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Why measure gloss?

Time:Jun 02,2016  Posted By:3nh
Gloss meter is as important as colour when considering the psychological impact of products on a consumer, so gloss meter is to help control gloss levels quality.
Gloss is an aspect of the visual perception of objects that is as important as colour when considering the psychological impact of products on a consumer. It has been defined as the attribute of surfaces that causes them to have shiny or lustrous, metallic appearance. The more direct light is reflected, the more obvious will be the impression of gloss.
 
Gloss is measured by focusing on the reflected image and not by focusing on the surface. Eyesight and mood have a decisive role in the visual judgment. Also, important is what our eye is focused on. We evaluate a surface by focusing our eye on a reflected image of a light source.
 
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The gloss of a surface can be greatly influenced by a number of factors, for example the smoothness achieved during polishing, the amount and type of coating applied or the quality of the substrate. Manufacturers design their products to have maximum appeal- highly reflective car body panels, gloss magazine covers or satin black designer furniture.
 
In order to guarantee a reliable and practical quality assurance it is necessary to define appearance with objective, measurable criteria. Accurate characterization of appearance does not only help to control quality, but improves quality and optimizes manufacturing processes.
 
It is important therefore that gloss levels are achieved consistently on every product or across different batches of products. Gloss can also be a measure of quality of a surface, for instance a drop in the gloss of a coated surface may indicate problems with its cure- leading to other failures such as poor adhesion or lack of protection for the coated surface.
 
It is for these reasons that many manufacturing industries monitor the gloss of their products, from cars, printing and furniture to food, pharmaceuticals and consumer electronics.
 
For measuring surface gloss, we have two series - NHG touch screen gloss meter and HG economic gloss meter. 
 
 
 
Our gloss meter universally apply to paint, ink, stoving varnish, coating, wood products; marble, granite, vitrified polished tile, pottery brick and porcelain; plastic, paper; hardware industries, etc. for gloss measurement and gloss data transmission.