:49

HunterLab spectrophotometer at ScanLab in Copenhagen on 25-27 September

Our range of HunterLab spectrophotometer will be shown during ScanLab in Copenhagen on 25-27 September. You will find us in booth C2-021B.
Wellcome!

http://www.scanlab.dk/

2012-08-23 14:33:27

 

Ascott have introduced an iPad application for wireless monitoring
of chamber variables such as temperature, humidity and salt fog fall-out rate* within the latest suffix ‘iP’ corrosion test chambers.

This application is available as a download via the iTunes website and the code to configure it is available to existing customers from the Ascott website.

For a limited period, to promote our new Electronic Catchpots, which can also be supplied with suffix ‘iP’ chambers, Ascott are offering a free Apple iPad & pre-paid iTunes voucher for the application, with every new order for Electronic Catchpots received at the full price.

 

2012-04-25 08:24:16

VeriVide – Conditioning Cabinet

 

 

2012-03-16 08:21:28

Cromocol catalogue 2012

 

 

2012-03-07 08:54:37

Atlas Ci Weather-Ometers

We could now offer a few Atlas Ci Weather-Ometers at demo price.
If interested please contact us at; info@cromocol.se

Atlas Promotion

 

2012-01-31 14:11:30

Visit us at Elmia Polymer the 8-11th of May

We will show our instruments at Elmia Polymer in Jönköping, Sweden the 8-11th of May.
You are welcome to visit us and our suppliers in booth B07:30, to have a look at the latest news in material testing.

 

2012-01-18 08:46:23

New DigiEye

Verivide introduces a new DigiEye, with both new hardware and software.
For more information please contact us at info@cromocol.se

 

2012-01-17 14:33:16

Ascott Cyclic Corrosion Test Chamber – Demo unit

We now offer 1pc of Ascott CC450iP Cyclic Corrosion Chamber at a demo price.
The chamber is brand new and will only be used as a demo at our booth during the Elmia Polymer exhibition the 8-11th of May 2012.
For more information please contact us at info@cromocol.se

 

 

2011-11-28 10:24:32

Ascott CorroSalt

 Price: 1.488 SEK per 25kg barrel of CorroSalt

 

 

2011-11-28 08:18:22

Zehntner introduces new retroreflectometer

 

 

2011-10-21 08:23:00

HunterLab Online-Color Measurement

 

2011-10-07 09:59:05

New Universal Hardness Tester

Innovatest now introduce a new universal hardness tester with an integrated high resolution camera allows a fast, accurate and user independent Brinell & Vickers measurement.

 

 

2011-09-30 13:52:06

Cromocol are proud to present Ascott Analytical Equipment Limited as its new supplier of Corrosion Testing Instruments

 

 

2011-09-09 08:56:17

Check out our new app for iPad and iPhone

http://itunes.apple.com/se/app/cromocol/id452830532?mt=8

 

2011-08-19 10:25:58

New Stone Hammer Blow Test Instrument

Erichsen now introduce a new Stone Hammer Blow Test Instrument,
Multi Grit Tester Mod. 508 acc.to VDA and SAE standards

 

 

2011-07-08 13:07:39

New Retroreflectometer from Zehntner

Zehntner ZRM 6006 Retroreflectometer RL/Qd

 

 

2011-05-27 14:33:17

Universal Sheet Metal Testing Machine Mod. 145

 

2011-05-24 10:17:27

New Physimeter from Erichsen

Physimeter 906 USB

 

2011-05-03 11:31:40

We are proud to introduce HunterLab as our new supplier

Cromocol now offers HunterLabs wide range of instruments for color measurement and quality control

 

2011-02-04 09:39:57

Vi ställer ut på Industrimässorna i Malmö, den 13-14 April.

Vi ställer ut på Industrimässorna i Malmö, den 13-14 April.
Besök oss gärna i monter P102 för att ta del av det senaste inom produktutveckling och produktdesign!


2011-02-04 08:59:26

New Dissolver from Erichsen GmbH

Leaflet Dissolver Erichsen

 

2011-01-20 11:19:27

Innovatest Advanced Material Testing Solutions

Cromocol now cooperates with Innovatest for the Scandinavian Countries.

INNOVATEST® develops & manufactures hardness testing instruments, accessories and machine vision systems as well as tester automation. The company further supplies a range of optical instruments such as microscopes, profile projectors, vision measuring systems, roughness testers, wall thickness testers, coating thickness gauges, vibration meters and other quality assurance instruments

 

2011-01-11 16:49:02

Instrument for testing of

Leaflet Performance Textiles

 

2010-12-16 13:27:10

Thermal Shrinkage Tester TST 510 Lenzing-Instruments

Leaflet Thermal Shrinkage Tester TST 510

 

2010-12-13 15:25:21

Ozone Exposure Chamber

Leaflet Ozone Test Chamber

 

2010-12-10 13:46:27

Food & Beverage Test Expo

 

2010-12-10 13:34:07

Scratch Test Station acc. to BMW/ERICHSEN

 

2010-11-29 14:29:43

Nonwovens Orientation System

The fiber orientation and its distribution along and across the machine direction is of crucial
importance for web characteristics such as strength, tenacity and working capacity.
This demand for accurate monitoring of the fiber orientation is given by NOS 200,
which offers online or offline inspection of the web.
Out of the detected distribution of the fiber orientation, the relation of the strength along and across the web can be estimated.

 

2010-10-19 13:56:40

New Bursttester from SDL-Atlas

Leaflet Pnuburst

 

2010-10-19 13:55:14

New Sweating Guarded Hotplate from SDL-Atlas

 

 

2010-10-18 11:48:27

Precision Thickness Gauge SDLAtlas

 

2010-10-18 11:24:38

New Glossmeter from Erichsen for small specimens

Gloss meter with round aperture 3 mm dia. for measurement on small specimens, with a geometry of 60°, consisting of:

  • gloss sensor with battery, LD-display and USB interface
  • by 150 gloss units automatically reversing measuring ranges 0 – 150 gloss units and 150 – 1000 gloss units
  • high gloss standard
  • circular cell LR03
  • USB cable
  • lens cloth
  • operating instructions
  • transport case

 

2010-10-18 11:10:44

new

Leaflet 606Basic

 

2010-10-15 10:03:04

New Martinedale from SDL-Atlas

New Marinedale from SDL-Atlas with color touchscreen!

 

2010-09-21 10:31:12

Coatmaster 510

Microprocessor controlled Film Applicator and Drying Time Recorder, with free adjustable drawing-down speed in the range of 0.1 – 19.9 / 20 – 100 mm/s as well as free adjustable dryness test time in the range of 0.1 – 19.9 / 20 – 108 min/cm, with integrated ejector (vaccum function to fix the substrates using by vacuum suction plates), including paint collection trough.
Power supply: 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz via wide-range power supply unitx.

 

 

2010-05-03 13:23:47

Photovoltaic

 

2009-10-27 14:11:09

DigiEye – New Leaflet

 

2009-10-07 13:59:10

SDL-Atlas MMT according to AATCC TM 195

Standardized Moisture Management Test Method now available from AATCC.
AATCC Test Method (TM) 195-2009, Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics

 

2009-10-07 10:59:50

New UV-Tester from Atlas

We now introduce the new UV-Tester from Atlas Material Testing

 

2009-10-06 13:37:28

New Suntest XLS+