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New Colour Spectrophotometer to Aid Material Measurements

Mon, 01 July, 2019

TWI has purchased a colour spectrophotometer for the measurement of colour, sparkle, and coarseness in materials, particularly coatings.

The MA-T6 spectrophotometer, manufactured by X-Rite, is designed to deliver a high level of colour accuracy whilst being totally portable.

The fact that the machine is fully portable allows for measurements to be obtained in any location.   

The spectrophotometer features an RGB colour camera, providing live images of the surface to assist with location and analysis of test surface.

Six angles of measurement enable the characterisation of a range of special effect finishes across a variety of applications, from automotive coatings to plastics and metals.

This project is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) and the equipment is housed at our facility in Middlesbrough.

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