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HunterLab HunterLab instruments duplicate how our eyes see color. They measure your product color and give numerical values that correlate to what you see. These objective measurements optimize the confidence of your quality decisions. HunterLab expertise and
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HunterLab instruments duplicate how our eyes see color. Our spectrophotometers measure your product color and give numerical values that correlate to what you see. These objective measurements optimize the confidence of your quality decisions. HunterLab's more than 60 years of experience and expertise ensure that you have the right spectrophotometer for your application. That's why thousands of companies have selected HunterLab to be their color measurement partner.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“ฃ Going Virtual!  Join us at the  #SHIFT20 Virtual Event & Expo (#IFT20), July 13-15th to learn about our innovative ...
07/06/2020

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“ฃ Going Virtual! Join us at the #SHIFT20 Virtual Event & Expo (#IFT20), July 13-15th to learn about our innovative color & appearance solutions for various Food & Beverage applications.

#HunterLab Virtual Booth / Showroom: https://bit.ly/2VPdEtJ

#SHIFT20 Registration: https://bit.ly/2ZGiwCp

#SHIFT20 Planner Tool: Add #HunterLab to your Planner account (Save appointments to your personalized calendar, Add favorites/product recommendations etc) here: https://bit.ly/2O0w46g

Enjoy this newest virtual experience! ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ“ฑ#ColorMeasurement #VirtualShow #IFT20 #hunterlab #SHIFT20

What is a Spectrophotometer? How do we use it? The science behind this tool is powerful and can be used in several diffe...
06/21/2020
What Is a Spectrophotometer and How Does It Work? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

What is a Spectrophotometer? How do we use it? The science behind this tool is powerful and can be used in several different ways. To clear things up, weโ€™ve put together some information on the pros and cons of spectrophotometers and how they contribute to different products and technologies, so letโ€™s dive in. #colormeasurement #HunterLab

While a spectrophotometer might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, it is actually a powerful tool that companies across the world use to improve their products and learn more about the world. It can tell us if oil is contaminated or if a fruit is ripe. It can also ensure that consistency an...

Color theory is all around us โ€” in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding...
06/16/2020
Basics of Color Theory - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Color theory is all around us โ€” in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding color theory is critical to anyone in design, and it plays a crucial role in product development and brand imagery. Even color theory psychology is a growing trend. So what is it exactly? #colormeasurement #hunterlab

Color theory is all around us โ€” in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding color theory is critical to anyone in design, and it plays a crucial role in product development and brand imagery. Even color theory psychology is a growing trend. So what is i...

06/10/2020
DQNB Install & use

This video explains how to install the Digital Qualification NoteBook (DQNB) and provides step-by-step instruction on how to use. #Validation #Compliance #HunterLab #ColorMeasurement

This video explains how to install the Digital Qualification NoteBook (DQNB) and provides step-by-step instruction on how to use.

Learn about food color standards established by the FDA, including what technology your business can use to operate with...
06/05/2020
Food Coloring Regulations and Standards - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Learn about food color standards established by the FDA, including what technology your business can use to operate within regulation. #HunterLab #ColorMeasurement

In the past 100 years, the amount of food coloring used in food has increased drastically. This shift is due in part to manufacturersโ€™ growing emphasis on making food look more appealing, last longer and attract as many consumers as possible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes str...

04/20/2020
Aeros 2 workspaces

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‰This video demonstrates how easy it is to color measure multiple different product samples on a HunterLab Aeros color spectrophotometer, using its capability to store and recall different workspaces, with different product parameters. #hunterlab #colormeasurement

This video demonstrates how easy it is to color measure multiple different product samples on a HunterLab Aeros color spectrophotometer, using its capability...

04/10/2020
ColorFlex EZ measuring two salad dressings

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰This video ๐ŸŽฅ demonstrates just how easy it is to use a HunterLab ColorFlex EZ color spectrophotometer to measure and compare samples like salad dressings to a production standard, using the ring & disc accessory. ๐Ÿ‘#colormeasurement #hunterlab

This video demonstrate just how easy it is to use a HunterLab ColorFlex EZ color spectrophotometer to measure and compare samples like salad dressings to a p...

๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ“ฃ #HunterLab ๐Ÿ‘ is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Check it out at ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.hunte...
03/31/2020

๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ“ฃ #HunterLab ๐Ÿ‘ is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Check it out at ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰
https://www.hunterlab.com/

+Improved design +SolutionFocussedApplications +TargetMarketing +RefreshedMission +Simplicity & More... We hope this new website provides you with valuable content and resources... #colormeasurement #newwebsite

What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘‡
01/21/2020
What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘‡

The APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner visual color scales were both originally based on liquid chloroplatinate color standards but have different history and intended use. In the chemical, pharmaceutical and plastics industries, APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen is used to differentiate trace amounts of yellowness in nea...

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…!
12/23/2019

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…!

11/26/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

๐Ÿ‘‹ We are at #IBIE2019 (International Baking Industry Exposition) in Las Vegas ๐ŸŽฐ exhibiting our innovative color and appe...
09/10/2019

๐Ÿ‘‹ We are at #IBIE2019 (International Baking Industry Exposition) in Las Vegas ๐ŸŽฐ exhibiting our innovative color and appearance measurement solutions. We are focused on helping our customers achieve successful outcomes. Stop by and have a conversation ๐Ÿคwith us (Booth #644)

#colormeasurement #hunterlab #bakingexpo #ibie

Hunterlab Malaysia
08/30/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#56 What are the SCAA Roast Coffee Standards?

The SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) has produced a series of eight visual color standards for roast classification of ground coffee.

Visual SCAA Roast Coffee Color Standards from โ€œvery lightโ€ to โ€œvery darkโ€.

SCAA item R4001 consists of a light-weight black vinyl kit (10โ€ณ x 12โ€ณ x 1 3/4โ€ณ) containing eight color disks, numbered in increments of 10 ranging from โ€œVery Lightโ€ (tile # 95) to โ€œVery Darkโ€ (tile #25).

The kit also includes 2 background sheets, two standard Petri dishes for sample presentation for visual evaluation, and an easy-to-read manual. These (8) industry standard disks were designed to provide a visual guide for the degree of roast as a purchasing specification for both roasters and their customers.

Reporting in SCAA visual grades is inherently less precise than using Hunter L, a, b or CIE L*, a*, b* color values and correlated SCAA Coffee #. For best results using this visual coffee color evaluation system, you need to use balanced white light that minimizes the glare off the card and visually offset the texture difference between the roast ground coffee and the flat, uniform coffee standard. The SCAA # and Roast Classification system can perform well as a purchasing specification.

The HunterLab ColorFlex EZ Coffee meter comes with a built-in correlation to report both SCAA # and SCAA Roast Classification, as well as the HCCI โ€“ HunterLab Coffee Color Index used for roast process control.

Find us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected] for more information.

Hunterlab Malaysia
07/19/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

# 50 Hunterlab ColorFlex EZ Coffee Meter

HunterLab developed ColorFlex EZ Coffee meter. The colour of coffee is important because it is predominantly used to assess the degree of roasting. The CFEZ Coffee is specially designed to measure the color of roasted coffee grounds, freeze-dried coffee, and instant powders.

Specialty scales have been added to the CFEZ to help easily determine the quality of the coffee being measured.
These scales include the
-HunterLab Coffee Color Index (HCCI),
-SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) Number, and
-SCAA Roast Classification.

The CFEZ Coffee also now comes with a PQ (performance qualification) coffee tile. This tile allows the user to check the CFEZ Coffee instrument to ensure that it is reading color as expected.

The CFEZ Coffee has been designed to consistently measure lot to lot differences to improve upon consistency and batch to batch production quality. By using the CFEZ Coffee it will be easy for to define the degree of roasting. The CFEZ Coffee gives users a quick and easy way to quantitatively determine the quality of their coffee.

You can also visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected] for more information. Have a nice day!

05/22/2019
APHA Vista standardization

A brief lesson in standardizing your Vista to measure APHA samples.

#hunterlab #colormeasurement

A brief lesson in standardizing your Vista to measure APHA samples.

Hunterlab Malaysia
05/11/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

# 43 What is Colour and how is it measured?

The most important part of Hunterlab concept is helping our customers to measure colour. We have shared many posts on colour application in this world but have you ever wonder how colour exists? At this post, you will learn more about why colour appear as they do and how they are measured.

1. 3 Components in colour observation: Light , An object , An observer.

2. A LIGHT source emits radiant energy in the form of visible light from 400 to about 700nm.
Light source is one of the elements that must be controlled in order to accurately judge colour. CIE has developed standardized illuminants for colour judgement by human observers or measurement by instruments. Each illuminant has a different composition of various wavelengths of visible light.
The most common illuminants are :
D65 - Noon Daylight (commonly used)
A โ€“ incandescent
F2 - Cool White Fluorescent

3. OBJECTS that are viewed themselves contribute to the perception of color and appearance by modifying the light from the light source. Colorants in objects absorb some wavelengths of the light and reflect/ transmit other wavelengths.
Eg: A red object reflects the red wavelengths of light and absorbs all other wavelengths. It is the reflected red light that causes us to see the objects as red.

4. OBSERVER means a human eye which receives the light and the brain which provides the perception for the vision. Since different humans perceive colour and appearance in different ways, subjectively, attempts have been made to โ€˜standardizeโ€™ the human observer. Hence 2ยฐ and 10 ยฐ Observer were developed by conducting experiments.

Conclusion :
All 3 elements of the observing situation should be taken into account in colour measurement.

For more information, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected]

Hunterlab Malaysia
04/26/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#42 Monitoring Color Degradation and Variation of Fluorescent High-visibility Colorings in Safety Garments

Suppliers of textiles for safety garments in rail industry of Australia come from all over the world. However, the railway industry in Australia does not have specific safety clothing standards but refers to AS/NZS 1906.4.2010 โ€˜High-visibility materials for safety garments.โ€™ Thus, variation in color among textiles from different suppliers exists. On the other hand, after prolonged usage, color degradation of the garment products occurs but there is no guideline on when the safety garments should be replaced.

In order to evaluate the color variation and degradation, Vijayan (2016) performed a study using HunterLab Colorflex EZ. Photometric and colorimetric properties of the background color of garment substrates were measured and were evaluated for compliance with the Standards, including the ANSI Z535.1.2011 and BS EN ISO 20471.2013 standards, after washing and exposure to UV.

The results addressed the variations in requirements among the various Standards and illustrated the impact of washing and UV exposure on the color of the color substrates used in safety garments.

For more information, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected]

04/25/2019

HunterLab is hiring for these positions - Senior Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, HR Generalist, Materials Handler & Assembler II.

Learn more about our work culture, benefits and open positions here
https://www.hunterlab.com/careers.html

Hunterlab Malaysia
04/05/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#39 Not Only for Good Looking: What Tooth Color Tells Us?

Clean, bright and white teeth significantly affect one's appearance. A wide spectrum of toothpaste and dental procedures have been developed for whitening teeth. However, the natural color of teeth changes continuously.

Gรณmez-Polo et al (2015) assessed the predictability of color of maxillary central incisor based on patient age and gender. In the study, tooth color of one of the maxillary central incisors of 1361 Caucasian individuals aged 16 to 89 years was measured. CIE L*, a*, b*, C* and h as well as age and gender of patients were recorded.

Based on regression analysis, both age and gender had significant interaction with all color coordinates. Essentially, age was a stronger predictor of tooth color as compared to gender. The impact of age was highest on L* value, accounted for 45% of total variation whereas 21% and 17% respectively for a* and b*. However, gender only added between 3% and about 6% of the variance explained for each of the variables predicted.

Teeth became darker yellower and more reddish with increasing age and L* value was shown to be significantly correlated with aging. These findings not only addressed the marketing potential of tooth whitening products but also the potential value of color measurement in forensic science.

For more information, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected]

Hunterlab Malaysia
03/29/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#38 Correlation between Color Data and Food Extrusion Conditions

Certain food substances such as spaghetti are produced by extrusion. It is important to realize that raw material contents and extrusion conditions including moisture, temperature as well as grinding speed will lead to variation in resulting food color.

A classical study by Sgaramella and Ames demonstrated the color reflectance change of wheat food substances, which contained starch, glucose and lysine, during extrusion cooking process. Their results showed that, increasing the die temperature or the amounts of glucose and lysine, or decreasing the moisture content, would increase the color intensity of the ground extrudates as reflected by decreased L* and increased a* and b* values. Moreover, decreasing the moisture content appeared to have greater influence on color development than increasing the die temperature.

The study serves as a demonstration on how quality of extruded food can be monitored, especially for on-line inspection.

For more information, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected]

HunterLab's cover photo
03/26/2019

HunterLab's cover photo

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃIntroducing #Agera. Our newest color & appearance measurement solution delivering simultaneous measurements of refl...
03/25/2019

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃIntroducing #Agera. Our newest color & appearance measurement solution delivering simultaneous measurements of reflected color, gloss, and image capture in one simple measurement.

Interested? -Visit here: https://www.hunterlab.com/agera-spectrophotometer.html

Hunterlab Malaysia
03/22/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#37 Solution Color Test in Pharmaceutical Industry

Color measurement is often misunderstood and underappreciated. For instance, some may say they can compare different colors with their eyes while other people may believe using digital imaging or apps in cell phones can generate accurate color data. Essentially, pharmaceuticals are related to human health and thus the overall quality control, including control in color and appearance, is crucial.

As we addressed here previously, digital imaging is not true color measurement and cannot always generate the actual colorimetric properties of specimen. Besides, human vision and memory are not reliable as well. Further, there are certain colorimetric properties cannot be measured by digital imaging and human vision such as metamerism. On the other hand, the color measurement of very dilute solutions required delicate colorimetric spectrophotometers in order to obtain precise results.

In pharmaceutical industry, color data would serve as important reference data for quality control. Importantly, the coverage of color series addressed in most pharmacopoeias is somehow incomplete. In particular, there is no reference for blue color (negative b* value, see attached figure). Hence, color data would serve as objective reference value for color in this color dimension.

To learn more applications of solution color measurement, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my

03/19/2019

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹ Today is the day! We are exhibiting our newest color, gloss and haze measurement solutions at #ANTEC19.

#HunterLab๐Ÿ‘

ANTECยฎ 2019, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. Itโ€™s where classroom theory connects with real-world solutions.

Location
Marriott Detroit Renaissance
Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

Booth # ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ 107

Address

11491 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA
20190

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(703) 471-6870

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