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While Coca-Cola said hello to the world by name over the last few years, it printed more than 1 billion [1. “Coca-Cola® gets personal with HP Indigo digital technology,” 2013 https://h41380.www4.hpe.com/campaigns/download/4AA4-7299ENW.pdf] labels on…
Intermittent color quality sampling tends to produce a high level of waste for label printers. Real time quality control via online spectrophotometers is a better option.
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I’ve driven the same vehicle for over a decade, and I’m not generally a fan of car shopping, so I took advantage of a recent chat with an automotive client to educate myself on industry trends. As luck would have it, one of the most intriguing…
Color changing technology for cars is the newest trend in automotive paint design. Learn how spectrophotometry uncovers the mysteries of this innovative technology.
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After a recent trip to the store, which yielded plastic bags filled with plastic packages—containing plastic toys, lights, and dinnerware—I’ve become fairly convinced that plastics are taking over the world. Polymer is the material of the future. The…
Color analysis of plastic and polymer additives help improve consistency and uniformity in manufacturing and aid in new product formulation.
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For the second time, the test slab you’ve mixed has turned out a different color than what the architect approved, and for the second time you’ve had to delay construction. The engineer is getting sick of recasting tests. The architect is getting sick of…
Ensuring accurate color measurement in concrete is a challenge. But the right spectrophotmeter, and a well-trained operator, can work around common issues.
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The holiday season has come and gone, and I find myself, as usual, having consumed more than my fair share of sweets. With the arrival of the New Year, I’m trying to cut back on sugary foods, but ice cream is one treat that’s not getting scratched from my…
Carrageenan is used to add color and appeal to many food products. Spectrophotometers offer a simple method for carrageenan color analysis.
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By 3:00 am, it’s already on Twitter. At 7:00 the phone is ringing, and the morning just got hectic. Your primary cotton source, a Vietnamese plantation, lost its storage facilities and much of its crop to a major mudslide. Nobody was hurt, but you’ve got…
Dye and fabric variations make supply chain quality control a challenge for garment manufacturers. Spectrophotometers ensure consistent color.
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Working while raising kids means I occasionally stop at the drive-thru—and while I’m immune to most menu options, french fries are the notable exception. I’ve tried to make my own, but they just don’t compare with the perfect flavor, color, and crispiness…
Meeting color standards for frozen french fried potatoes can be a challenge due to the non-uniform sample surface. Learn how advanced spectrophotometers address these issues.
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We’re seeing bad weather this year in the Pacific Northwest, with frigid temperatures that seem to have made the cold and flu season worse. As freezing rain coated the roads last week, I found myself scavenging through my medicine cabinet for something to…
Pharmaceutical color standards are designed for product safety and stability. Spectrophotometers use comparative data to monitor these changes for quality.
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Ever put diesel in your car by accident? It’s not an easy mistake, but people still figure out ways to do it—the car will cut out after a few miles, at which point the unlucky driver will need to hire a professional to drain their tank, lines, and…
Petrochemical refineries must meet stringent standards for aircraft fuel production. Advanced spectrophotometric technology can help you stay compliant.
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Laundry is one of those chores that seems unending, but I actually enjoy in the monotony of washing and folding. There’s something about the clean smell of fresh clothes that lightens my mood. Maybe that’s why I linger in the laundry aisle of the…
Spectrophotometers offer color analysis of liquid detergents and provide the quantifiable data needed for maintaining performance and improving stability.
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People with kids would probably agree that ketchup is the secret ingredient to improving the diets of young children. With it, you can convince almost any picky toddler to try new foods. But this love isn’t limited to the juvenile palate—just look…
Learn how tomato color classification image analysis can improve ketchup color quality and how utilizing your spectral technology can increase production.
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It happens. An employee makes a mistake and the carpet doesn’t come out the way it’s supposed to. A whole roll gets pulled off the line, marked down, and taken off to be piled up with all the other off goods waiting in the truck behind the warehouse. Not…
It isn't easy for manufacturers to get reliable color readings from post-dye tufted carpet. Spectrophotometers can help, but much depends upon the model.
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11491 Sunset Hills RoadUSVirginiaReston20190
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Ganesh Ramanathan
4 months ago
Hunter Associates Laboratory has a very strong color science background. Richard Hunter, founder of the company is a pioneering color scientist and very well known personality in the science field. I highly recommend Hunterlab for their exceptional service and production of world class spectrophotometers.