The gloss is a major attribute of a product that offers a lustrous and shiny metallic appearance. Gloss measurement is an important perception of humans while inspecting an object. The product’s shine has a psychological impact on a consumer and also affect their buying behaviour. In this blog section, we will discuss about the gloss meter and its use.

The gloss of a product is majorly influenced by different factors, for example, smoothness which is attained during polishing, quality and type of coating which is applied to the material, etc. Manufacturers in the automotive industries especially design their products with maximum reflectance and glossy appearance that quickly grabs the attention of the customers. Apart from the automotive industries, the black satin furniture, reflective car body panels, glossy magazines covers, glossy gadgets grab the attention of the buyers and play a significant role to affect the buying decisions of the customers. Therefore, it is quite important for the manufacturers in every industry to maintain the glossiness of the products constantly on every product or across different batches of the production.

The gloss of material also help the buyers to measure the quality of the surface, a single drop on a glass or a shiny coated products indicates a defect in the products. Therefore, the manufacturers of different industries especially emphasize on the gloss of the products whether it is automotive, printing material, food, pharmaceutical or consumer electronics. 

How can it be measured?

The gloss of any product can be measured as an actual percentage of the shine of a surface when the standardized amount of light is reflected in a particular area and reflects back. The angle of light and the method by which the reflectance can be measured is determined by the surface of the material. It is the best way to ascertain the gloss of the surfaces.

Testing Apparatus

Labtiger deals in supplying high-quality of Gloss Meter – Triangle that measures the gloss of a surface of the material from three different angles i.e. 20°, 60° and 85°. It is a compatible instrument that can measure the luminous, whiteness, colour differences, reflectance and other properties of different products when they are observed in different lightning conditions.

It helps to measure the correlation between glosses and shine when the sample is placed flat. The value of the gloss changes when the sample is tilted at different angles. The testing device is used in multiple applications to measure the gloss of plastics, glasses, powders, clothes, ceramics, papers, and also the gloss and brightness of paints. It strictly complies with the national and international standard test methods such as ISO2813, ASTM D523, GB/T 9754, and ASTM D2457.

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