byko-drive XL – Automatic Film Applicator with the most flexible design to perform drawdowns of coating and inks Reply

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the bykodrive XL Automatic Film Applicator.

Dry film appearance is influenced by drawdown speed and pressure applied to drawdown applicator.  The byko-drive XL offers precise speed and pressure control to produce consist drawdown results.  Two models are available: one designed with a vacuum plate or another model with a glass plate.  The byko-drive XL is an international testing device with universal power supply, 8 selectable menu languages, measurement units in metric or English scale, and CE/UL/CSA certification.  More…

temp-gard Oven Temperature Recorder Reply

The temp-gard is an innovative oven temperature recorder from BYK-Gardner. It has a large color display that includes a convenient temperature graph, which enables rapid access to the measurement results.  Data can be transferred via a USB memory stick, so there is no need for probe changes between runs. The BYK-Gardner temp-gard is highly accurate and long-term stability is guaranteed. It is robust, but light weight, and includes an easy-to-carry thermal barrier. The following video gives an overview of the temp-gard, its barrier, and its probes.

Consistent quality control needs an OBJECTIVE EYE!

BYK-Gardner offers complete quality control solutions for your application in coatings. For more information visit BYK.com.

 

 

 

Industrial Coatings – A fascinating decoration Reply

Visit Measure What You See to learn about Industrial Coatings… Color, flow & Leveling, temperature.

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Patchwork might be good for quilts but certainly not for coated industrial goods. As many finished products consist of multiple components which are manufactured by different suppliers and at different locations, uniformity of color and appearance is crucial. Not only the paint batches need to be delivered with consistent quality, but also the production process of the finished product needs to be controlled.

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Temperature Measurement Reply

 “Caution Hot!” Not only hot beverages should be handled with care, but this is also true for baked coating systems used in today’s mass production. Optimum curing is the prerequisite to achieve the high mechanical and appearance QC requirements specified for finished products. In order to avoid rejects and ensure consistent quality, the exact temperature profile of the baking oven must be controlled on a routine schedule.

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FREE BYK-Gardner Color Webinar Reply

Check out the latest Webinar offered by BYK-Gardner for their customers around the world!

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Color Systems for Solid Colors

May 25, 2016, 10am Eastern Time

(Available in different time zones around the world here)

Which color system is the best?

A  question with not just one answer!

Color control has historically been done by visually inspecting the samples and comparing them to a standard. The disadvantage of this process is its subjectivity. In 1976, the internationally agreed upon CIEL*a*b* system was adopted for more objectivity. Since then, several modifications of the CIEL*a*b* color equation like ΔE*CMC, ΔE*94, ΔE*2000 were introduced. The goal of the modifications was to improve the correlation between visual perception and instrumentally measured values. In this seminar, you will find out the strong and weak points of the different color equations with typical applications.

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Pre-Order the New 2016 BYK-Gardner Catalog Today! Reply

Pre-Order BYK-Gardner’s new catalog now! Click on the Measure What You See Blog to fill out the form.

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Be the first to get your BYK-Gardner catalog. Fill out the simple form below to pre-order one today!  Find out the latest on new products and get up-to-date pricing. Check out the theory sections and better understand the instruments that support your industry.

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Fill in the form below or call 800-343-7721 or 301-483-6500 to pre-order your BYK-Gardner Catalog today. If you are requesting multiple catalogs, please add that request to the additional comment section.

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BYK-Gardner Calibration and Accreditation, What Does It Mean for You? Reply

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Every year or so, it comes time to send in your instrumentation to be calibrated per your quality control protocols.  You receive your instrument back along with a traceable certificate.  Or, you may even have a Field Service Engineer visit you on-site to calibrate and certify your instruments.  But, that certificate that you hold in your hand, that you file away, what does it mean for you?

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