Color and gloss control for interior auto parts.
Avariety of materials that are used in automotive interiors, such
as leather, plastics, and fabrics, must evoke a sense of visual harmony.
A uniform look is achieved by requiring suppliers to adhere to very
tight tolerances for color and gloss specifications for the various
components. Spectro-Guide Gloss-S was developed by BYK-Gardner
especially for these quality-control requirements. The instrument
measures color (45/0 or sphere) and 60[degrees] gloss simultaneously.
For interior parts, a very low gloss appearance, which should be
controlled within half a gloss unit, is usually requested.
The calibration procedure, in conjunction with the use of special
mat range standards, enabled an increase in the technical performance of
the Spectro-Guide Gloss-S family of instruments. As a result, the
repeatability of [+ or -]0.1 GU for 60[degrees]Gloss <10 gloss units
can be guaranteed, which consequently allows the control of gloss within
[+ or -] 0.3 gloss units.
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